Annual Report


With the global COVID-19 pandemic and economic fallout, it would be easy to write 2020 off as a lost year for progress in Manatee County. But to do so would be to overlook not only our community response to the coronavirus but also the substantial strides we made in spite of it.

Nearly every aspect of our daily operations was engaged with the COVID-19 response in 2020. Many of us probably know the direct role our first responders had responding to patients, and if there was a silver lining to last year it’s that we all grew to appreciate the EMS crews, Department of Health team, hospital staff, and others on the frontline of our healthcare system who often put their lives at risk to serve us. Beyond our stellar Public Safety team, every department in county government was involved in transitioning to serve the community in very different ways, which you’ll read about throughout this report.

Despite the unprecedented challenges before us in 2020, we were able to achieve real progress and deliver substantial results planned long before the pandemic. In fact, we were able to fulfill our 2020 vision of rolling out our Results First initiative countywide, which we had been slowly introducing across the organization over the past few years. Welcome.

The most profound aspect I’ve noticed so far about Results First is its impact on people who practice it. Simply put, it builds their energy and enthusiasm and moves their vision of achievement from individual success to the overall success of the County as a whole. Never has that been more important than in a year like 2020, when working together for the common good was imperative.

Our employees have shown that not even a pandemic can throw us off track when we have our minds set on results. We rose to the challenge in 2020, and I know Manatee County Government will continue to serve our growing community with grace, talent and fortitude in 2021.

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 Cheri Coryea, (Former) County Administrator



2020 Annual Report

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The Annual Report gives an overview of the efforts and accomplishments of our County Government during the challenging year of 2020. It is also the County Administrator’s opportunity to highlight some of the 1,900 county government representatives who serve this community throughout the year, many times without recognition.

Beyond the County's efforts to respond to the ongoing pandemic, the 2020 Annual Report illustrates the many ways the County has accomplished the County Administrator's strategic goals: Enhanced Communication, Expanded Innovation, Automation Conversion, and more

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