Manatee County accepting applications for Healthcare Advisory Board

  • Nov 5, 2015

MANATEE COUNTY, FL (Nov. 5, 2015) – Manatee County is accepting applications for positions on the newly created Manatee County Healthcare Advisory Board. Manatee County will appoint 11 Manatee County residents from specific disciplines of healthcare, mental healthcare, substance abuse care, social services, higher education, medically needy consumer(s) of healthcare and representatives of the business community from disciplines not previously listed.

 Employees, owners or voting board members of agencies that receive funding from Manatee County Government, or individuals that contract with agencies that receive County funding, are not eligible to serve on this advisory board.  Efforts will be made, to the extent possible, to have a Board that is reflective of the diversity of the community.


This Advisory Board will evaluate, monitor and discuss the healthcare system in Manatee County, including physical health, behavioral health and substance abuse, emerging state and federal legislation and policies, and make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners regarding the funding of healthcare services in Manatee County.  This Board will review evidence-based practices and programs, as well as related data to determine how available county and other assets may be maximized and new resources engaged to enhance the long-term stability and effectiveness of the programs available to citizens of Manatee County who have no other meaningful means of access to health care.


Each appointee shall be knowledgeable about healthcare and willing to meet a minimum of eight times per year with the initial meeting taking place in early January 2016.  It is anticipated that during the first year, more meetings will be necessary.  Subsequent meetings will be scheduled by the advisory board. 


Applications are due by 5 p.m., Monday, Nov. 30.  The application may be obtained online at:  An additional form with supplemental questions and a resume or C.V. are also required for consideration for appointment to this advisory board.  It may be downloaded from the website.  For more information, call Andy Guyre at (941) 749-3030 or email to


For more information on Manatee County Government, visit online at or call (941) 748-4501. You can also follow us on Facebook at and on Twitter, @ManateeGov.