Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - June 20, 2017
REVISED June 20, 2017 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #62

Knight Cities Challenge - Speak Up Bradenton

Briefing Provided Upon Request

Contact and/or Presenter Information
Cheri Coryea, Director, X3468
Simone Peterson, Neighborhood Services Specialist

Action Requested

Authorization for the Board of County Commissioners to accept a grant from the Knight Foundation in the amount of $32,000 to provide funding for the Speak Up Bradenton project; and authorization for Cheri Coryea, Neighborhood Services Department Director, to execute participant funding agreement and all other documents related to the grant and project.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Efficiency in Service

Background Discussion
  • On June 12, 2017, Manatee County Neighborhood Services Department was one of 33 recipients of the Knight Cities Challenge grant.
  • The Knight Cities Challenge seeks new ideas from innovators who will take hold of the future of our cities. The challenge seeks submissions from people who have ideas to make the 26 communities where Knight invests more vibrant places to live and work.
  • The purpose of the Speak Up Bradenton project is to encourage citizens to participate in government decisions in locations of non-traditional settings like bus stops, landmarks, and other popular gathering places.
  • The Speak Up Bradenton project was selected out of over 4,500 applications to be fully funded ($32,000).
  • The Neighborhood Services Department will oversee the project and it will be carried out by the Manatee Millennial Movement.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Forward one original, executed agreement to Simone Peterson and a copy of the approved agenda to simone.peterson@mymanatee.org and to elaine.maholtz@mymanatee.org.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
$32,000 Knight Cities Grant

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
$32,000 grant non recurring

Attachment:  Speak Up Bradenton - KCC 17.pdf
Attachment:  KCC 16-17 Final Budget-Speak Up Bradenton.pdf
Attachment:  Knight Foundation Grant Agreement.pdf