John R. Chappie, District Three

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Contact Commissioner Chappie

Party Affiliation: Republican - Elected 2008

Phone: 941-745-3700
Fax: 941-745-3790
E-Mail: john.chappie@mymanatee.org
Mailing Address: The Honorable John R. Chappie
P.O. Box 1000
Bradenton, FL 34206

 

To schedule appointments or follow through on any concerns you may have or obtain County information, please call Shirley Talley at (941) 745-3709 or e-mail her at shirley.talley@mymanatee.org

 

Personal

John Chappie was born in Dayton, Ohio in 1951 and grew up in the country outside of West Milton, Ohio. John moved to Bradenton Beach, Florida where he has lived for the last 34 years. As Mayor of Bradenton Beach, John worked with the City Commission and staff to develop a CRA along the Bridge Street area. Today it is one of the most economically successful and viable business districts in the county.

Education

  • Graduate of Ohio University, 1974

Public Service

Board of County Commissioners, Elected November 2008

  • Third Vice Chairman, 2013, 2014
  • Chairman, 2012
  • First Vice Chairman, 2011
  • Second Vice Chairman, 2010

Civic Center Authority

  • Member 2008-2014
  • Second Vice Chairman, 2009-10

Manatee County Port Authority

  • Member 2008-2014
  • First Vice Chairman, 2011
  • Third Vice Chairman, 2009-10

Community Redevelopment Agency

  • Member, 2008-2014
  • Chairman, 2010
  • First Vice Chairman, 2009

Other

  • Manatee County Local Transportation Coordinating Board, Chair 2013
  • Agency on Bay Management, 2009
  • Economic Development Council Executive Committee, 2009-11
  • Library Board of Trustees, 2009, 2011
  • Peace River/Manasota River Water Supply Authority, 2009-11; Vice Chair 2010; Chairman 2011
  • Sarasota Bay Estuary Program, 2009-10
  • Manatee Blue Ribbon Task Force
  • Scenic Highway Corridor Advocacy Chairman, 1999-2001
  • The Accord Committee
  • Council of Governments
  • Rowing Foundation Program, 2011
  • West Coast Inland Navigation District, 2009-11; Vice Chair 2011
  • Community Redevelopment Agency Chairman, 2010
  • Mayor, Bradenton Beach, 2001-07
  • Vice Mayor, Bradenton Beach, 1997, 1999, 2000-01, 2007-08
  • City Commissioner, Bradenton Beach, 1997-2001, 2007-08
  • Planning & Zoning Board Member, Bradenton Beach, 1984-88
  • Planning & Zoning Chair, 1986-88
  • Planning & Zoning Vice Chair, 1985
  • Housing Code Board Chair, 1985
  • Comprehensive Citizen's Advisory Committee, 1986-89
  • Anna Maria Island Bike Path Committee, 1998
  • Bradenton Beach Representative to Manatee County Parks & Recreation
  • Bradenton Beach City Charter Review Committee
  • Island Transportation Planning Organization
  • Council of Barrier Island Elected Officials
  • Community Redevelopment (CRA) Commissioner, City of Bradenton Beach, 1997 - 2001, 2008
  • Community Redevelopment Chair, City of Bradenton Beach, 2001-07

 

Community

  • Anna Maria Chamber Member, present
  • Manatee County Chamber Member, present
  • Bridge Street Festival Committee, 1996-1998
  • Keep Manatee Beautiful Volunteer, 1997-present
  • Christmas Prelude Founding Member, 1997
  • Legacy III Non Profit Board Director (Founding member)
  • Liason to Tingley Memorial Library Board of Directors, 2001-07
  • Island Kiwanis
  • Economic Development Council Sports Performance Committee

Hobbies

  • Gardening
  • Landscaping