Commissioner Carol Whitmore, At Large


Carol Whitmore headshotParty Affiliation: Republican - Elected 2006

Phone: (941) 745-3704

Cell: (941) 718-0038

Fax: (941) 745-3790

Email: [email protected]

Mailing Address:
The Honorable Carol Whitmore
P.O. Box 1000
Bradenton, FL 34206-1000

To schedule appointments, follow through on concerns, or obtain County information, you may contact Commissioner Whitmore's Aide Debbie Wing by phone at (941) 745-3707 or email at [email protected].


Commissioner Whitmore is originally from Dearborn Heights, Michigan. She moved to Manatee County in 1969 and grew up on Anna Maria Island. She became a nurse in 1977 and was employed at Manatee Memorial Hospital in Critical Care. In 1991, the Commissioner worked at Woods of Manatee as Admissions Coordinator before she became employed at her husband’s office. Carol is married to Dr. Andre Renard,retired, and has a daughter, Janae, who is married to Scott Rudacille.

Education & Professional

  • Manatee High School Graduate, 1973
  • Licensed Practical Nurse, Graduated from Manatee Technical Institute, 1977-1982
  • State College of Florida Graduate with an Associate of Science degree, 1980
  • Certified Health Care Risk Manager until 2006
  • Licensed Registered Nurse, 1982-Present
  • Holmes Beach City Commissioner 1991-1998
  • Mayor of the City of Holmes Beach 1998-2006

Community Involvement

  • Manatee County Food Bank Advisory Committee, Member
  • Manatee Opportunity Council, Past Board Member
  • Manatee Heart Association, Past Board Member
  • Children's Services, Past Board Member
  • START (Solutions To Avoid Red Tide), Past Board Member
  • Aids Council of Manatee, Past President
  • American Red Cross Board of Directors
  • United Way Board of Directors
  • Families Against Addictive Drug Abuse (FAADA), Advisory Board Member
  • Meals on Wheels Advisory Council
  • Healthy Teens Coalition of Manatee County
  • Member of Elder Abuse Team with the State Attorney
  • Member of Animal Abuse Team with the State Attorney
  • Member of Crime Stoppers
  • Founder and Chairman of Animal Coalition

Awards & Recognition

  • Commissioner Whitmore was recognized by the Manatee Veteran's Council for coordinating construction of the Veteran's Monument located behind Manatee Memorial Hospital.
  • Manatee County Area Transit recognized Carol for coordinating and implementing the Island Trolley.
  • City of Bradenton Beach recognized Carol for her support in securing much needed grants.
  • Awarded the 2012 Tampa Bay Lightning Hockey Team's Community Hero Award
  • Awarded the 2012 Louise Rogers Johnson Humanitarian Award (Presented during the Martin King, Jr., Banquet)
  • Awarded the Florida Commission for Transportation Disadvantaged 2018 Local Elected Official of the Year


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  • Gardening

Public Service

Board of County Commissioners, Elected November 2006

  • Member, 2006-Present
  • Third Vice Chairman, 2019
  • Chairman, 2011
  • First Vice Chairman, 2009-2010
  • Second Vice Chairman, 2008

Manatee County Port Authority

  • Member 2006 - Present
  • Chairman, 2013-2015
  • Second Vice Chairman, 2007-2008

Tourist Development Council Chairman, 2009, 2016-Present

West Coast Inland Navigation District (WCIND) - Current Member, Chairman, 2017

Sarasota Bay Estuary Program - Member, 2017-Present

Sarasota Bradenton International Airport Advisory Commission Member, 2017

Sarasota Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Member, 2008

Environmental Lands Management Action Committee (ELMAC) - Chairman, 2008-2010

Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Policy Board - Member, 2008-2018

Florida Association of Counties Board of Directors Member, 2012-2013

Florida Association of Counties Board of Health and Safety - Member, 2018-Present

Gulf Consortium Board Appointed Liaison, 2012-Present

Medical Examiners Commission Appointed by Governor Rick Scott, 2013-Present

Blake Medical Trauma Center, LECOM (Medical, Dental & Pharmaceutical) Board Appointed Liaison, 2013-2015

Animal Services Board Appointed Liaison, 2013-2015

Appointed to the Department of Elderly Affairs Advisory Council Board by Florida Senate President Bill Galvano - Member, 2019-2020 (Legislators Eliminated Position)

Local Government Efficiency Task Force - Chairman, 2020-2021