Manatee County, Florida Government

Manatee County, Florida Government Thank you for visiting Manatee County Government primary page. The purpose of this page is to share photos, video and information of public interest in Manatee County with our residents, businesses and visitors.

Manatee County Government serves the 411,000-plus people who live here. This account is monitored periodically and not intended to accept service requests of the County. If you have a service request or statement to make to the County, please do so by submitting a request online or calling 3-1-1 (or 941-748-4501 if calling from outside Manatee County). The County’s intent is not to create a public forum, but to maintain a moderated online discussion directly relating to topics posted by the County that is appropriate for all citizens to read. Please note if you post a comment, Manatee County reserves the right to delete submissions that contain vulgar language, personal attacks of any kind, or comments that are offensive to a person with reasonable sensitivity or target or disparage age, race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sexual preference, handicapped or disabled, genetic information, or status as a veteran or disabled veteran of the U.S. armed forces. Further, Manatee County also reserves the right to delete comments that:
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05/07/2021

Happy Small Business Week! Why not take the bus on your next trip out to support local businesses? Our riders are our top priority, so we keep our MCAT buses safe and clean, and our friendly drivers are here to keep Manatee moving 🚌

Manatee County welcomes over 3 million tourists a year to enjoy our beautiful beaches and endless sunny days. But no one...
05/07/2021

Manatee County welcomes over 3 million tourists a year to enjoy our beautiful beaches and endless sunny days. But no one loves our County more than the ones that call it home! Whether you're visiting from out of town or you've lived here your whole life, make sure you treat our little slice of paradise right and #LoveItLikeaLocal

Check out quick tips at www.LoveItLikeLocals.com or by visiting Visit Bradenton Gulf Islands's page!

Manatee County welcomes over 3 million tourists a year to enjoy our beautiful beaches and endless sunny days. But no one loves our County more than the ones that call it home! Whether you're visiting from out of town or you've lived here your whole life, make sure you treat our little slice of paradise right and #LoveItLikeaLocal

Check out quick tips at www.LoveItLikeLocals.com or by visiting Visit Bradenton Gulf Islands's page!

Today is #NationalNursesDay and we are so thankful for all of the amazing Nurses around Manatee County! In the comments ...
05/06/2021

Today is #NationalNursesDay and we are so thankful for all of the amazing Nurses around Manatee County! In the comments below, tag an amazing Nurse that you know, to recognize them. To all Nurses, thank you for all that you do for our community!

Today is #NationalNursesDay and we are so thankful for all of the amazing Nurses around Manatee County! In the comments below, tag an amazing Nurse that you know, to recognize them. To all Nurses, thank you for all that you do for our community!

Dive into a great job by becoming a pool lifeguard! This position is open to anyone 16 years of age and older. Apply tod...
05/06/2021

Dive into a great job by becoming a pool lifeguard! This position is open to anyone 16 years of age and older. Apply today at bit.ly/MCPoolLife to soak up some sun while filling an important community role this summer. 🏊🏼‍♀️

May is #NationalBikeMonth! If your bike has damage while you're on the go, stop by one of our bike repair kiosks. These ...
05/05/2021

May is #NationalBikeMonth! If your bike has damage while you're on the go, stop by one of our bike repair kiosks. These kiosks can be found at Pride Park, the DeSoto transit station, and Lincoln Park. 🚴🏼‍♂️

We're hiring Camp Counselors! Looking for a fun summer job? Get paid to play sports and games, do arts and crafts, lead ...
05/05/2021

We're hiring Camp Counselors! Looking for a fun summer job? Get paid to play sports and games, do arts and crafts, lead field trips and make memories with a group of great kids! Must be 17 or older. Apply now: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/manateecounty/jobs/2974052/camp-counselor

We're hiring Camp Counselors! Looking for a fun summer job? Get paid to play sports and games, do arts and crafts, lead field trips and make memories with a group of great kids! Must be 17 or older. Apply now: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/manateecounty/jobs/2974052/camp-counselor

April has brought many achievements and changes to Manatee County. We’ve worked to create change and recognize great pub...
05/04/2021

April has brought many achievements and changes to Manatee County. We’ve worked to create change and recognize great public service at County Commission meetings and given back to the community by volunteering at events like the Tampa Bay Mega Pantry.

Read more: https://manatee-county.medium.com/april-2021-in-pictures-ee3141aa37c1

April has brought many achievements and changes to Manatee County. We’ve worked to create change and recognize great public service at County Commission meetings and given back to the community by volunteering at events like the Tampa Bay Mega Pantry.

Read more: https://manatee-county.medium.com/april-2021-in-pictures-ee3141aa37c1

Congratulations to Derick Brown on being named Lifeguard of the Year!Want to be like Derick? Get started by working as a...
05/03/2021

Congratulations to Derick Brown on being named Lifeguard of the Year!

Want to be like Derick? Get started by working as a Pool Lifeguard this summer! No experience required, but must be 16 or older. We'll even pay for your lifeguard certification and training! Apply now: bit.ly/MCPoolLife

Today is National Fitness Day! 🏋️Get the day started right with this quick at home workout created by our G.T. Bray Fitn...
05/01/2021

Today is National Fitness Day! 🏋️

Get the day started right with this quick at home workout created by our G.T. Bray Fitness Center trainer, Molly White! Stick to low intensity for beginners or challenge yourself with high intensity if you're more advanced.

Be sure to check out our Instagram & Facebook stories to watch Molly White and Preston Higdon demonstrate each workout!

Join our communications team! We're looking for a results-driven visual storyteller who can capture strong photo and vid...
04/30/2021

Join our communications team! We're looking for a results-driven visual storyteller who can capture strong photo and video content to produce concise, informative content for the County's social media, website, and government access channel. The Video Production Specialist will work with government teams to develop a succinct message, ensuring the final product meets the County's goals to educate and to inform in a format that is appropriate for large public audiences.

Apply now: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/manateecounty/jobs/3067721/video-production-specialist

Join our communications team! We're looking for a results-driven visual storyteller who can capture strong photo and video content to produce concise, informative content for the County's social media, website, and government access channel. The Video Production Specialist will work with government teams to develop a succinct message, ensuring the final product meets the County's goals to educate and to inform in a format that is appropriate for large public audiences.

Apply now: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/manateecounty/jobs/3067721/video-production-specialist

We never get tired of these views! 😍 Where is your favorite place to watch the sunset?📸 Thank you Chris Frisbie for this...
04/30/2021

We never get tired of these views! 😍 Where is your favorite place to watch the sunset?

📸 Thank you Chris Frisbie for this awesome shot from Robinson Preserve!

We never get tired of these views! 😍 Where is your favorite place to watch the sunset?

📸 Thank you Chris Frisbie for this awesome shot from Robinson Preserve!

Today is National Arbor Day! 🌱Join Manatee County Government in observing National Arbor Day Friday, April 30 11:00 a.m....
04/30/2021

Today is National Arbor Day! 🌱

Join Manatee County Government in observing National Arbor Day Friday, April 30 11:00 a.m. at Johnson Preserve Parking Lot and 1:30 p.m. at Rye Preserve Camping Ground where we will be planting trees!

Today is National Arbor Day! 🌱

Join Manatee County Government in observing National Arbor Day Friday, April 30 11:00 a.m. at Johnson Preserve Parking Lot and 1:30 p.m. at Rye Preserve Camping Ground where we will be planting trees!

Over the past year, a few MCAT drivers have donated their time outside of their normal work day to deliver food from the...
04/29/2021

Over the past year, a few MCAT drivers have donated their time outside of their normal work day to deliver food from the food bank to local churches. At one church alone, MCAT has helped deliver over $1 million worth of food, feeding about 1,500 families weekly.
We want to thank Joe Liburdi, Michael Crawford, and Andre Talitsch for their great work!

Over the past year, a few MCAT drivers have donated their time outside of their normal work day to deliver food from the food bank to local churches. At one church alone, MCAT has helped deliver over $1 million worth of food, feeding about 1,500 families weekly.
We want to thank Joe Liburdi, Michael Crawford, and Andre Talitsch for their great work!

Have you been impacted financially by COVID-19? You may be eligible for the Emergency Rental Assistance program. Learn m...
04/29/2021

Have you been impacted financially by COVID-19? You may be eligible for the Emergency Rental Assistance program.
Learn more and apply now at www.mymanatee.org/renthelp

Have you been impacted financially by COVID-19? You may be eligible for the Emergency Rental Assistance program.
Learn more and apply now at www.mymanatee.org/renthelp

Heroes are people we look up to, who inspire us and keep us safe. These are the superheroes we're celebrating today. Who...
04/28/2021

Heroes are people we look up to, who inspire us and keep us safe. These are the superheroes we're celebrating today. Who are yours?

Heroes are people we look up to, who inspire us and keep us safe. These are the superheroes we're celebrating today. Who are yours?

04/28/2021
Field Heroes!

Our field workers are rock stars! Without them, our vaccination sites wouldn't be able to run as efficiently and successfully. Our vaccination field workers are truly superheroes! 🏅
#NationalSuperheroDay

Thank you to our field workers, the true superheroes in our community! 🦸‍♂️ 🦸‍♀️Chris, Deaundra, Dorian, and Kimberly ar...
04/28/2021

Thank you to our field workers, the true superheroes in our community! 🦸‍♂️ 🦸‍♀️
Chris, Deaundra, Dorian, and Kimberly are just a few of the nurses, first responders and operations staff who have made a difference in Manatee County while working many long days at our vaccination sites over the past several months. Thank you for all that you do to make our community safe and healthy! 💪 #NationalSuperheroDay

Today is #NationalSuperheroDay and what better way to celebrate than by recognizing our heroes in the field?Wind, rain, ...
04/28/2021

Today is #NationalSuperheroDay and what better way to celebrate than by recognizing our heroes in the field?
Wind, rain, or shine, our dedicated field staff have spent the past four months running Manatee County's drive-through vaccination sites, working hard to ensure a smooth process while providing more than 130,000 doses of the vaccine. Read more about these superheroes here:
https://medium.com/manatee-county-government/vaxupmanatee-recognizing-our-heroes-in-the-field-c0bfa8838d66

Today is #NationalSuperheroDay and what better way to celebrate than by recognizing our heroes in the field?
Wind, rain, or shine, our dedicated field staff have spent the past four months running Manatee County's drive-through vaccination sites, working hard to ensure a smooth process while providing more than 130,000 doses of the vaccine. Read more about these superheroes here:
https://medium.com/manatee-county-government/vaxupmanatee-recognizing-our-heroes-in-the-field-c0bfa8838d66

ICYMI: Manatee County is hosting a free, open vaccination event tomorrow, Wednesday, April 28, from 3-7pm at Tom Bennett...
04/27/2021

ICYMI: Manatee County is hosting a free, open vaccination event tomorrow, Wednesday, April 28, from 3-7pm at Tom Bennett Park (400 Cypress Creek Blvd, Bradenton).
Anyone 18 and older is eligible to get vaccinated at this first-come, first-served, drive-thru event. No appointments required.
Those who receive a first dose on April 28 will return to the same location at Tom Bennett Park on Wednesday, May 26 for their second dose. The site is providing the Moderna vaccine.
Learn more at www.mymanatee.org/vaccine

ICYMI: Manatee County is hosting a free, open vaccination event tomorrow, Wednesday, April 28, from 3-7pm at Tom Bennett Park (400 Cypress Creek Blvd, Bradenton).
Anyone 18 and older is eligible to get vaccinated at this first-come, first-served, drive-thru event. No appointments required.
Those who receive a first dose on April 28 will return to the same location at Tom Bennett Park on Wednesday, May 26 for their second dose. The site is providing the Moderna vaccine.
Learn more at www.mymanatee.org/vaccine

This Saturday, over 100 volunteers attended the Earth Day event organized by Keep Manatee Beautiful and hosted by Ward T...
04/26/2021

