Manatee County Public Safety Center 2101 47th Terrace East, Bradenton - Training Rooms A & B 2:00 p.m. - March 21, 2017
March 21, 2017 - Special Meeting - Joint Session of Manatee and Sarasota Boards of County Commissioners
Agenda Item #1

2017 World Rowing Championships Update


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Meredith Scerba, 2017 World Rowing Championships Executive Director

Action Requested
Update on the status of the 2017 World Rowing Championships.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Background Discussion

On August 27, 2013, Manatee and Sarasota Counties entered into an agreement with the Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center Associates, Inc. (SANCA) for financial support of SANCA’s bid for the 2017 World Rowing Championships (WRC).  The Counties agreed to provide up to $2.78 million each toward the cost should SANCA be successful in its bid for the WRC event.  On September 2, 2013, SANCA was awarded the bid for the 2017 WRC by the Federation Internationale des Societes d’Aviron (FISA).

The staffs are working closely with SANCA and the WRC team on preparations for the Championships including: 

  • Regular meetings on the WRC budget,
  • Coordination of equipment necessary for the event,
  • Planning and coordination for event safety and security,
  • Coordination of required permits,
  • Participation in various RFP’s and selection of vendors for transportation and traffic operations, tents and temporary infrastructure, etc.,
  • Marketing and special events.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  WRC Presentation.pdf