Manatee County accepting applications for four seats on Health Care Advisory Board

Manatee County accepting applications for four seats on Health Care Advisory Board
Posted on 09/05/2019

MANATEE COUNTY, FL (Sept. 5, 2019) – Manatee County is accepting applications for four seats on the Health Care Advisory Board. The Manatee County Health Care Advisory Board, a volunteer group that evaluates, monitors and discusses the healthcare system in Manatee County and makes recommendations to the Manatee County Commission regarding the funding of healthcare services in Manatee County.

Manatee County is accepting applications for one representative of the substance abuse field; one representative of a social service agency that typically focuses on the improvement of social welfare, self-sufficiency or addressing inequities; and two business representatives in Manatee County. 

Applicants should be knowledgeable about healthcare and willing to meet a minimum of eight times per year on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 5 - 7 p.m. in the 9th Floor BCC Conference Room of the County Administrative Center, 1112 Manatee Ave. W.

Other meetings may be scheduled as necessary. Employees, owners or voting board members of agencies that receive funding from Manatee County Government, or individuals who contract with agencies that receive County funding are ineligible to serve on the board, with the exception of a practicing physician who may receive no more than 1 percent of their gross income from County-funded healthcare. 

The advisory board reviews evidence-based practices, programs and related data to enhance the long-term stability and effectiveness of the programs available to citizens of Manatee County who have no other meaningful means of access to health care.

Efforts will be made to have a Board that is reflective of the diversity of the community. Manatee County residents from minority communities, including but not limited to members from African-American and Latino/Hispanic heritage, are encouraged to apply. 

Applications are due Sept. 30 at 5 p.m. The application may be found online at

Supplemental questions to the application are on page 5 of the form. 

A resume or C.V. is also required for consideration for appointment to this advisory board. Please note, all information provided within applications will be made public. For more information, call Joshua Barnett at (941) 749-3030 or email to [email protected]. All applicants must complete the new form, even if they have applied previously since the application has been updated.

For more information on Manatee County Government, visit or call (941) 748-4501. You can also follow us on Facebook at and on Twitter, @ManateeGov.