This Saturday, over 100 volunteers attended the Earth Day event organized by Keep Manatee Beautiful and hosted by Ward Temple AME. These volunteers planted trees, vegetables, and pollinator gardens for the neighboring residents, as well as performed a neighborhood clean-up and some house painting services. Thank you to all of those who came out! #KeepManateeBeautiful

Last week, the Manatee County Board of County Commissioners recognized Richard Steinfirst for his many years of service ...
04/25/2021

Last week, the Manatee County Board of County Commissioners recognized Richard Steinfirst for his many years of service with Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources Department and his commitment to lifeguarding.
Richard worked as a seasonal lifeguard at the G.T. Bray Aquatics Center for 18 years. At the age of 87, Richard was the oldest lifeguard in the state of Florida. 🏊
Thank you Richard for your dedication to a career of aquatic safety through lifeguarding and teaching swimming lessons!

Last week, the Manatee County Board of County Commissioners recognized Richard Steinfirst for his many years of service with Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources Department and his commitment to lifeguarding.
Richard worked as a seasonal lifeguard at the G.T. Bray Aquatics Center for 18 years. At the age of 87, Richard was the oldest lifeguard in the state of Florida. 🏊
Thank you Richard for your dedication to a career of aquatic safety through lifeguarding and teaching swimming lessons!

Manatee County Government is searching for an excellent addition to our leadership team – our Deputy County Administrato...
04/23/2021

Manatee County Government is searching for an excellent addition to our leadership team – our Deputy County Administrator!

The Deputy County Administrator assists the County Administrator in carrying out directives, policies, orders, resolutions, ordinances, and regulations of the Board of County Commissioners. They develop and guide innovative programs and projects for the County. The Deputy County Administrator also participates in the preparation of annual county operating and capital budgets.

Join our County Administration Team and help lead Manatee County!

Learn more about the job and apply at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/manateecounty/jobs/3056709/deputy-county-administrator

Manatee County Government is searching for an excellent addition to our leadership team – our Deputy County Administrator!

The Deputy County Administrator assists the County Administrator in carrying out directives, policies, orders, resolutions, ordinances, and regulations of the Board of County Commissioners. They develop and guide innovative programs and projects for the County. The Deputy County Administrator also participates in the preparation of annual county operating and capital budgets.

Join our County Administration Team and help lead Manatee County!

Learn more about the job and apply at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/manateecounty/jobs/3056709/deputy-county-administrator

Mark your calendars! Come out to Manatee County's free, open vaccination event on Wednesday, April 28 from 3-7pm at Tom ...
04/23/2021

Mark your calendars! Come out to Manatee County's free, open vaccination event on Wednesday, April 28 from 3-7pm at Tom Bennett Park (400 Cypress Creek Blvd, Bradenton).

Anyone 18 and older is eligible to get vaccinated at this first-come, first-served, drive-thru event. No appointments required.

Those who receive a first dose on April 28 will return to the same location at Tom Bennett Park on Wednesday, May 26 for their second dose. The site is providing the Moderna vaccine.

Learn more at www.mymanatee.org/vaccine

Mark your calendars! Come out to Manatee County's free, open vaccination event on Wednesday, April 28 from 3-7pm at Tom Bennett Park (400 Cypress Creek Blvd, Bradenton).

Anyone 18 and older is eligible to get vaccinated at this first-come, first-served, drive-thru event. No appointments required.

Those who receive a first dose on April 28 will return to the same location at Tom Bennett Park on Wednesday, May 26 for their second dose. The site is providing the Moderna vaccine.

Learn more at www.mymanatee.org/vaccine

Today is National Picnic Day! A picnic is a great way to connect with nature and enjoy the beautiful place we call home....
04/23/2021

Today is National Picnic Day! A picnic is a great way to connect with nature and enjoy the beautiful place we call home.

What are some of your favorite spots around Manatee County for a picnic?

Today is National Picnic Day! A picnic is a great way to connect with nature and enjoy the beautiful place we call home.

What are some of your favorite spots around Manatee County for a picnic?

