Manatee County Government Administrative Center First Floor, Commission Chambers 9:00 a.m. - April 24, 2018
REVISED April 24, 2018 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #48

Certificate of Recognition for Naomi Bivens


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Commissioner Charles B. Smith
District 2

Action Requested
Present a Certificate of Recognition to Ms. Naomi Bivens honoring the occasion of her 95th birthday.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Background Discussion

The family of Naomi Bivens approached Commissioner Smith to request that their mother be recognized on the occasion of her 95th birthday - April 23, 2018.

A Bradenton native since her birth in 1923, Ms. Bivens married Joseph Bivens in 1943 and was blessed with three children, five grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

She is a talented pianist who began playing for the choir at the family church, St. Stephens AME, as a teenager, subsequently playing for and directing the choir as a young mother of three children.

Further. Ms. Bivens has had an active role in her church and civic responsibilities including being a teacher, providing education opportunities for elementary school age children and adults within her residential community.  She is a savy businesswoman who grew her real estate holdings.

Playing an active role, Naomi and her late husband were engaged in promoting social responsibility in the community, emphasizing the importance of getting out to vote.

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:  Naomi Bivens Proclamation.pdf