Brownfield Advisory Board

  • 1 p.m.
  • 1st Thursday of the even numbered months
  • City Hall
    2200 Second St.
    City Council Chambers
    Fort Myers, FL 33901
Residents or individuals owning a business in the city shall receive primary consideration for nomination and appointment as members of the Brownfield Advisory Board, however, residency or business ownership in the city shall not be required. Two members of the board shall be owners or employees of firms specializing in environmental cleanup and remediation, specializing in environmental training or real estate professionals with experience in redevelopment. Two members shall be experienced in the field of vocational/technical training or have experience in academic training.

The board shall consist of 7 members and 2 alternate members. The members shall serve for 3-year terms at the pleasure of City Council and without compensation. A member must be present for 75% of the meetings held during any calendar year, the member’s seat shall be declared vacant by the chair.

As part of the Brownfield Redevelopment Program, the City of Fort Myers has established a Brownfield Advisory Board. The purpose of the board is to promote and receive public comment on the identification, rehabilitation, and redevelopment of brownfield sites. The board provides guidance in areas such as future land use, local employment opportunities, development proposals, community safety, and environmental justice as they relate to brownfields. The board reviews and recommends ways to encourage public interest and participation in the brownfields initiative. The board also assists in guiding and setting policy for the city’s Brownfield Redevelopment Program.

The members of the board shall be sworn by the city clerk to perform the duties of the office. The duties of the board members are as follows:
  1. Receive public comment on the rehabilitation and redevelopment of brownfields areas, future land use, local employment opportunities, community safety, and economic justice.
  2. Review and recommend ways to encourage public interest and participation in the brownfields initiative.
  3. Review and provide recommendations to the City Council on proposed brownfields site or area designations and rehabilitation agreements.
  4. Provide periodic reports to the City Council.
  5. Be permitted and is encouraged to have joint meetings with other city advisory boards when deemed necessary to evaluate common concerns with those advisory boards relating to redevelopment of brownfields areas.