Carol Whitmore, At Large


Contact Commissioner Whitmore

Party Affiliation: Republican - Elected 2006

Phone: 941-745-3704
Fax: 941-745-3790
Mailing Address: The Honorable Carol Whitmore
P.O. Box 1000
Bradenton, FL 34206-1000

To schedule appointments, follow through on concerns, or obtain County information, you may contact Commissioner Whitmore's assistant Sheri Smith by phone at (941) 745-3708 or e-mail at



Commissioner Whitmore is originally from Dearborn Heights, Michigan. She moved to Manatee County in 1969 and grew up on Anna Maria Island. She became a nurse in 1977 and was employed at Manatee Memorial Hospital in Critical Care. In 1991, the Commissioner worked at Woods of Manatee as Admissions Coordinator before she became employed at her husband’s office. Carol is married to Dr. Andre Renard and has a daughter, Janae, who is married to Scott Rudacille.


  • Manatee High School Graduate, 1973
  • Licensed Practical Nurse, Graduated from Manatee Technical Institute, 1977
  • MCC Graduate with an Associate of Science degree, 1980
  • Certified Health Care Risk Manager until 2006
  • Licensed Registered Nurse

Public Service

Board of County Commissioners, Elected November 2006

  • Member, 2006-present
  • Chairman, 2011
  • First Vice Chairman, 2009, 2010
  • Second Vice Chairman, 2008, 2018

Manatee County Port Authority

  • Member 2006-present
  • Chairman, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Second Vice Chairman, 2008
  • Second Vice Chairman, 2007

Manatee County Civic Center Authority

  • Member 2006-2014
  • Chairman, 2007, 2009, 2010
  • Second Vice Chairman, 2008

Tourist Development Council

  • Chairman, 2009, 2016, 2017, 2018

West Coast Inland Navigation District (WCIND)

  • Chairman, 2017

Sarasota Bay Estuary Program

  • Member, 2017

Sarasota Bradenton International Airport Advisory Commission

  • Member, 2017

Sarasota Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)

  • Member, 2008

Environmental Lands Management Action Committee (ELMAC)

  • Chairman, 2010
  • Chairman, 2009
  • Chairman, 2008

Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Policy Board

  • Member, 2010
  • Member, 2009
  • Member, 2008

Florida Association of Counties Board of Directors

  • Member, 2013
  • Member, 2012

Gulf Consortium

       •   Board Appointed Liaison, 2012 - 2013

Medical Examiners Commission

  •  Appointed by Governor Rick Scott, 2013 to present

Blake Medical Trauma Center, LECOM (Medical, Dental & Pharmaceutical)

  • Board Appointed Liaison, 2013-2015

Animal Services

  • Board Appointed Liaison, 2013-2015




  • Holmes Beach City Commissioner 1991-1998
  • Mayor of the City of Holmes Beach 1998-2006


  • Manatee County Food Bank Advisory Committee, Member
  • Manatee Opportunity Council, Past Board Member
  • Manatee Heart Association, Past Board Member
  • Children's Services, Past Board Member
  • START (Solutions To Avoid Red Tide), Past Board Member
  • Aids Council of Manatee, Past President
  • American Red Cross Board of Directors
  • United Way Board of Directors
  • Families Against Addictive Drug Abuse (FAADA), Advisory Board Member
  • Meals on Wheels Advisory Council
  • Healthy Teens Coalition of Manatee County
  • Member of Elder Abuse Team with the State Attorney
  • Member of Animal Abuse Team with the State Attorney
  • Member of Crime Stoppers
  • Founder and Chairman of Animal Coalition


  • Commissioner Whitmore was recognized by the Manatee Veteran's Council for coordinating construction of the Veteran's Monument located behind Manatee Memorial Hospital.
  • Manatee County Area Transit recognized Carol for coordinating and implementing the Island Trolley.
  • City of Bradenton Beach recognized Carol for her support in securing much needed grants.
  • Awarded the 2012 Tampa Bay Lightning Hockey Team's Community Hero Award
  • Awarded the 2012 Louise Rogers Johnson Humanitarian Award (Presented during the Martin King, Jr., Banquet)


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