Information Outreach

Manatee County Information Outreach works daily to raise public awareness of the important services Manatee County Government provides its residents and visitors. This area of the County Administrator’s Office is focused on several key areas:

  • Information Outreach delivers information to the public and media on the 70-plus taxpayer-funded programs that serve and benefit the community. We communicate using a number of different resources including social media, news alerts, brochures, flyers, e-mail blasts, videos, TV graphics and announcements on Manatee Government Access channel and on our website,;
  • Information Outreach coordinates state legislative affairs for the Board of County Commissioners by serving as a liaison with state representatives and senators. The office reviews proposed legislation and reports the potential advantages or drawbacks to local government to Manatee County Commissioners, department directors and program managers;
  • Information Outreach is the County's photography and video center, producing numerous web videos and custom programs for our local government channel, MGA-TV; 
  • Information Outreach is also the County’s arm for media relations, responsible for partnering with reporters and news crews to disseminate accurate information on Manatee County Government. Information Outreach coordinates media interview appointments, disseminates press releases and carries out occasional public records requests.

To learn more about Information Outreach, call Information Outreach Manager Nicholas Azzara at (941) 745-3771 or e-mail


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