Manatee County Government Administrative Center First Floor, Commission Chambers 9:00 a.m. - April 10, 2018
April 10, 2018 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #6

Manatee County Designated as A Purple Heart County

Briefing Provided Upon Request

Contact and/or Presenter Information

Board of County Commissioners

Action Requested
Adopt Proclamation designating Manatee County as "A Purple Heart County."

Enabling/Regulating Authority
January's memo from Florida Association of Counties President, Christopher Constance,  encouraging all Florida counties to take the steps to become a Purple Heart County  and participate in the Combat Wounded Veterans recognition program.

Background Discussion
This initiative was first installed with Shasta County, California, becoming the first Purple Heart County in the nation in September 2011 and Okaloosa County, Florida, becoming the first county in Florida to become a Purple Heart County in March of 2012.  Since 2012, Florida has had an additional 16 counties proclaim their counties to be known as "A Purple Heart County."  Manatee County would be the 18th.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Return the original to Lee Washington, County Veteran Services officer, Suite 300-D, Admin Bldg.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Purple Heart County Proclamation.pdf
Attachment:  Purple Heart Ad 1 (004).pdf
Attachment:  Purple Heart Ad 2.pdf
Attachment:  Purple Heart Ad 3.pdf