Commissioner Amanda Ballard, District Two

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Amanda Ballard

Party Affiliation: Republican - Elected 2022

Phone: (941) 745-3702

Fax: (941) 745-3790

Email: [email protected]

Mailing Address:
The Honorable Amanda Ballard
P.O. Box 1000
Bradenton, FL 34206-1000

To schedule appointments, follow through on concerns, or obtain County information, you may contact Commissioner Ballard's assistant, Josh Emerick, by phone at (941) 748-4501, x3773, or email at [email protected].

Personal

Amanda Ballard grew up in upstate South Carolina and moved to Manatee County just after graduating law school in 2014. Amanda has spent her career as an attorney in the local child welfare system and has a passion for helping children and underserved communities. She is on the Board of Directors with Feeding Empty Little Tummies (F.E.L.T.) in Palmetto and volunteers with Junior League of Manatee County. Amanda is married to David, and they have two young daughters, Cecilia (“C.C.”) and Brooke, who are her greatest joy. The family are parishioners at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church. On days off, you can find Amanda drawing, cooking, spending time with family, or shopping for vintage clothes and antiques.

Education & Professional

  • College of Charleston, Charleston, SC, B.A. 2011
  • University of SC, School of Law, Columbia, SC, J.D. 2014

  • Florida Bar, Admitted 2015

Community Involvement

  • F.E.L.T. (Feeding Empty Little Tummies) Board Member
  • Junior League of Manatee County, Member
  • Manatee County Republican Executive Committee, Precinct Committeewoman
  • Manatee County Young Republicans, Secretary
     

Public Service



Board of County Commissioners, Elected November 2022

Member 2022 - Present
Third Vice Char, 2023