Neighborhood Connections


The Neighborhood Connections division was formed in 2007 with the creation of the Neighborhood Services Department. Our purpose is to identify, connect, collaborate and provide resources to the neighborhoods throughout Manatee County. Our goal is to empower and guide neighborhoods who are willing to help themselves become a better place to live.

2020 Manasota Neighborhood Summit

Looking to be more active in your community? Look no further than the 2020Manasota Neighborhoods Summit! Community members are invited to attend the Manasota Neighborhoods Summit on Feb. 21, hosted by Neighborhood Services staff from Manatee County, Sarasota County and the City of Sarasota.

The 2020 summit will bring together formal, informal and aspiring neighborhood leaders to learn about improvement trends and opportunities that impact the leadership, safety, environment and enjoyment of our region’s neighborhoods.

The Manasota Neighborhoods Summit will be held Friday, Feb. 21 at Gold Coast Eagle Distribution Center 7051 Wireless Ct. Sarasota, FL 34240 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.. There is no cost to attend, but registration is strongly encouraged, and is available here. A light breakfast, snack and lunch will be provided.

The half-day event will focus on the local perspective, at no cost to attendees.

Workshops include (may be subject to change):

  • Welcoming Wildlife Into Your Neighborhood
  • Neighborhood-level Planning Strategies
  • Neighborhood Grant Programs
  • 2020 Census
  • Neighborhood Pointers Program
  • Participating in Local Government
  • GIS Quick Picks