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Manatee County now accepting ELMAC applications

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MANATEE COUNTY – Manatee County residents interested in helping protect land and water resources, preserve fish and wildlife habitats and provide for passive recreation are invited to apply for one of five positions now available on the Environmental Lands Management and Acquisition Committee (ELMAC):

  • Member of an Environmental Group (3-year initial term)
  • Member engaged in Banking, Finance or Real Estate (3-year initial term)
  • Member with Education in Active Outdoor Sports (3-year initial term)
  • Member employed by the Manatee County School Board (3-year initial term)
  • Member of the Florida Engineering Society (3-year initial term)

Members are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners for initial terms of service of one, two or three years. All terms after the initial term are for 3 years, with reappointment at the discretion of the Board.

ELMAC makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners on environmental land acquisition and management issues, including recreational planning, and establishes programs for public lands. ELMAC also serves as the Tree Advisory Board.

ELMAC is responsible for implementing the community-initiated Conservation and Parks Projects Referendum. The Referendum, approved by voters in November of 2020, authorizes up to $50M in tax proceeds for the acquisition, improvement and management of land to protect natural resources and provide parks.?

ELMAC meets on the first Monday of every other month, excluding holidays, at 6:00 p.m., in the Manatee County Administration Building, 5th Floor, Manatee Room, 1112 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton FL, 34205.

Applications are due September 2, 2022

For more information, visit the ELMAC webpage.

For more details or assistance with an application, call ELMAC Liaison Debra Woithe at (941) 742-5923 x6052 or email