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

Animal Services Advisory Board - 1 vacancy

Animal Services Advisory Board

Applications for the Animal Services Advisory Board are due by February 15. All appointments are four-year terms.


Applicants must be:

  • A licensed, actively practicing veterinarian
  • Not employed by or under contract with Manatee County


Meetings are typically held the fourth Wednesday of the month or as determined by the Advisory Board at a 5:45 pm at Manatee County Animal Services, 305 25th St. W., Palmetto. All meetings are publicly noticed.


Sarah Brown, Animal Services Advisory Board liaison
(941) 742-5933, Ext. 8346

Infrastructure Sales Tax Oversight Committee - Three seats

Citizens Oversight Committee for Infrastructure Sales Tax Advisory Board

Applications are being accepted for three seats for a citizens advisory committee that makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners on Infrastructure Sales Tax.  Applications are due by February 8, 2019.


Applicants must live in unincorporated areas of Manatee County.


The committee meets periodically at 5:30 p.m. at the Manatee County Administrative Center and prepares an annual report to the Board of County Commissioners which reviews expenditures of the voter-approved half-cent sales tax.


Candice Cruz

Healthcare Advisory Board - two vacancies

Healthcare Advisory Board

Applications are being accepted for two vacancies on the Health Care Advisory Board for representatives to occupy the seats of (1) higher education and (1) health care.

Applications are due February 1, 2019, at 5 p.m.  Supplemental questions to the application are on page 5 of the form.  A resume or C.V. is also required for consideration for appointment to this advisory board. The application is available for download at the top of this page.


Employees, owners or voting board members of agencies that receive funding from Manatee County Government, or individuals who contract with agencies that receive County funding are ineligible to serve on the board with the exception of practicing physician who may receive no more than one percent of their gross income from county-funded healthcare.


Applicants should be willing to meet a minimum of eight times per year on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 5-7 p.m. in the 9th Floor BCC Conference Room of the County Administrative Center, 1112 Manatee Avenue West. Other meetings may be scheduled as necessary.


Joshua Barnett, Health Care Services Manager
(941) 749-3030