Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - August 25, 2015
August 25, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #20

Reimbursement Agreement for Arts & Economic Prosperity Study


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Presenter:  Elliott Falcione, CVB Executive Director, x5913

Contact:  Monica Luff, CVB Sr. Admin. Specialist, x5913

Action Requested
Authorization for County Administrator to execute Reimbursement Agreement with Realize Bradenton for Arts & Economic Prosperity Study.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Code of Laws:  2-29-25  Tourist Development Plan

F.S.S. 125.0104  Authorized uses of Resort Tax Funds

Background Discussion
  • This is a budgeted item included in the CVB's Fiscal 2016 budget request, which the TDC unanimously recommended approval of on June 8, 2015. This was also included in the two year marketing plan approved by the BCC on August 11, 2015.
  • Americans for the Arts conducts a nationwide Arts & Prosperity Economic Survey every 5 years.  The data contained in the resulting reports will be useful in many ways including determining the economic impact growth of the arts, culture, and heritage sector. 
  • The Survey will be conducted in segments in 2016 and early 2017 with every arts, cultural, and heritage organization in the County being invited to participate.  Results of the Survey are expected in April 2017.
  • Realize Bradenton is the hosting organization to take charge of the Survey for Manatee County.
  • CVB will reimburse Realize Bradenton up to $7,250 to participate in the Survey.
  • This is a one time expenditure.
  • All funds involved are tourism taxes, NOT general revenues.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (Utilizes exact document or procedure approved within the last 18 months)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Send 1 original agreement to Monica Luff, CVB

Copy of approved agenda memo to Monica Luff, CVB   monica.luff@mymanatee.org

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
1030002400 Other Civic Enterprises - CVB

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
up to $7,250; one time expenditure

Attachment:  Arts Study Agreement.pdf