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About Us - Mayor's African American Advisory Council

MAAAC Membership

 "Proudly Serving the Community 1981"

The City of Tampa Mayor's African American Advisory Council (MAAAC) was formed in 1981 to create a liaison between the Mayor's Office and the African American community whose members are appointed by the Mayor of the City of Tampa.

MAAAC recommends programs and activities which promote good relations among all citizens throughout the City, can consist of up to 25 members with no set terms and does not require City Council confirmation or oath of office. By-laws do not require City residency, however the Mayor had made it a preference to appoint only City residents who reside within Hillsborough County. 

When a vacancy occurs, the members of MAAAC may recommend names for consideration as replacements. The officers consist of the Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and Parliamentarian.  The duties of the officers are those normally associated with such positions in accordance with generally accepted parliamentary procedures.

A member may be placed within inactive status upon accumulating a maximum of four (4) absences within a calendar year; in order to resume active membership, inactive members are eligible to reapply during a future election season, only if the maximum of 25 member capacity has not been met.

Click here now for your MAAAC Council Member Application

Members meet monthly every second Thursday.  General Body meetings are held at the City of Tampa Municipal Office Building, 306 E. Jackson Street (corner of E. Jackson Street and N. Florida Avenue) 5th Floor of via virtual platform.   Special and Executive Board meetings are scheduled by the Chairperson, as needed. 

If you would like to be considered for membership on MAAAC, please contact the City of Tampa Liaison for more information.


Chairperson, Ben Gainer

This committee serves as liaison to African-American community groups by exposing and seeking solutions to problems related to racism. Another duty of the committee is to submit recommendations to the City concerning:

  • Development
  • Revitalization
  • City Services
  • Other resources that sustain quality living standards

Chairperson, Rolanda McDuffie

    This committee is responsible for:

  • Disseminating City budget information at town hall meetings on a quarterly basis
  • Addressing issues that deal with the economic plight of the city's less affluent citizens
  • Making suggestions for City budget spending



Chairperson, Tiffiann Isley

This committee is responsible for:

  • Promoting and encourage cooperation among citizens and local school districts
  • Promoting efforts to advance a quality educational experience for young people
  • Monitoring trends that affect Tampa's youth and families

Chairperson, Tiffany Hubert

Updated: 10/15/2021