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Cathy Cruz named Manatee County’s 2014 Employee of the Year

Cathy Cruz named Manatee County’s 2014 Employee of the Year

A soft-spoken custodian known for her outstanding work ethic and warm smile has been named 2014 Manatee County Employee of the Year. Cathy Cruz, a Property Management custodian for the past seven years, was selected for the honor and recognized at today’s regular meeting of the Manatee County Commission. read on Cathy Cruz named Manatee County’s 2014 Employee of the Year

Temporary road closures planned for downtown Bradenton during downtown chiller plant construction

Temporary road closures planned for downtown Bradenton during downtown chiller plant construction

Construction has begun to install a new chilled water plant in downtown Bradenton. The new chiller will mean significant financial savings and energy efficiencies, and a decrease in the County's carbon footprint. During the initial construction period, there will be temporary road closures in some areas of downtown Bradenton. In addition, the construction will close Central Library from Nov. 9 - 11 and again from Feb. 7 through April 15, 2015. Click through the slideshow below for more information on the chiller project. And thank you for your patience during the construction period. read on Temporary road closures planned for downtown Bradenton during downtown chiller plant construction

County Commission appoints chairman, leadership positions for 2015

County Commission appoints chairman, leadership positions for 2015

MANATEE COUNTY, FL (Dec. 2, 2014) – Betsy Benac, the at-large County Commissioner first elected in 2012, has been voted Chair of the Board of County Commissioners. Commissioner Carol Whitmore was again appointed Chair of the Port Authority as Commissioners voted on 2015’s leadership and committee appointments. District 5 Commissioner Vanessa Baugh will also continue as Tourist Development Council representative and chair. read on County Commission appoints chairman, leadership positions for 2015

Next Gen 9-1-1 information

Next Gen 9-1-1 information

Next Generation 911 is an Internet Protocol (IP)-based system that allows digital information (e.g., voice, photos, videos, text messages) to flow seamlessly from the public, through the 911 network and on to emergency responders. To learn more about the future of Manatee's 911 system, check out Manatee IT Director Paul Alexander's Sept. 30 presentation to the Council of Governments. read on Next Gen 9-1-1 information

E-books your thing? Check out Manatee County Public Library's extensive e-book collection today!

E-books your thing? Check out Manatee County Public Library's extensive e-book collection today!

Free books, audiobooks, movies and music for your tablet, phone or computer? They're all available from Manatee County Public Library. Find out how easy it is to access all these great resources today! read on E-books your thing? Check out Manatee County Public Library's extensive e-book collection today!

New roads, bridges and community projects

New roads, bridges and community projects

44th Avenue Extension. The Ft. Hamer Bridge. Boat ramp improvements. Get the latest on some of the community's biggest construction projects under the County Commission's Quarterly Reports area. read on New roads, bridges and community projects