Affordable Housing Advisory Board

Purpose

To review the established policies and procedures, ordinances, land development regulations, and adopted local government comprehensive plan of the appointing local government and recommend specific actions or initiatives to encourage or facilitate affordable housing while protecting the ability of the property to appreciate in value.

Membership Requirements

There are eleven members:

  • One citizen actively engaged in the residential home building industry in connection with affordable housing (Seat #1);
  • One citizen actively engaged in the banking or mortgage banking industry in connection with affordable housing (Seat #2);
  • One citizen representative of those areas of labor actively engaged in home building in connection with affordable housing (Seat #3);
  • One citizen actively engaged as an advocate for low-income persons in connection with affordable housing (Seat #4);
  • One citizen actively engaged as a for-profit provider of affordable housing (Seat #5);
  • One citizen actively engaged not-for-profit provider of affordable housing (Seat #6);
  • One citizen actively engaged as a real estate professional in connection with affordable housing (Seat #7);
  • One citizen actively serving on the local planning agency pursuant to Section 163.3174, Florida Statues (Seat #8);
  • One citizen resident of Manatee County (Seat #9);
  • One citizen representing employers within the jurisdiction (Seat #10);
  • One citizen representing essential services personnel (Seat #11).

Application

The Advisory Board applications have been submitted and accepted and are closed at this time.

Meetings

All meetings will be held on select Mondays throughout the year from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.,  1112 Manatee Avenue West, Manatee Room 5th Floor, Bradenton, Florida 34205. Please see the Meeting Schedule below for the meeting dates.

Meeting schedule 2021:
February 22, 2021
March 15, 2021
May 17, 2021
June 21, 2021
August 9, 2021 Training/Workshop 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
August 16, 2021 This meeting has been cancelled and will be rescheduled
August 30, 2021 (Rescheduled from August 16, 2021)
September 27, 2021
October 18, 2021
November 15, 2021

For more information contact Debbee Ash at (941) 748-4501, ext. 3478, or Email Debbee Ash

Members

Name Term Expires Seat
Mark Vengroff

6/30/2022 Seat #1 - Residential home building industry
Vice-Chair
Divina Westerfield-Maruca

6/30/2023 Seat #2 - Banking or mortgage banking industry
Chair
Steve Rinehart

6/30/2022 Seat #3 - Represents labor actively engaged in home building 
Kenneth Ellis

6/30/2023 Seat #4  - Advocate for low-income persons
Glen Gibellina

6/30/2022 Seat #5 - For-profit provider
Vallerie Guillory

6/30/2022 Seat #6 - Not-for-profit provider
Garin Hoover

6/30/2022 Seat #7 - Real estate professional 
William Conerly 

6/30/2023 Seat #8 - Serves on the local planning agency 
Keith Green

6/30/2022 Seat #9 - Resident of Manatee County
Mark Dunlop

6/30/2023 Seat # 10 - Represents employers in Manatee County 
Shannon Glasgow

6/30/2022 Seat # 11 - Represents essential services personnel
Misty Servia  *5/19/2022 Per BOCC procedures Elected Official