Apply for an Advisory Board

Advisory Board positions are advertised as openings become available. 

To apply for an opening, download the Advisory Board application form. Complete the form and return it by email, fax or mail.

  Email to:

  Fax to: (941) 745-3790

  Mail to:
Board of County Commissioners
ATTN: Advisory Boards
1112 Manatee Avenue West, Suite 902
Bradenton, FL 34205

Download Application Form

If you have questions about the application process please call the Advisory Board liaison for that specific board.


Current Advisory Board Opportunities

Animal Services Advisory Board - one vacancy

Animal Services Advisory Board

Applications for the Animal Services Advisory Board are due by February 15. All appointments are four-year terms.


Applicants must be:

  • A licensed, actively practicing veterinarian
  • Not employed by or under contract with Manatee County


Meetings are typically held the fourth Wednesday of the month or as determined by the Advisory Board at a 5:45 pm at Manatee County Animal Services, 305 25th St. W., Palmetto. All meetings are publicly noticed.


Sarah Brown, Animal Services Advisory Board liaison
(941) 742-5933, Ext. 8346

MPO Citizen Advisory Committee- Two Vacancies

Metropolitan Planning Organization Citizen Advisory Committee

Applications will be accepted until March 1, 2019 for: 1) one resident of unincorporated Manatee County, 2) one at-large seat representing the entirety of Manatee County on the Metropolitan Planning Organization Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC).


CAC members represent a general cross section of the citizens of Sarasota and Manatee counties including the cities within the counties. CAC representatives are recommended for appointment by their respective units of local government and are appointed by the MPO Board.


The Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) assists the Metropolitan Planning Organization by providing input to the transportation planning process that reflects citizens' views and attitudes. 

The group meets at 5 p.m. on the second Monday of months in which an MPO meeting is scheduled.

The committee meets in the main conference room at the Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization Office at 7632 15th St E, Sarasota FL 34243. 


Rachel McClain
(941) 359-5772

Tourist Development Council Advisory Board-One Vacancy

Tourist Development Council Advisory Board

Applications will be accepted until July 10, 2019, for one seat on the Tourist Development Council, a citizens advisory committee that makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners on the expenditures of tourist tax revenues.


  • One seat for  an owner/operator (General Manager) of a motel, hotel, recreational vehicle park or other tourist accommodation in the County and subject to the 5 percent resort tax in Manatee County.
  • All applicants must be registered voters in Manatee County.


The TDC is comprised of nine members who make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners concerning the effective operation of the projects set forth in the Tourist Development Plan and the uses for which tourist development tax revenues may be spent. Meetings are on the third Monday of every month at 9 a.m. at various locations throughout Manatee County.

The hotelier term expires June 30, 2021.


Monica Luff
(941) 729-9177, ext. 3944