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                                                                                                                                                                                  Community Services Department
 
Located on the third floor of Manatee County Administration Building, Veterans Services provides several channels of help for veterans, but Veterans Services’ top role is being an advocate for veterans seeking benefits that can be hard to obtain from many government sources, especially the Veterans Administration.
 
 
It’s easy to discover the distinct island culture of Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key, & their coastal companions, Bradenton & Lakewood Ranch. You're drawn by an irresistible blend of Old Florida charm, breathtaking beaches & laid-back lifestyle.
Get into our island culture on Anna Maria Island & Longboat Key, Florida's Gulf Islands, And on the mainland, Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch.
The Bradenton Area Center was designed to host a variety of events. Our arena can seat up to 4,000 and has seen a wide variety of events from Concerts, Trade shows, Exhibits, Graduations, Corporate functions and more. Coupled with our conference wing, we can host large corporate meetings, product launches and educational formats.
Seagate, the Powel Crosley Estate, was built in 1929 for Powel Crosley's wife, Gwendolyn. Today the bayfront Mediterranean Revival-style structure, which has features like a circular tower and a carriage house, is on the National Register of Historic Places. Its architecture pays tribute to a bygone era, but the estate has the modern amenities that allow it to successfully host meetings, weddings and other events.
The official Twitter account for Bradenton Gulf Islands, including Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key, Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch.
Learn about the amenities on Anna Maria Island.
It's easy to discover the distinct island culture of Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key, & their coastal companions, Bradenton & Lakewood Ranch. You're drawn by an irresistible blend of Old Florida charm, breathtaking beaches & laid-back lifestyle.
The CVB’s official Pinterest site.
 
 
The purpose of this website is to share photos, video and information of public interest in Manatee County with our residents, businesses and visitors.
Manatee County Government is committed to providing quality service with an emphasis on Accountability, Civility and Ethics.
Videos from Manatee County Government.
Manatee County Government’s official Flickr page.
 
 
Neighborhood Services is a broad department dedicated to improving our community through Economic Development, Community Development, Libraries and Neighborhood Planning.
The Manatee County Public Library System seeks to offer all citizens of Manatee County a responsive, proactive, innovative program of library service, capable of upgrading the educational, cultural, and recreational quality of life in the community. Welcome - and let us know how we can help you.
This page is all about library programs, events and reading for teens and tweens!!
The Manatee County Public Library System hosts many events for children and adults and may post photos taken at these events on Flickr.
Explore knowledge and creativity with Manatee County Public Library Pinterest account.
Watch videos of library events, Inside the Cover author chats, video book reviews, contest winners and more!
 
 
Manatee County provides some of the best recreational activities and facilities in the state. With 45 parks, two golf courses, and miles of beaches to choose from, we have something to offer everyone. Let us know about your favorite park or activity by sharing your comments, photos and videos.
Love the outdoors? Looking for a quality park nearby, but unsure where to go? Let the ParksNReviews App help locate the park for you! App available for iPhone and Android.
Subscribe to Park & Recreation E-mail list
 
As Manatee County's conservation team, our department mission is to conserve and protect the area's natural resources. We shall conserve these resources by establishing ourselves as pioneers of innovation, meeting the challenges of land management under the public's trust and offering environmental education and stewardship opportunities that foster a conservation ethic and connection to nature in context with Manatee County's heritage.
Photos of Manatee County preserves and other natural resources
 
 
The primary function of the Animal Services Division is the effective and humane enforcement of the animal ordinance and the protection of public health and safety throughout the incorporated and unincorporated area within Manatee County.
Manatee County Emergency Management provides protection for the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Manatee County.
Manatee County Emergency Medical Service (MCEMS) is an organization strongly committed to providing quality pre-hospital medical care to the citizens and visitors of our community. Our paramedics and EMTs strive to serve the public in a manner second to none. Our core set of values includes Honesty, Integrity, Commitment, Accountability and Professionalism (HICAP).
 
 
Manatee County Area Transit (MCAT) serves Bradenton, Ellenton, Palmetto and the Gulf Beach communities. Buses run 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday – Saturday. No service is offered Sunday (except for Beach Express). The fare is $1.25 each way; transfers 25¢ each — exact fare, U.S. coins and currency or M Card/R Card transit pass.
 
 
 
Manatee County's recycling program is based on education and awareness, and depends on YOU for success! Recycling is an easy way to do your part for the future of Manatee county, by saving natural resources and increasing the life of the county's landfill. The program is dual stream, meaning all curb-side recyclables are separated into two containers: one for cardboard and paper products, and one for "commingled" items (glass, plastic and aluminum). The county also runs FREE programs for Household Hazardous Waste and E-Scrap. Check out this facebook page and our website, and let us know what you think!
Promotion and education of Water Conservation initiatives in Manatee County, Florida.