Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - May 5, 2015
May 5, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #38

Manatee Millennial Movement


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Cheri Coryea, Neighborhood Services Department Director, X3468

Ogden Clark, Ambassador Program Coordinator

Anisley Mena, Administrative Assistant

Simone Peterson, Neighborhood Services Specialist

Danielle Walker,  Building and Development Services Intern

Action Requested
Report from the Manatee County Millennial Design Team (M^3) on Housing and Market Trends for Millennials in Manatee County.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
11.1.4 Efficiency in Service Delivery

Background Discussion

January 15, 2015, The Millennial Design Team made a presentation to the Manatee Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals on housing trends for Millennials in Manatee County and received input from the over 40 young professionals in attendance.

January 21, 2015, M^3 made a presentation to the Department Directors and received input from over 25 in attendance.

February 3, 2015, M^3 made a presentation to the Board of County Commissioners at a work session.  It was agreed upon that the group would continue to collect data and trends of Millennials throughout Manatee County and present their findings to the Board on May 5, 2015, in regular session.

March 4, 2015, M^3 made a presentation to Manatee County Governments Leadership Team and received input from over 100 in attendance.

March 10, 2015, based upon referrals from Department Directors, a County-wide group of  representing millennials met for the first time to review trends, discuss needs, and to plan a community strategy for attracting more millennial to Manatee County. Thirty-six Millennial County employees made up the initial team.

M^3 took ownership of the #iSeeManatee concept and began the coordination of the April 17, 2015, event.

March 12, 2015, M^3 attended the Manatee Habitat Young Professionals monthly meeting and had a discussion with their members. 

March  27, 2015, M^3 presented to the local Colleges in a effort to promote participation for the #iSeeManatee event.  University of South Florida, State College of Florida, and Ringling College of Art and Design were in attendance.

April 1, 2015, M^3 County-wide group holds second meeting to develop format and assign tasks for the #iSeeManatee event.

April 3, 2015, M^3 presented to the Manatee/Sarasota Chapter of the Florida Planning and Zoning Association.  Comments were received.

On April 7, 2015, M^3 presented to the Council of Governments at the Convention Center. They took away input and suggestions from approximately 40 in attendance.

On April 9, 2015, M^3 presented to the Manatee County Planning Commission at the work session portion of their April meeting.  They provided suggestions from the planning field. 

On April 16, 2015, M^3 presented to the Gulf Coast Builders Exchange.  Over 20 people participated in this presentation and discussion.

On April 17, 2015, #iSeeManatee event was held at the Dolphin Aviation hangar in Southwest Manatee County.  Over 400 attended the event.  They participated in interactive stations at 42 booths within the event.  Results of the full impact of the event will be available by June 15, 2015. 

Housing trends for Millennials collected over the last four months at the various presentations and the #iSeeManatee event have been incorporated into the summary of Millennial recommendations.

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
Not applicable

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
Not applicable

Attachment:  Millennials and Workforce Housing.pdf