One of the primary goals in the Energy and Sustainability Division, and in Manatee County as a whole, is to improve ener...
04/22/2021
Come together to go solar

One of the primary goals in the Energy and Sustainability Division, and in Manatee County as a whole, is to improve energy use and encourage energy efficiency projects throughout the County and for our residents. Learn more about their efforts and about going solar in this guest blog by Manatee County Energy and Sustainability Division Manager, Eric Caplan. #EarthDay2021
https://medium.com/manatee-county-government/solar-energy-47866247c1a8

As Manatee County’s Energy and Sustainability Manager, I’m always looking for ways to make us a more “energy resilient” community, and…

After vaccinating nearly 134,000 Manatee County residents over the first four months of the year, Manatee County will ho...
04/22/2021

After vaccinating nearly 134,000 Manatee County residents over the first four months of the year, Manatee County will host its final first-dose vaccination event next week at Tom Bennett Park. Anyone ages 18 and older may come for a first-dose appointment on Wednesday, April 28 from 3 - 7 p.m.

Read more: https://www.mymanatee.org/news___events/what_s_new/april_28_vaccine_event

After vaccinating nearly 134,000 Manatee County residents over the first four months of the year, Manatee County will host its final first-dose vaccination event next week at Tom Bennett Park. Anyone ages 18 and older may come for a first-dose appointment on Wednesday, April 28 from 3 - 7 p.m.

Read more: https://www.mymanatee.org/news___events/what_s_new/april_28_vaccine_event

Looking for something to do to celebrate #EarthDay? Join Keep Manatee Beautiful on April 24 for a Neighborhood Revitaliz...
04/22/2021

Looking for something to do to celebrate #EarthDay? Join Keep Manatee Beautiful on April 24 for a Neighborhood Revitalization and Celebration!

Join us for our Neighborhood Revitalization and Celebration on April 24! Do some yard work, plant flower beds and participate in a litter cleanup during the Morning of Service from 9 a.m. until noon. Then, the fun will begin during our Afternoon Celebration at noon. We will get started at Ward Temple AME, 1005 5th St. W. See you there! #KeepManateeBeautiful #DoBeautiful

Happy Earth Day! Manatee County is full of incredible nature and wildlife. Check out our story for some ideas of great p...
04/22/2021

Happy Earth Day! Manatee County is full of incredible nature and wildlife. Check out our story for some ideas of great places to celebrate our planet and explore our county's natural beauty. #DiscoverManatee

Happy Earth Day! Manatee County is full of incredible nature and wildlife. Check out our story for some ideas of great places to celebrate our planet and explore our county's natural beauty. #DiscoverManatee

Estamos todos juntos en esto. ¡Haz tu parte #VacúnateManatee!We’re all in this together. Do your part and #VaxUpMantee!
04/22/2021

Estamos todos juntos en esto. ¡Haz tu parte #VacúnateManatee!

We’re all in this together. Do your part and #VaxUpMantee!

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Bradenton, FL
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Thank you for visiting Manatee County Government primary page. The purpose of this page is to share photos, video and information of public interest in Manatee County with our residents, businesses and visitors. NOTE: This page is monitored periodically and not intended to accept service requests of the County. If you have a service request or statement to make to the County, please do so by emailing the Citizens Action Center at [email protected] or by calling (941) 742-5800. The County’s intent is not to create a public forum, but to maintain a moderated online discussion directly relating to topics posted by the County that is appropriate for all citizens to read. Please note if you post a comment, Manatee County reserves the right to delete submissions that contain vulgar language, personal attacks of any kind, or comments that are offensive to a person with reasonable sensitivity or target or disparage age, race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sexual preference, handicapped or disabled, genetic information, or status as a veteran or disabled veteran of the U.S. armed forces. Further, Manatee County also reserves the right to delete comments that: • are spam or include links to other sites; • are clearly off topic; • advocate illegal activity; • promote or oppose particular services, products, or political organizations and candidates; • infringe on copyrights or trademarks; or • would be offensive to community standards of decency. The comments expressed on this site, other than those posted by Manatee County, do not reflect the opinions and position of the Manatee County Government or its officers and employees. If you have any questions concerning the operation of this online moderated discussion site, contact the Manatee County Information Outreach Manager at (941) 745-3771.

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