Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - September 10, 2013
REVISED September 10, 2013 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #4

19th Annual Manatee Children's Summit


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Mike Neuges, Human Services Manager - x3467

Action Requested
Adoption of a Proclamation designating September 21, 2013, as "Children's Summit Day" in Manatee County in support of the 19th Annual Manatee Children's Summit to be held at the Bradenton Area Convention Center on September 21, 2013.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Children's Services Ordinance #91-42

Background Discussion
  • 11/06/90 voters of Manatee County passed a referendum supporting a dedicated millage to enhance services to children in Manatee County.
  • Manatee County Ordinance #91-42 was adopted establishing a thirteen member Children’s Services Advisory Board, and defining the usage of the dedicated millage.
  • At a Joint Work Session with The Board of County Commissioners and Children’s Services Advisory Board, staff was directed to proceed with coordinating a Children’s Services Summit to be held at The Manatee County Civic Center in the early spring of 1994.
  • Since this time Eighteen (18) Children’s Summits have taken place.  Last year’s Summit was attended by an estimated 7,000 people.
  • The Summit provides a great forum for over 130 key stakeholders to come together, during a one day event, to promote awareness of community resources, network with other family service providers, and to help families who are in need find appropriate services.
  • A representative of The Summit Planning Committee will be present to accept the Proclamation.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Copy of Proclamation to Board Records

Copy of Proclamation to Community Services Department

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Children's Summit Day - 09.10.13.pdf