County Administration

The County Administrator is appointed by the Board of County Commissioners, and is responsible for carrying out the policies and directives of the Commission and for the development and management of the County's annual operating and capital improvement budgets. 

Manatee County Administrator Ed Hunzeker

Ed Hunzeker, County Administrator

The Manatee Board of County Commissioners appointed Ed Hunzeker as the County Administrator in November 2006. Hunzeker brought to Manatee County a mantra of accountability, civility and ethics (ACE Philosophy), ushering in a more businesslike, customer-friendly county government. He values creative employees who aren’t afraid to take risks. 

Upcoming Events

Full Calendar
16Oct
Board of County Commissioners Work Session: (1) Traffic Calming - Honore Ave & Lakewood Ranch Blvd; (2) Budget Funds Analysis
9:00AM - 12:00PMCounty Administrative Center, 1112 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton - Fourth Floor, Manatee Room
16Oct
Animal Services Advisory Board Meeting
5:30PM - 7:30PMManatee County Animal Services 305 25th St W, Palmetto, Fl 34221
17Oct
Reviewing Agencies Meeting
8:30AM - 10:00AMManatee County Government Administrative Building, 1112 Manatee Avenue West, 4th Floor Manatee Room
17Oct
Development Review Committee Meeting
10:00AM - 2:00PMManatee County Government Administrative Building, 1112 Manatee Avenue West, 4th Floor Manatee Room
17Oct
Public Safety Coordinating Council
12:00PM - 1:00PMCounty Administration Building - 1112 Manatee Avenue West Bradenton, Florida 34205 - Board of County Commissioners Conference Room, 9th Floor
17Oct
CANCELED - Children's Services Advisory Board Meeting
3:00PM - 5:00PMManatee County Administration Building, 1112 Manatee Ave W, Bradenton, 4th floor Manatee Room
17Oct
CANCELLED - Hearing Officer Meeting, Manatee County Government Administrative Building, 1112 Manatee Avenue West, 1st Floor Chambers
3:00PM - 5:00PM
17Oct
Health Care Advisory Board
5:00PM - 7:00PMCounty Administrative Center, 1112 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton - 9th Floor, BCC Conference Room
18Oct
Manatee County Port Authority Meeting
8:30AM - 9:30AMPort Manatee Intermodal Chambers, 1905 Intermodal Circle, Palmetto, Florida
18Oct
18-TA002746AJ 457(b) Plan Recordkeeper and Service Provider - Public Meeting
9:00AM - 10:00AM1112 Manatee Ave W, Ste 803, Bradenton FL 34205 - HR Training Conference Room
18Oct
18-TA002746AJ 457(b) Plan Recordkeeper and Service Provider - Public Meeting
9:00AM - 10:00AM1112 Manatee Ave W, Ste 803, Bradenton FL 34205 - HR Training Conference Room
18Oct
18-R068916AJ Onsite Catering Services - Public Meeting
10:30AM - 11:30AM1112 Manatee Ave W, Ste 803, Bradenton FL 34205 - Purchasing Conference Room
18Oct
Red Light Camera Hearing
3:00PM - 5:00PMManatee County Administrative Center 1112 Manatee Ave W, Bradenton - 1st Floor Board of County Commissioners Chambers
19Oct
18-TA002746AJ
2:30PM - 3:30PM1112 Manatee Ave W, Ste 803. Bradenton, FL 34205. Purchasing Room
19Oct
18-TA002746AJ
2:30PM - 3:30PM1112 Manatee Ave W, Ste 803. Bradenton, FL 34205. Purchasing Room
20Oct
HHW/E-Scrap Collection
9:00AM - 3:00PMLena Road Landfill, Agricultural Center/Fairgrounds, Utilities Complex
23Oct
Board of County Commissioners/Port Authority Regular Meeting
9:00AM - 5:00PMCounty Administrative Center, 1112 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton - First Floor, Commission Chambers
24Oct
Reviewing Agencies Meeting
8:30AM - 10:00AMManatee County Government Administrative Building, 1112 Manatee Avenue West, 4th Floor Manatee Room
24Oct
Canceled: Code Enforcement Special Magistrate Hearing
9:00AM - 1:00PMManatee County Administrative Center 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton - 1st Floor Board of County Commissioners Chambers
24Oct
Health Care Advisory Board
5:00PM - 7:00PMCounty Administrative Center, 1112 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton - 9th Floor, BCC Conference Room
25Oct
Planning Task Force Meeting, Manatee County Government Administrative Building, 1112 Manatee Avenue West, 4th Floor Manatee Room.
3:30PM - 5:00PM
31Oct
Reviewing Agencies Meeting
8:30AM - 10:00AMManatee County Government Administrative Building, 1112 Manatee Avenue West, 4th Floor Manatee Room
31Oct
Development Review Committee Meeting
10:00AM - 2:00PMManatee County Government Administrative Building, 1112 Manatee Avenue West, 4th Floor Manatee Room
01Nov
BCC Land Use Meeting
9:00AM - 5:00PMCounty Administrative Center, 1112 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton - First Floor, Commission Chambers
01Nov
Board of County Commissioners Land Use Meeting
9:00AM - 5:00PMCounty Administrative Center, 1112 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton - First Floor, Commission Chambers
07Nov
Reviewing Agencies Meeting
8:30AM - 10:00AMManatee County Government Administrative Building, 1112 Manatee Avenue West, 4th Floor Manatee Room
08Nov
Planning Commission,
9:00AM - 5:00PMManatee County Government Administrative Building, 1112 Manatee Avenue West, 1st Floor Chambers.
10Nov
Open Streets Manatee
9:00AM - 2:30PMSutton Park Along 10th Ave. W. Palmetto
12Nov
Veteran's Day - County Closed
All DayManatee County Holidays
12Nov
Veterans Day (Observed) - County Offices Closed
All Day
13Nov
CANCELLED: Board of County Commissioners Work Session
9:00AM - 12:00PMCounty Administrative Center, 1112 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton - Fourth Floor, Manatee Room
13Nov
CANCELLED: Board of County Commissioners Work Session
1:30PM - 5:00PMCounty Administrative Center, 1112 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton - Fourth Floor, Manatee Room
14Nov
Reviewing Agencies Meeting
8:30AM - 10:00AMManatee County Government Administrative Building, 1112 Manatee Avenue West, 4th Floor Manatee Room
14Nov
RIP Squad Volunteer Workday
9:00AM - 11:00AMLocation TBD - chosen based on need
14Nov
Development Review Committee Meeting
10:00AM - 2:00PMManatee County Government Administrative Building, 1112 Manatee Avenue West, 4th Floor Manatee Room
14Nov
Children's Services Advisory Board Meeting
3:00PM - 5:00PMManatee County Administration Building, 1112 Manatee Ave W, Bradenton, 4th floor Manatee Room
14Nov
Health Care Advisory Board
5:00PM - 7:00PMCounty Administrative Center, 1112 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton - 9th Floor, BCC Conference Room
15Nov
Manatee County Port Authority Meeting
9:00AM - 12:00PMPort Manatee Intermodal Chambers, 1905 Intermodal Circle, Palmetto, Florida
17Nov
HHW/E-Scrap Collection
9:00AM - 3:00PMLena Road Landfill, 3333 Lena Road, Bradenton
21Nov
Reviewing Agencies Meeting
8:30AM - 10:00AMManatee County Government Administrative Building, 1112 Manatee Avenue West, 4th Floor Manatee Room
22Nov
Thanksgiving Day - County Closed
All DayManatee County Holidays
22Nov
Thanksgiving Day - County Offices Closed
All Day
23Nov
Thanksgiving Friday - County Offices Closed
All Day
23Nov
Thanksgiving Friday - County Closed
All DayManatee County Holidays
27Nov
Board of County Commissioners/Port Authority Regular Meeting
9:00AM - 5:00PMCounty Administrative Center, 1112 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton - First Floor, Commission Chambers
28Nov
Reviewing Agencies Meeting
8:30AM - 10:00AMManatee County Government Administrative Building, 1112 Manatee Avenue West, 4th Floor Manatee Room
28Nov
Canceled: Code Enforcement Special Magistrate Hearing
9:00AM - 1:00PMManatee County Administrative Center 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton - 1st Floor Board of County Commissioners Chambers
28Nov
Development Review Committee Meeting
10:00AM - 2:00PMManatee County Government Administrative Building, 1112 Manatee Avenue West, 4th Floor Manatee Room
04Dec
Citizen Advisory Committee on Infrastructure Sales Tax
5:30PM - 6:30PM
05Dec
Reviewing Agencies Meeting
8:30AM - 10:00AMManatee County Government Administrative Building, 1112 Manatee Avenue West, 4th Floor Manatee Room

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