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Advisory Board positions are advertised as openings become available. 

To apply for an opening, fill out the online Advisory Board Application form.

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

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Current Advisory Board Opportunities

Criminal Nuisance Abatement Board - 4 openings

Criminal Nuisance Abatement Board

Applications are being accepted for four positions on the Criminal Nuisance Abatement Board, which hears cases regarding criminal nuisances on places or premises located in unincorporated areas of the county.

Three board seats are for two-year terms that began Oct. 21, 2020 and one board seat is for the remainder of a two-year term that expires Jan. 25, 2022. Applications are due December 31.


The Criminal Nuisance Abatement Board is composed of five members who are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners.

Applicants should be Manatee County residents who are interested in providing administrative oversight with authority to impose administrative fines and other non-criminal penalties in order to provide equitable, expeditious and effective method of enforcing ordinances in the unincorporated areas of Manatee County. Familiarity with the County’s Nuisance Abatement ordinance is preferable.


The board meets on the second Monday of each month on an as-needed basis at 10 a.m. in the first floor chambers of Manatee County Administrative Center, 1112 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton.


Jeffrey Bowman, Code Enforcement Division Chief
(941) 748-2071

John Howard, Code Enforcement Supervisor
(941) 748-2071 ext. 3833

Environmental Lands Management & Acquisition Advisory Committee - 2 openings

Environmental Lands Management & Acquisition Advisory Committee

Applications for two vacant seats on the Environmental Land Management and Acquisition Committee (ELMAC) will be accepted until Nov. 25.


The vacancies are for the following seats:

  • One two-year term seat available to a member of the Manatee County School District
  • One two-year term seat available to a member of the Florida Engineering Society


The group meets on the first Monday of every other month from 6-7 p.m. in the first floor Chambers of Manatee County Administration Building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.


Charlie Hunsicker, Manatee County Parks & Natural Resources Director
(941) 742-5923 ext 6001