Priscilla Whisenant Trace, District One


County Commissioner Priscilla Trace, District 1

Party Affiliation: Republican - Elected 2016

Phone: (941) 745-3701

Fax: (941) 745-3790


Mailing Address:
The Honorable Priscilla Whisenant Trace
P.O. Box 1000
Bradenton, FL 34206

To schedule appointments, follow through on concerns, or obtain County information, contact Commissioner Trace's assistant Vida Gordon by phone at (941) 745-3721 or email at


Commissioner Whisenant Trace is a native of Manatee County. She and her husband, Craig, founded the Ellenton Nursey Growers in the 1980s. Her son, Blake, has joined the family business.

Education & Professional

Graduated from University of Florida with a B.S. in Ornamental Horticulture


  • Member of the Manatee County Fair
  • Board Member of the Manatee County Agriculture Museum
  • Member of the Palmetto Friends of the Library
  • Past Sunday School Teacher
  • Past President of Palmetto High SAC
  • Started FNGLA plant sale at the Manatee County Fair
  • Past President of the Baptist Campus Ministry


  • 2015 Agriculturalist of the Year

Public Service

Board of County Commissioners, Elected November 2016

  • Member, 2016 - Present
  • Chairman - 2018

Port Authority

  • Member, 2016 - Present
  • First Vice Chairman, 2017, 2019

Peace River Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority - Member 2019

Tampa Bay Estuary Program Policy Board - Member 2019

Value Adjustment Board - 2019