If you are among those who have an interest in serving in local government, let us be the first to encourage you to do so.
We are big believers in government for the people by the people. It’s the very premise this country was founded on. And it’s a chance for those who want to make a difference in their communities to get involved and let their voices be heard.
Here in The Villages, that opportunity currently exists in Community Development Districts 3 and 4. A supervisor seat is open in each district and we believe it’s the perfect opportunity for someone who has an interest and is willing to put in the time to serve.
In CDD 3, a seat opened up last month following the death of Supervisor Marie McAvoy. CDD 3 supervisors are hoping to make an appointment to fill the vacant seat in August, so those who are interested should put their names in the hat right away.
Applications for the CDD 3 seat must be submitted to the District Clerk no later than 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 31 at the District Office, 984 Old Mill Run, The Villages. You can obtain a copy of the CDD 3 application HERE.
Earlier this month in CDD 4, Supervisor Jim Brockman announced his resignation effective Sept. 14. The longtime resident, who lives in the Village of Chatham, said he is moving out of the area to be closer to family. He was appointed to the CDD 4 Board of Supervisors in 2014 after the death of Rich Lambrecht.
Applications for the CDD 4 seat must be submitted to the District Clerk no later than 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31 at the District Office, 984 Old Mill Run, The Villages. CDD 4 supervisors hope to name a replacement for Brockman before his final day on the board. You can obtain a copy of the CDD 4 application HERE.
Those who are interested in serving and require additional information can call District Clerk Jennifer McQueary at 751-3939.
As we said earlier, we encourage those who live in CDDs 3 and 4 and wish to serve in the very definition of local government to step up and apply for the open positions. And when spots open up on other CDD boards, we hope residents in those neighborhoods will do the same. It’s a unique and rewarding opportunity to serve – and a wonderful chance to make a difference in Florida’s Friendliest Hometown.