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Five seats open on Children's Services Advisory Board


A citizens advisory committee has five openings, Manatee County's government said in a press release on Wednesday.

The committee makes recommendations to the County Commission on children's issues. It advises the commission on the priorities and expenses of dedicated funding for Children's Services.

The five seats on the Children's Services Advisory Board are available to any Manatee County resident interested in applying. The 13-member board is appointed by the commissioners and they serve three-year terms.

Members serve without compensation and they and their spouses must disclose any affiliation they have had over the past year with any organization that applies for Children's Service funding.

The following positions are open:

  • 1 representative of the Florida Department of Children and Family Services

  • 1 representative of Manatee County United Way

  • 1 licensed mental health professional

  • 2 child advocates

The board meets on the third Wednesday, usually monthly, at 3:30 p.m. on the fifth floor of the Manatee County Administration Center, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. The board may also meet weekly on Wednesdays during the program funding review process in March through May.

Applications are due by Aug. 14 and can be found at the county's Web site.

For more information, call (941) 745-3700.


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