Virtual Town Hall Meetings

In an effort to reach Manatee County residents with important preparation information for the 2021 Hurricane Season, Manatee County will host seven virtual town hall meetings this month.

Each of Manatee County's seven County Commissioners will host a video conference with Emergency Management Chief Steve Litschauer and Public Safety Director Jacob Saur. After officials review the year's most important messages, telephone lines will be open for questions from those on the line.

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NOTE: Each town hall meeting will be available for on-demand viewing within two days of the event.

 

Upcoming Town Halls

District 1 Commissioner James Satcher (RESCHEDULED)
Monday, June 21 at 6:30 p.m.

Past Town Halls 

District 5 Commissioner Vanessa Baugh
Monday, May 24 at 6:30 p.m.
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District 2 Commissioner Reggie Bellamy
Wednesday, June 2 at 6:30 p.m.
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District 4 Commissioner Misty Servia
Monday, June 7 at 6:30 p.m.
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At-large Commissioner Carol Whitmore
Thursday, June 10 at 6:30 p.m.
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At-large Commissioner George Kruse
Monday, June 14 at 6:30 p.m.
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District 3 Commissioner Kevin Van Ostenbridge
Tuesday, June 15 at 11 a.m.
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Topics

During the virtual town hall, Director Saur and Chief Litschauer will cover the following:

  • Learning the strength of your home and whether it's in an evacuation zone using Manatee County's online tools for help.
  • Making an evacuation plan NOW. If you're in an evacuation zone or mobile home, scout out several options where you can stay when severe weather approaches. Go tens of miles -- not hundreds -- to find a safer location to ride out the storm.
  • In normal conditions public shelters can be crowded, noisy, cold and uncomfortable. If evacuation orders are given and public shelters open, they will keep you safe from the elements but there for those who come to shelters, there is no guarantee against the spread of germs and sickness. Public shelters MUST be your last resort.