Commissioner Misty Servia, District Four


Misty Servia, District Four

Party Affiliation: Republican - Elected 2018

Phone: (941) 745-3713

Fax: (941) 745-3790

Email: [email protected]


Mailing Address:
The Honorable Misty Servia
P.O. Box 1000
Bradenton, FL 34206-1000

To schedule appointments, follow through on concerns, or obtain County information, you may contact Commissioner Servia's assistant Natasha Harpel by phone at (941) 745-3708 or email at [email protected].


Commissioner Servia was born and raised in Sarasota where she attended public schools. Her mother’s family, “The Great Gretonas” were high-wire circus performers who wintered in Sarasota, and her grandparents owned the “House of Chong”, the first Chinese restaurant in Sarasota.

Misty has lived in Manatee County since 1988 after accepting her first job as a planner for Manatee County government. She is the first in her family to graduate from college and funded her education through grants, scholarships, and by working three part-time jobs while going to school. She worked for the Manatee County Planning Department for nearly 18 years, where she met her husband Joaquin. Misty and Joaquin were married in 1994 and have three children, Alexandra, Joaquin, and Marc.

Education & Professional

  • Riverview High School graduate 1982
  • Florida State University, Bachelor of Science 1988
  • Manatee County Planner, 1988-2006
  • Planning Department Manager, King Engineering, 2006-2018
  • Certified Planner through the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)
  • Member of the American Planning Association (APA)
  • Past President, Florida Planning & Zoning Association, Gulf Coast Chapter 2002 - 2004
  • Past Director, Florida APA, Suncoast 2014-2015

Community Involvement

  • Leadership Manatee Graduate, Class of 2009 - 2010
  • Leadership Manatee Board of Governors
  • Bradenton Area Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors
  • Manatee Community Federal Credit Union Board Member
  • Manatee Tiger Bay Club, Past President & Board Member
  • Take Stock in Children Mentor – King Middle & Southeast High Schools
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters Mentor – Daughtery Elementary School
  • PACE Center for Girls Board of Directors Member
  • Manatee Chamber of Commerce Member
  • Manatee Humane Society Board of Directors Member
  • Manatee County Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors Member
  • Committee for “New Jobs Now” PAC which worked to pass an Economic Development Ad Valorem Tax Exemption for Manatee County


  • Community Service
  • Reading
  • Cat Rescue
  • Cooking

Public Service

Board of County Commissioners, Elected November 2018
  • Member, 2018-present
  • Second Vice Chairman, 2019

Port Authority

  • Member 2018-present

Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program - 2019

Sarasota Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization - 2019


  • Manatee County Housing Authority, Gubernatorial Appointee 2012 - 2018
  • City of Bradenton Tree & Land Preservation Board, 2013 - 2018
  • Metropolitan Planning Organization Citizens Advisory Committee, 2016 - 2018
  • Manatee County Planning Task Force Member – Ongoing


  • “Meritorious Service Award” for being part of a team for Manatee County that conducted a housing study, which established a Housing Trust Fund.
  • “Meritorious Service Award”, the FPZA “Outstanding Innovation Award”, and the APA “Award of Merit” for being part of a three-person team that developed the “Manatee County Youth Planning Commission.”
  • “Meritorious Service Award” for participation in developing the 1990 Manatee County Land Development Code for Manatee County.