Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - June 4, 2013
June 4, 2013 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #8

Florida Neighborhoods Conference


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Cheri R. Coryea, Director

Ext. 3468

Action Requested
Presentation on the 17th Annual Florida Neighborhoods Conference to be held in Manatee County on July 11-13, 2013, at the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, and an invitation for the Board and citizens to attend the Conference.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
11.1.4.  Efficiency in Service Delivery

Background Discussion

1/10/12 the Board of County Commissioners authorized Manatee County to become the host for the 17th Annual Florida Neighborhoods Coalition Conference in July 2013.

The Florida Neighborhoods Coalition (FNC) provides statewide leadership in the development of sustainable communities by advocating excellence in education, development for its members, and working to protect and enhance the natural and build environments.

The FNC's Annual Conference is held in different cities/counties across the State of Florida and is designed to assist communities in building strong neighborhood foundations by offering workshops, tours, speakers, and opportunities for neighborhood advocates from small towns to large cities to network and share information.

Kenneth Feld, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Feld Entertainment, the world's largest live entertainment company with Global headquarters located in Ellenton, is the Conference's Keynote Address speaker.

Staff is extending a formal invitation to the Board and all citizens to attend this event. 

The Conference provides an opportunity to showcase Manatee County.  The Registration Booklet outlining the full FNC Conference and workshop descriptions is attached.

The Conference is being held at the Bradenton Area Convention Center on July 11th, 12th and 13th.

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

Copy of program for file.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
$5,000 Neighborhood Services #1070020607, cost will be offset by conference registration fees

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Final FNC 2013 Manatee County Registration Booklet.pdf