Each month, in the course of conducting official business, Sunrise holds meetings of the City Commission, as well as advisory boards, committees and other groups.
The City Commission meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month at 5:00 p.m. in the Commission Chambers on the first floor of City Hall. The first meeting of the month is televised on the Thursday afterward at 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Comcast Cable Channel 78. To view a City Commission meeting agenda, please visit our Commission Agendas page.
Sunrise maintains 14 advisory boards comprised of members appointed by the City Commission. Unless otherwise noted, boards have seven members who each serve a one-year term. Advisory boards may meet monthly, or on an as-needed basis. A list of City boards is provided below. Clicking on the name each board will provide a detailed description.
If you require additional information, please contact the City Clerk's office at (954) 746-3333.
Application packets may be requested from the Office of the City Clerk, or downloaded here:
Application for Appointment - General (Please use this version unless you're applying for a board with a specific application, below.)
Application for Appointment - Affordable Housing Advisory Board
Application for Appointment - Sustainability Advisory Board
Application for Appointment - Unsafe Structures Board
Application for Appointment - Veterans Advisory Board
Affordable Housing Advisory Board Meets third Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. This 11-member board reviews all matters related to recommending monetary and non-monetary incentives and strategies for affordable housing. Members are required to represent one of the following sectors: affordable housing builders, bankers, labor, for-profit and non-profit providers, low-income persons, City employers, realtors, essential services personnel, the local planning agency, and the City. Use the Affordable Housing Advisory Board Application to apply for a two-year term.
Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Board Meets the second Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. The 11-member Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board serves in an advisory capacity to the Assistant Utilities Director - Public Works. This board recommends initiatives meant to encourage bicycling and walking throughout the City, including but not limited to creating plans and developing linkages for the possible inclusion and/or placement of bicycle and pedestrian facilities throughout the City, along with other associated responsibilities to meet that objective.
Board of Adjustment Meets first Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. This board reviews applications for zoning variances and makes recommendations regarding the applications to City staff.
Cultural Affairs Advisory Board Meets first Thursday of the first full week of the month at 6:00 p.m. This board serves in an advisory capacity in matters pertaining to cultural affairs. Responsibilities may include: advising on the development of cultural affairs programs and events; aiding in coordinating programs and events; and evaluating programs and events.
Economic Development Advisory Board Meets first Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. This board serves in an advisory capacity in matters pertaining to economic development in the City. Responsibilities may include: cooperating with other governmental agencies and civic groups in the advancement of economic development; recommending policies, procedures and philosophies on economic development; advising on the development of long-range economic development planning; and aiding in coordinating economic development programs with the programs of other governmental agencies and voluntary organizations.
Education Advisory Board Meets first Tuesday of the first full week of the month at 6:00 p.m. This 11-member board serves in an advisory capacity in matters pertaining to education. Responsibilities may include: participating in an information exchange via school newsletters and principals' offices with the administration of each City school; coordinating the activities of the City with those activities of local schools, colleges and universities in order to promote educational opportunities for residents of the City; developing recommendations regarding programs that may be created by the School Board of Broward County to enhance educational opportunities in the City; identifying and attracting state and federal programs and grants in direct support of City schools; and promoting the public image of City schools.
Historical Commission Meets second Monday of the month at 4:00 p.m. This commission collects, arranges, records and preserves historical material and data, including books, pamphlets, maps, charts, manuscripts, family histories, U.S. census records, papers and other objects and material illustrative of and relating to the history of the City. In addition, the commission procures and preserves narratives of early residents, and collects material of every description relative to the history and schools and churches in Sunrise.
Leisure Services Advisory Board Meets first Monday of the first full week of the month at 6:00 p.m. This board serves in an advisory capacity in matters pertaining to parks and recreation. Responsibilities may include: recommending policies, procedures and philosophies on recreation services; advising on concerns and priorities of development of recreation areas, facilities, programs and services; advising on the development of long-range capital improvements; evaluating the effectiveness of parks and recreation facilities; and helping communicate the policies and functions of the Leisure Services Department to the public.
