Manatee County accepting applications for Historic Preservation Board

  • Apr 10, 2015

MANATEE COUNTY, FL (April 10, 2015) –Manatee County is accepting applications for a vacancy on the Historic Preservation Board, a citizen’s advisory committee that makes decisions regarding Manatee County’s archaeologically, historically and aesthetically significant sites.

 The Historic Preservation Board is composed of five volunteer members who are appointed by the County Commission. The group meets at least four times a year on the second Monday of each month at 3 p.m. in the First Floor Chambers of Manatee County Administrative Building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W.

 

Eligible applicants must be Manatee County residents. Whenever possible, the Board is comprised of people with a background in architecture, history, planning, archaeology or historic preservation.

 

The board works:

 

  • to encourage historical and archaeological preservation;
  • to identify historic buildings and sites and archaeological sites in Manatee County;
  • to encourage property owners to seek local historic landmark designation;
  • to ensure appropriate preservation, restoration, renovation, development and adaptive reuse of historical buildings and archaeological sites;
  • to develop and maintain a system of survey and inventory of historic properties.

 

Applications are due May 15 and may be found online at www.mymanatee.org/advisory_boards   For more information, call Bobbi Roy, 748-4501 ext. 6878, bobbi.roy@mymanatee.org.

 

For more information on Manatee County Government, visit online at www.mymanatee.org or call (941) 748-4501. You can also follow us on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/manatee.county.fl and on Twitter, @ManateeGov.