Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - July 26, 2016
REVISED July 26, 2016 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #4

Fleet Staff Awards


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Michael J. Brennan, CEM
Fleet Services Division Manager

Action Requested

Recognition by the Board of County Commissioners for Manatee County Fleet Services Division placing 10th in the 2016 Top 50 Leading Fleets award program by Government Fleet Magazine and the APWA.

Recognition by the Board of County Commissioners for Matt Case, Fleet Maintenance Operations Chief, as being selected by Construction Equipment Magazine and Government Fleet Magazine as one of the top young fleet management professionals in the equipment industry across the Nation in 2016.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Background Discussion
  • Each year Government Fleet Magazine’s Leading Fleets Program recognizes 50 public sector fleet organizations for their leadership, efficiency, and vision for the future. The award encourages fleets to strive for excellence. Once again, in 2016, Manatee County Fleet Services Division of the Public Works Department has made the list, placing 10th in the nation!
  • Matt Case was selected as one of the top young professionals under 40 in the nation by Construction Equipment Magazine and Government Fleet. Matt is a true "Team" player, an outstanding person, and undoubtedly a future leader in the industry. Matt previously worked at a dealership and now oversees maintenance at the county’s four largest service facilities. He was instrumental in the development of the county’s Tier 4 engine preventive maintenance program and regularly enlists his staff to review data for ways to increase staff productivity. Case believes it is imperative to stay abreast of technological advances in the industry and stay engaged with others in the region. He is committed to continuing his education with industry certifications.
  • The Under 40 in Construction Equipment Awards sponsored by Construction Equipment Magazine showcases young talent in the construction equipment industry. These young people, all under the age of 40 as of the end of the year, represent exciting potential for this industry. They represent disciplines across construction equipment, not only asset managers who run fleets, but also distributors, manufacturers and others. In choosing our Under 40, we looked for the following qualities and characteristics: leadership skills, inventiveness, interpersonal skills, training, dedication, personal integrity, technical skills, and industry and community involvement.
  • The “20 under 40” Fleet’s Future Leaders program sponsored by Government Fleet Magazine showcases a new generation of government fleet professionals, ready to step up to the plate. These fleet professionals under 40 have already made an impression at their own operations or within the industry and they are taking steps to educate themselves, whether in technical training, through a college degree, or with a fleet certification. They enjoy their jobs and are committed to improving their operations. They are aware of the challenges within the industry, including taking control of advancing technologies and addressing the technician shortage. While they don’t have all the answers yet, they’re ready to tackle these challenges.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Please send a stamped copy of the Agenda to Fleet Services Admin @ karie.maloney@mymanatee.org

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