Manatee County accepting applications for Historic Preservation Board

Manatee County accepting applications for Historic Preservation Board
Posted on 05/29/2018

MANATEE COUNTY, FL (June 29, 2018) – Manatee County is accepting applications for one position on the Historic Preservation Board, a citizens advisory committee that makes decisions regarding Manatee County’s archaeologically, historically and aesthetically significant sites, districts and zones.

Applicants must be registered voters in Manatee County. No particular expertise is required, but applicants with knowledge of archaeological, historical or architectural development or have deep concern for the preservation, development and enhancement of historic resources in the County are given additional consideration for an appointment.

The board’s responsibilities include: 

  • Encourage historical and archaeological preservation.
  • Identify historic buildings and sites and archaeological sites in Manatee County.
  • Encourage property owners to seek local historic landmark designation. 
  • Ensure appropriate preservation, restoration, renovation, development and adaptive reuse of historical buildings and archaeological sites.
  • Develop and maintain a system of survey and inventory of historic properties.

Historic Preservation Board members cannot be employed by the County or serve as a member of another land development-related advisory board serving unincorporated Manatee County.

The Historic Preservation Board is composed of five volunteer members who are appointed by the County Commission. The group meets a minimum of four times a year in the First Floor Chambers of Manatee County Administrative Building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W.

Applications are due August 3 and may be found online at

Contact Bobbi Roy at (941) 748-4501 ext. 6878 or [email protected] for more information.

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