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

Tourist Development Council Advisory Board-One Vacancy

Tourist Development Council Advisory Board

Applications will be accepted until July 10, 2019, for one seat on the Tourist Development Council, a citizens advisory committee that makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners on the expenditures of tourist tax revenues.


  • One seat for  an owner/operator (General Manager) of a motel, hotel, recreational vehicle park or other tourist accommodation in the County and subject to the 5 percent resort tax in Manatee County.
  • All applicants must be registered voters in Manatee County.


The TDC is comprised of nine members who make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners concerning the effective operation of the projects set forth in the Tourist Development Plan and the uses for which tourist development tax revenues may be spent. Meetings are on the third Monday of every month at 9 a.m. at various locations throughout Manatee County.

The hotelier term expires June 30, 2021.


Monica Luff
(941) 729-9177, ext. 3944