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Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - March 11, 2014
March 11, 2014 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #29


Subject
Environmental Lands Management and Acquisition Advisory Committee Appointments

Briefings
None

Contact and/or Presenter Information
Charlie Hunsicker, Director, Parks and Natural Resources
Ext. 6001
charlie.hunsicker@mymanatee.org

Action Requested
Reappointment of six members to the fifteen (15) member Environmental Lands Management and Acquisition Advisory Committee (ELMAC).  Incumbents requesting reappointment are:  William (Bill) Conerly, Patsy Ugarte, Scott Tussing, Brad Hawkins, James (Bob) Nicholson, and Charles (Rick) Richards IV.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Resolution 93-55 establishing the ELMAC Committee.
Resolution 92-288, establishing uniform policies for advisory boards/committees.
Ordinance No. 03-62, expanded membership to 15 members.



Background Discussion
  • The terms for six seats of the fifteen (15) seats of the ELMAC Committee have expired.  A total of six current members are seeking reappointment.
  • Three positions remain vacant, two residents of Manatee County, At-Large (one-year term) positions and one Representative/Employee of Manatee County School Board (two-year term).  These positions will be filled as applications become available, and at which time will be brought before the Board of County Commissioners for approval.
  • The nine categories represented are as follows:
    (1) member from the Florida Engineering Society
    (1) member schooled in Natural Science:  Ecology, Biology, Botany, etc.
    (1) member with a background or education in Active Outdoor Sports
    (1) member from a local Environmental Group
    (1) member from Chamber of Commerce's Environmental Committee
    (1) member with a background/education in Banking or Finance or Real Estate
    (1) representative from the Agricultural Community
    (1) representative/employee of the Manatee County School Board
    (7) At-Large representatives
  • Terms of service for ELMAC are for one year, two years, or three years.  (* Incumbents)
    (1) member from the Florida Engineering Society (2 years):  William (Bill) Conerly*
    (1) member schooled in Natural Science (2 years):  Patsy Ugarte*
    (1) member with background or education in Active Outdoor Sports (2 years):  Scott Tussing*
    (1) member from a local Environmental Group (3 years):  Ingrid McClellan*
    (1) member from Chamber of Commerce"s Environmental Committee (3 years):  Mike Burton*
    (1) member with a background/education in Banking or Finance or Real Estate (2 years):  Brad Hawkins*
    (1) representative from the Agricultural Community (3 years):  Jim Parks*
    (1) representative/employee of the Manatee County School Board (2 years):  OPEN
    (7) At-large representatives:
         1.  (3 years)     John McDonald*
         2.  (3 years)     William (Bill) Webster*
         3.  (1 year)       Charles Richards IV*
         4.  (1 year)       OPEN
         5.  (1 year)       Colleen Gray*
         6.  (1 year)       James (Bob) Nicholson*
         7.  (1 year)       OPEN


County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other


Reviewing Attorney
N/A

Instructions to Board Records
Send copy of approved agenda to Kay Rogers, Parks and Natural Resources Department, ext. 6043, kay.rogers@mymanatee.org

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
N/A

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
N/A


Attachment:  Conerly, William (Bill) ELMAC App.pdf
Attachment:  Hawkins, Bradley ELMAC App.pdf
Attachment:  Nicholson, James (Bob) ELMAC App.pdf
Attachment:  Richards IV, Charles (Rick) ELMAC App.pdf
Attachment:  Tussing, Scott ELMAC App.pdf
Attachment:  Ugarte, Patsy ELMAC App.pdf