Transportation Surtax Oversight Board Application Process

In November 2018, voters approved a Transportation Surtax in Broward County to improve transportation systems using a wide-ranging, collaborative and interconnected plan (to find out more about the Plan visit, The surtax and its authorizing legislation go into effect January 1, 2019. The ordinance seeks to insulate the surtax from political decision-making through the imposition of an Appointing Authority.  It is the role of the Appointing Authority to select an Independent Oversight Board, tasked with (1) reviewing projects for eligibility under the state statute (212.055(1), F.S.), (2) monitoring revenues and expenditures over the surtax’s 30-year timeframe, and (3) offering transparency and accountability to the public. 

The Oversight Board is a group of volunteer professionals, serving four-year terms, who will meet at least quarterly; supported by talented staff, legal support and consulting services, as needed. The ordinance requires Oversight Board members to comply with strict conflict of interest provisions; therefore all applicants must complete the attached form, including notarization, to be considered.

The Appointing Authority for the Broward County Transportation Surtax is seeking applications from South Florida residents in the following categories:
(1) One professional in the field of accounting;
(2) One professional in the field of finance;
(3) One professional in the field of land use or urban planning;
(4) One professional in the field of engineering or construction management;
(5) One professional in the field of architecture;
(6) One professional in the field of environmental science;
(7) One resident consumer of public transportation;
(8) One former city or county manager

Applicants are NOT required to reside in Broward County to serve on the Oversight Board, except in the category of user of public transportation.


  1. Cover letter including: (a) a statement of personal interest in serving; (b) the category/ies in which the applicant wishes to be considered; (c) overview of any experience related to transportation and infrastructure programs/projects; (d) whether the applicant has been asked to apply by an Appointing Authority entity/member or is applying individually
  2. A complete, up-to-date resume/bio/CV including current contact information (home and business address, email, phone)
  3. A signed and notarized Certification of No Conflict Form (attached)

Applicants will not be considered if any of the above information is missing, or if the applications are not received in the inbox by 5PM, December 31, 2018.

To learn more about the ordinance, visit: (Taxation, Sections 31 ½-72-75).  To learn more about the composition of the Appointing Authority, visit:

Certification of No Conflict of Interest