Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - December 12, 2017
REVISED December 12, 2017 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #45

Confirmation of Appointment of Deputy County Administrator


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Ed Hunzeker, County Administrator

Action Requested
Confirm appointment of Cheri Coryea as Deputy County Administrator effective December 12, 2017.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Florida Statutes, Chapter 125.74(k)
Manatee County Code, Sections 2-2-23(a)(12)

Background Discussion

Cheri Coryea has 28 years of experience, 26 in management with Manatee County.  She has held the position of Department Director of Neighborhood Services for the past 10 years, recently overseeing the merger of the Community Services Department into the Neighborhood Services Department and serving as an Interim Deputy County Administrator.

Cheri  has led the development of several key County initiatives including:  the creation of the Economic Development Incentive Program (EDI), Health Care for the medically needy, Children’s Services Tax, Manatee Millennial Movement (M3),  Community Development Block Grant, the formation of the Southwest Tax Increment Financing District, Rubonia Community Center, and the Norma Lloyd Park Development, and authored “Voices” (Ten Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness).

Managing an annual budget of over $44 million including federal, state, and local grants, Cheri focuses on building community relationships and interacting with the over 150 not-for-profit agencies, hospitals, and intergovernmental organizations that formally collaborate with Manatee County to serve our citizens.  Cheri oversees the operation of a unique set of responsibilities in the department including Probation, Veterans Services, Aging Services, Human Services, Criminal Justice Liaison, Health Care, Children’s Services, Neighborhood Connections, and the award winning Library system.

Cheri is a 2016 A.C.E. coin recipient, received the 2012 Tampa Bay Business Journal, Business Woman of the Year  (Government category) Award,  was the 2011 American Association of University Women – Manatee Chapter “Making Great Strides in Government” winner, the 2009 NAACP Government Humanitarian award winner, and the 1997 Manatee Community Council for Children Child Advocate of the Year.

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
Budgeted position within allocated positions

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs