Manatee County accepting applications for the Health Council of West Central Florida

  • Aug 17, 2016

MANATEE COUNTY, FL (Aug. 17, 2016) – Manatee County is accepting applications for two positions on the Health Council of West Central Florida. The Health Council consists of 12 members from five counties including Hardee, Highlands, Hillsborough, Manatee and Polk. Manatee County appoints two members to the Advisory Board. The Health Council assesses the health status of area residents, collects and analyzes health care data, and develops strategies with community partners for improving health services. The Health Council is an independent, private non-profit organization governed by the member County appointees.

 One Manatee County position is for a representative who is a health care consumer over age 60.  The other position is for a representative who is a non-governmental health care provider. 


Members must be residents of Manatee County.  Health Council members serve for a 2-year term that will begin Oct. 1. Members are eligible to apply for reappointment in subsequent terms.


The Council meets on the second Thursday of each month in Tampa (or other location as scheduled).   


Applications are due by 5 p.m., Sept. 5.  The application can be found online at


For more information on these openings, call Andy Guyre at (941) 749-3030 or email to


For more information on Manatee County Government, visit online at or call (941) 748-4501. You can also follow us on Facebook at and on Twitter, @ManateeGov.