The Board of County Commissioners together with the constitutional officers comprise Manatee County Government. The Board of County Commissioners establishes policy for County departments, and appoints the County Administrator who carries out the day-to-day business of the County.
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About Manatee County Government
The Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) consists of seven elected officials: five are elected within districts and two at large commissioners are elected by the entire county. read on Board of County Commissioners
The County Administrator is appointed by the Board of County Commissioners, and is responsible for carrying out the policies and directives of the Commission and for the development and management of the County's annual operating and capital improvement budgets. The Manatee Board of County Commissioners appointed Ed Hunzeker as the County Administrator in November 2006. read on Manatee County Administrator
A list of Manatee County departments with links to their addresses, phone numbers and links to their section of the website. read on Department Directory
In Florida, local government is divided into two main categories: county governments and municipal governments. Manatee County government consists of the Board of County Commissioners, the Clerk of the Circuit Court, Manatee Sheriff's Office, the Tax Collector, the Property Appraiser and the Supervisor of Elections. read on Other Government Organizations
Manatee County Government is committed to providing quality service with an emphasis on Accountability, Civility and Ethics. Manatee County Government's mission is to provide efficient, effective, responsive government that is always mindful of our sensitive natural environment while achieving the Commission’s vision for the County: a premier place in which to live and work and play. read on Manatee County Mission Statement