Manatee County Names New Human Resources Director

Manatee County
MANATEE COUNTY — Following an intense and thorough search, Jennifer Harmon has been named Human Resources Director for Manatee County Government.

Harmon brings over two decades of HR management experience to this position, having served as the Human Resources Director for Community Health Systems in St. Cloud and Venice, FL. She has an extensive background in employee relations, with leadership roles in both public and private sector organizations, dating back to the 1990s. She has championed employee engagement amidst cultural changes, as well as developing and implementing recruitment and retention strategies.

"Jennifer is excited to get started," said Manatee County Administrator Scott Hopes, who introduced her to the Manatee County Board of Commissioners today.

A cum laude graduate of the State University of New York at Oswego, Harmon went on to earn a Master of Science in Human Resources and Business Education from the University of Tennessee.

"This is a wonderful opportunity," Harmon said. "I look forward to helping the people who support all of Manatee County continue their work that matters."

For more information on Manatee County Government, visit or call (941) 748-4501. Follow Manatee Government on Facebook and on Twitter @ManateeGov.

Reader Comments
JUN 17, 2022  •  Why has the LWV Article in today’s B’ton Times been erased.
JUN 17, 2022  •  Please don’t accept any lunches from other Admin…Sunshine law.🙀 Why has the LWV Meeting been erased in today’s notes? Hmmmmm
James Lee
JUN 17, 2022  •  She sounds like a very professional and well trained HR Director. But why would she want to enter the mess at Manatee County? I wish her well and recommend that she keeps her resume updated.
JUN 17, 2022  •  This is not a "news story," it's just a press release from Manatee County government. It should be identified as such.
Paul Finer
JUN 17, 2022  •  "championed employee engagement amodst cultural changes"? Can someone translate this? This week's poll, as usual, shows 95% distrust of county Government.