Apply for an Advisory Board

Advisory Board positions are advertised as openings become available. 

To apply for an opening, download the Advisory Board application form. Complete the form and return it by email, fax or mail.

  Email to:

  Fax to: (941) 745-3790

  Mail to:
Board of County Commissioners
ATTN: Advisory Boards
1112 Manatee Avenue West, Suite 902
Bradenton, FL 34205

Download Application Form

If you have questions about the application process please call the Advisory Board liaison for that specific board.


Current Advisory Board Opportunities

Children Services Advisory Board- Three Seats

Children's Services Advisory Board

Applications are being accepted for the NAACP-designated seat on the Children's Services Advisory Board (CSAB), which makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners about priorities and expenditures of the County's dedicated millage for children's services.

Applications must be submitted by 4 p.m. on Thursday, August 1st.

Applications must include:

  • Advisory Board Application
  • Children’s Services Advisory Board Supplemental Questions (Page 4 of the Advisory Board Application, and 3)
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)

The application and supplemental questionnaire can be found above.


To qualify for consideration, applicants must be residents of Manatee County. The open seats on the CSAB are for two- or three-year terms that begin October 1. The vacancies include: 

  • one physician, preferably a pediatrician
  • one criminal justice representative
  • one child advocate, not affiliated with any agency receiving county funds


The open seats on the CSAB are for two-or three-year terms that begin October 1st.

The CSAB meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 3 p.m. on the fourth floor of the Manatee County Administrative Center, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. The board meets weekly during the annual program funding review process from April through early June; and a full day retreat in October each year. 


Susan Ford
(941) 749-3030

Construction Trades Board - One Seat

Construction Trades Board

Applications are being accepted for one seat on the Construction Trades Board for a State Certified or Locally Licensed Contractor (Seat #1). Applications are due July 24.

Find out more information about the Construction Trades Board opening.