Affordable Housing Advisory Board

Purpose

To review the established policies and procedures, ordinances, land development regulations, and adopted local government comprehensive plan of the appointing local government and recommend specific actions or initiatives to encourage or facilitate affordable housing while protecting the ability of the property to appreciate in value.

Membership Requirements

There are eleven members:

  • One citizen actively engaged in the residential home building industry in connection with affordable housing (Seat #1);
  • One citizen actively engaged in the banking or mortgage banking industry in connection with affordable housing (Seat #2);
  • One citizen representative of those areas of labor actively engaged in home building in connection with affordable housing (Seat #3);
  • One citizen actively engaged as an advocate for low-income persons in connection with affordable housing (Seat #4);
  • One citizen actively engaged as a for-profit provider of affordable housing (Seat #5);
  • One citizen actively engaged not-for-profit provider of affordable housing (Seat #6);
  • One citizen actively engaged as a real estate professional in connection with affordable housing (Seat #7);
  • One citizen actively serving on the local planning agency pursuant to Section 163.3174, Florida Statues (Seat #8);
  • One citizen resident of Manatee County (Seat #9);
  • One citizen representing employers within the jurisdiction (Seat #10);
  • One citizen representing essential services personnel (Seat #11).

Application

Advisory Board applications are being accepted until June 10, 2022.

Meetings

All meetings will be held on select Mondays throughout the year from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.,  1112 Manatee Avenue West, Manatee Room 5th Floor, Bradenton, Florida 34205. Please see the Meeting Schedule below for the meeting dates.

Meeting schedule 2022:

  • January 24, 2022
  • February 28, 2022
  • March 21, 2022
  • April 18, 2022
  • May 9, 2022
  • June 20, 2022
  • July 18, 2022 (cancelled)
  • August 22, 2022
  • September 19, 2022
  • October 17, 2022
  • November 14, 2022 - proposed
  • December 12, 2022- proposed

For more information contact Debbee Ash at (941) 748-4501, ext. 3478, or Email Debbee Ash

Members

Name Term Expires Seat
Erick Pons

6/30/2023 Seat #1 - Residential home building industry
Vice-Chair
Divina Westerfield-Maruca

6/30/2023 Seat #2 - Banking or mortgage banking industry
Chair
Steve Rinehart

6/30/2023 Seat #3 - Represents labor actively engaged in home building 
Kenneth Ellis

6/30/2023 Seat #4  - Advocate for low-income persons
Glen Gibellina

6/30/2023 Seat #5 - For-profit provider
Vallerie Guillory

6/30/2024 Seat #6 - Not-for-profit provider
Brandon Johnson

6/30/2023 Seat #7 - Real estate professional 
William Conerly 

6/30/2023 Seat #8 - Serves on the local planning agency 
Michael Scott

6/30/2023 Seat #9 - Resident of Manatee County
Mark Dunlop

6/30/2023 Seat # 10 - Represents employers in Manatee County 
Michael Fenton

6/30/2023 Seat # 11 - Represents essential services personnel
George Kruse 12/30/2022 Elected Official