Current Opportunities

Advisory Board positions are advertised as openings become available. If you have questions about the application process please call the Advisory Board liaison for that specific board. See the list of current opportunities.

Complete the Advisory Board Application

Download the Advisory Board application form.

Simply complete the form and return it by email, U.S. mail or by fax.  If you need help finding your County Commission District number, click on the link on the right side bar that will redirect you to a map of Manatee County showing the districts.


Animal Services Advisory Board - Two vacancies

Applications for the Animal Services Advisory Board will be accepted until the positions are filled.  All appointments are four-year terms. 



Applicants must be citizens who have done one of the following within the past two years:

  • Volunteered at Manatee County Animal Services or an established private rescue agency within the County for at least 10 days, as verified by the relevant agency
  • Adopted an animal from Manatee County Animal Services
 Additionally, applicants cannot be:
  • Veterinarians
  • Corporate officers of an existing governmental or non-profit organization, agency, or voluntary association within the County with a primary mission of the care, handling, or rescue of domestic animals
  • Associated with a Manatee County animal rescue agency


The advisory board meets quarterly or as determined by the advisory board at a time and location also to be determined by the advisory board.  All meetings are publicly noticed. 



Sarah Brown, Animal Services Advisory Board liaison

(941) 742-5933, Ext. 8346