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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

Historic Preservation Board

Historic Preservation Board

Applications will be accepted until Sept. 25, for two positions on the Historic Preservation Board, a citizens advisory committee that makes decisions regarding Manatee County’s archaeologically, historically and aesthetically significant sites, districts and zones.

Eligibility

  • Must be registered voters in Manatee County
  • No particular expertise is required, but applicants with knowledge of archaeological, historical or architectural development or have deep concern for the preservation, development and enhancement of historic resources in the County are given additional consideration

Commitment

The Historic Preservation Board is composed of five volunteer members who are appointed by the County Commission for four-year terms. The group meets a minimum of four times a year in the First Floor Chambers of the Manatee County Administrative Building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W.

The board’s responsibilities include: 

  • Encourage historical and archaeological preservation.
  • Identify historic buildings and sites and archaeological sites in Manatee County.
  • Encourage property owners to seek local historic landmark designation. 
  • Ensure appropriate preservation, restoration, renovation, development and adaptive reuse of historical buildings and archaeological sites.
  • Develop and maintain a system of survey and inventory of historic properties.

Contact

Bobbi Roy
(941) 748-4501 ext. 6878
bobbi.roy@mymanatee.org

Planning Commission

Planning Commission

Applications will be accepted until Friday, September 25 for two seats on the Planning Commission, a citizens advisory committee that makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners on land use items.

The four-year terms for both seats are expiring and the incumbents are seeking to be re-appointed by the County Commission.

Eligibility

  • Applicant must be a registered voter in Manatee County.
  • Applicants with experience or training in planning, engineering, environmental science and the development industry may be given additional consideration for an appointment.
  • Planning Commission members cannot be employed by the County or serve as a member of another land development-related advisory board serving unincorporated Manatee County.

Commitment

The Planning Commission is composed of seven members who are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners for four-year terms.

The Planning Commission meets on the second Thursday of each month at 9 a.m. in the Honorable Patricia M. Glass Chambers, located on the First Floor of the Manatee County Administrative Building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W.

Contact

Bobbi Roy
(941) 748-4501, Ext. 6878
bobbi.roy@mymanatee.org

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