Chairman Priscilla Whisenant Trace, District One

Priscilla Whisenant Trace District 1

Contact Commissioner Priscilla Whisenant Trace

Party Affiliation: Republican - Elected 2016

Phone: 941-745-3701
Fax: 941-745-3790
Mailing Address: The Honorable Priscilla Whisenant Trace
P.O. Box 1000
Bradenton, FL 34206


To schedule appointments, follow through on concerns, or obtain County information, you may contact Commissioner Trace's assistant Marianne Lopata by phone at (941) 745-3707 or e-mail at


Commissioner Whisenant Trace is a native of Manatee County. She and her husband, Craig, founded the Ellenton Nursey Growers in the 1980s. Her son, Blake, has joined the family business.


Education & Professional

Graduated from University of Florida with a B.S. in Ornamental Horticulture



Public Service

Board of County Commissioners, Elected November 2016

  • Chairman, 2018
  • Member, 2016-present

Port Authority

  • Member, 2016-present
  • First Vice Chairman, 2017



Member of the Manatee County Fair

Board Member of the Manatee County Agriculture Museum

Member of the Palmetto Friends of the Library

Past Sunday School Teacher

Past President of Palmetto High SAC

Started FNGLA plant sale at the Manatee County Fair

Past President of the Baptist Campus Ministry



  • 2015 Agriculturalist of the Year