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Positions Available on Several City of Bradenton Boards


BRADENTON -- Openings are available on three of the City of Bradenton’s volunteer boards: Planning Commission, Code Enforcement Board and Architectural Review Board.

Applications may be obtained at the Bradenton City Hall Human Resources Department, 101 Old Main St. Call (941) 932-9457 to request one or click here to download it. Mail the completed application and your resume to Mayor Wayne Poston, 101 Old Main St., Bradenton, FL 34205. Volunteer board representatives are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council.

Prospective board members for the Code Enforcement Board must live in the City limits of Bradenton. Prospective board members for the Planning Commission and Architectural Review Board are not required to live in the City, but candidates who live and/or do business in the City are preferred. Below is a description of the aforementioned boards.

The Code Enforcement Board is granted the authority and powers to hold hearings, make findings of fact, render conclusions of law, issue orders and assess fines against violators of the City codes and ordinances. The board meets at 2:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month at City Hall.

The Planning Commission is charged with preparing, recommending, reviewing and maintaining a development plan containing policies for guiding decisions regarding development. The board serves as a special advisor for the City Council and makes recommendations on special use permits, Land Use Atlas Amendments, vacations of public easements, alcoholic beverage sales, subdivision plats, planned development projects and other applicable land use matters. The commission usually meets on the third Wednesday of every month at 2 p.m. at City Hall. A workshop is usually held one hour prior to the meeting.

The Architectural Review Board was established to protect and further the public interest and welfare of the City relating to historic and architectural preservation and enhancement, design compatibility and place making, and the aesthetic and physical improvement of the public realm for greater community benefit. It meets at the will of the City’s Director of the Department of Planning and Community Development. Meetings are announced in advance. Whenever possible, Architectural Review Board members are chosen representing the following professions:

• Architecture

• Building/Construction Trades

• Urban Planning

• Landscape Architecture

• Historic Preservation


For more information about the Planning Commission, contact Tim Polk, Director of Planning & Community Development, 941-932-9408 or timothy.polk@cityofbradenton.com. For more information about the Code Enforcement Board or Architectural Review Board, contact Volker Reiss, Community Services and Code Compliance Manager, 941-932-9402 or volker.reiss@cityofbradenton.com.



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