Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - November 7, 2017
REVISED November 7, 2017 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #4

Introduction of Crystal Snodgrass, Manatee County Extension Director/Parks & Natural Resources Ag and Extension Division Manager


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Charlie Hunsicker, Parks and Natural Resources Director, ext. 6001

Action Requested

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Background Discussion

We are pleased to introduce to the Board, Crystal Snodgrass, who was recently promoted to the Manatee County Extension Director/Parks & Natural Resources Ag and Extension Division Manager position.

Crystal started her career with UF/IFAS/BCC in 2008 as an Extension Agent I, Vegetable.  She was promoted to Extension Agent II, Vegetable in 2014 and for the last year has served as Interim Extension Director. 

Crystal graduated from the University of Florida, Gainesville, with a Master’s Degree in Entomology with a thesis topic of “Evaluation of Attractants and Monitoring for Sap Beetle Control in Strawberries.”

She has received numerous awards and distinctions from her colleagues, peers, and various associations; she has co-authored various publications on different aspects of vegetable growth and has conducted too many presentations to list.

As Extension Director/Division Manager, Crystal will oversee 25+ employees and be responsible for maintaining effective working relationships with staff, community leaders, private sector clientele, media, related agencies, residents, and the general public.  This position also supervises extension faculty who conduct programs in all extension program areas, including agriculture, horticulture, 4-H Youth Development, family and consumer science, marine science, and sustainability.

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