Planning & Zoning Board Meets first Thursday of the month at 6:00 p.m. This board serves in an advisory capacity in matters pertaining to planning and zoning. Responsibilities may include: reviewing all proposed amendments to the Sunrise Zoning Map and making recommendations concerning said amendments; reviewing all site plans and making recommendations; serving as the architectural review board for the City of Sunrise, reviewing all architectural drawings submitted in conjunction with the site plan approval process and making recommendations; and approving any waivers to the City's sign ordinance.
Small Business Advisory Board Meets third Wednesday of the month at 6:15 p.m. This board advises the Business Outreach Coordinator on matters related to small business activity, development and support within the City of Sunrise, while providing a strategy for promoting Sunrise as an attractive location for small businesses to operate. Other duties include assisting in the development of information and/or programs on resources available to assist small & minority owned businesses; working closely with similar boards, chambers of commerce, county/state/federal agencies towards the advancement, promotion, support and betterment of the small business community in Sunrise; and, recommending policies, procedures and strategies to assist, support and promote small retailers and store front business establishments throughout the City. Preference will be given small business owners, certified property managers, community bank representatives, real estate brokers, and retail leasing agents.
Social Services Advisory Board Meets first Tuesday of the month at 4:00 p.m. This board serves in an advisory capacity in matters pertaining to social services and events available to residents of the City of Sunrise. Responsibilities may include: assistance in coordinating events and programs; and reviewing programs and events after they occur.
Sustainability Advisory Board Meets second Wednesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. The 9-member Sustainability Advisory Board promotes sustainable engineered systems that support human well-being and that are also compatible with sustaining natural (environmental) systems. Acting in an advisory capacity to the Sustainability Officer, the board establishes City goals towards achieving environmentally sound and sensitive residential and commercial developments for the community; develops and recommends programs and educational awareness of the benefits of recycling and conservation for both residential and commercial consumers; advises staff on new developments and products related to recycling, conservation and renewable energy sources; exchanges ideas with other related boards and organizations in matters related to sustainable development, conservation and recycling; develops and recommends information for a City sponsored web page that promotes and educates residents and businesses on best practices in regards to recycling, conservation and sustainability; and, recommends City policies and code changes that encourage developers, residents and investors to construct environmentally sustainable projects. Use the Sustainability Advisory Board Application to apply. Preference will be given to applicants in the following categories: architect, engineer, developer, arborist, land use attorney, property manager, recycling industry, entrepreneur, and resident.
Unsafe Structures Board Meets second Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m. This 9-member board hears and determines appeals from actions and decisions of the building official; hears and reviews the application of the building official for review of his or her action where his or her decision, as indicated in a notice of violation, has not been complied with; affirms, modifies or reverses the decisions of the building official upon appeal or on application for review; through its secretary, transmits the record with all exhibits, instruments, papers, and transcripts of its proceedings to the court in the event of an appeal; hears and determines appeals from actions and decisions of the building official and building department pursuant to the provisions of the applicable minimum housing code; and all other duties and powers provided for in the Florida Building Code, and Florida Building Code Broward Edition, as amended from time to time. The board consists of nine members, who are required to represent one of the following professions: registered engineer, registered architect, general building contractor, electrical contractor, attorney at law, plumbing contractor, real estate appraiser, real estate property manager, citizen with experience and background in the field of social problems. Use the Unsafe Structures Board Application to apply for a three-year term.
Veterans Advisory Board This board meets on the second Thursday of the month. The 11-member Veterans Advisory Board acts in an advisory capacity to the Assistant City Manager. The board will provide and promote recommendations to the assistant city manager on projects, programs and initiatives intended to encourage recognition and support of Veterans, Active Duty Personnel, Drilling Reservists and their families. The board will also address and educate the public regarding issues affecting Veterans, Active Duty Personnel, Drilling Reservists and their families. It will develop information regarding available support services and/or organizations to which they may be referred, as well as maintain relationships with and seek input from advocacy groups and support groups. The board will review and provide input to the assistant city manager on policy, management, rules, regulations, and ordinances affecting Veterans, Active Duty Personnel, Drilling Reservists and their families. Use Veterans Advisory Board Application. The members serve a one-year term. Use the Veterans Advisory Board Application to apply.