Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - June 17, 2014
June 17, 2014 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #90

Manatee Animal Partnership Study


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Nicholas Azzara
Information Outreach Manager
Ext. 3771

Action Requested
Report only; no action necessary. 

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Background Discussion

In February Manatee County Government solicited the assistance of Len O’Hara, a distinguished former college president with considerable experience in collecting data and gathering public input. Dr. O’Hara donated untold hours to this project interviewing County Commissioners, local stakeholders, and community leaders regarding their thoughts on Manatee County’s No Kill movement. He also recorded opinions and reactions to a hypothetical public-private partnership that could help ensure the future success to our No Kill efforts.

Dr. O’Hara’s extensive Manatee Animal Partnership Study report includes summaries from the survey that was given to more than 50 community and animal rescue leaders.

This document will serve as a guidepost for the Board when making decisions on the next steps we take toward ensuring the ongoing and future success of Manatee County’s No Kill movement.

Also included in this Agenda item is a Certificate of Appreciation to recognize Dr. O'Hara's considerable efforts on this project.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please attach County's gold foil seal to the Certificate of Appreciation.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  MAPS Report.pdf
Attachment:  Certificate.pdf