Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - August 11, 2015
REVISED August 11, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #29

Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization Citizen Advisory Committee Appointments


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Contact Person:  Colleen McGue, MPO Transportation Planner, 941-359-5772

Action Requested

Recommend appointment of:

  1. One individual to vacant At-Large seat representing minorities
  2. One individual to vacant At-Large seat
  3. One individual to vacant seat representing unincorporated Manatee County


Recommend reappointment of Gerald Noeske and Stanley Hochman to At-Large seats.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Section 339.175, Florida Statutes

Background Discussion
  • According to the Bylaws of the Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) for the Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), nominations for CAC members are recommended by the member governments for ratification by the MPO Board.
  • Manatee County Commissioners make recommendations for appointments to the CAC apportioned as follows:  three (3) representing Unincorporated Manatee County; one (1) representing the disabled; one (1) representing minorities; and four (4) at-large.
  • There are three vacant seats: one at-large seat representing minorities; one at-large seat; and one seat representing unincorporated Manatee County.
  • The vacancies were advertised and seven applications were received.  Several applicants are eligible for more than one seat (**).
  • Applicant eligible to be considered for appointment representing the at-large seat representing minorities is:
    • Brian Atkins **
  • Applicants eligible to be considered for appointment representing the at-large seat are (select one):
    • Mike Alexy **
    • Brian Atkins **
    • Sara Calhoun
    • Richard De Gennaro **
    • George Rauch
    • Eugene Schiller **
    • Richard Wellenberger **
  • Applicants eligible to be considered for appointment representing unincorporated Manatee County are (select one)
    • Mike Alexy **
    • Richard De Gennaro **
    • Eugene Schiller **
    • Richard Wellenberger **
  • Two (2) members in at-large seats are seeking reappointment. Letters from the members seeking reappointment are attached.
  • Upon recommendation of the Manatee County Board of County Commissioners an item will be placed on the next MPO agenda for ratification by the MPO Board.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Please email names of appointees to Colleen McGue (colleen@mympo.org) and Marianne Lopata (marianne.lopata@mymanatee.org).

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  MPOCAC Atkins Brian 07-28-15.pdf
Attachment:  MPOCAC Calhoun Sara 07-30-15.pdf
Attachment:  MPOCAC DeGennaro Richard 07-08-15.pdf
Attachment:  MPOCAC Rauch George 07.22.15.pdf
Attachment:  MPOCAC Wellenberger Richard 06-30-15.pdf
Attachment:  MPOCAC Schiller Eugene 07-13-15.pdf
Attachment:  Noeske.pdf
Attachment:  MPOCAC Alexy Mike 08.01.15.pdf
Attachment:  Hochman.pdf