Manatee County Government Administrative Center First Floor, Commission Chambers 9:00 a.m. - February 13, 2018
REVISED February 13, 2018 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #7

Thirty-sixth Annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival Days - February 17 and 18, 2018


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Board of County Commissioners

Action Requested
Adopt Proclamation designating February 17 and 18, 2018, as the "36th Annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival Days" in Manatee County, Florida.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Background Discussion

This year marks the 36th Annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival, a two-day celebration of the working waterfront that is Cortez. Festival-goers can explore Manatee County’s last fishing docks, meet members of the commercial fishing industry, sample delicious local seafood, and peruse a variety of nautical arts and crafts. Live music will fill the air as thousands enjoy one of Manatee County’s most historic and valuable communities.  All proceeds of the festival benefit the Cortez FISH Preserve.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Cortez Fishing Festival Proclamation.pdf