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).

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, FL, 34205. Please see the Meeting Schedule below.

2024 Meeting Schedule:

  • January 22 
  • March 18
  • April 29
  • July 15
  • September 16
  • November 18

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

2024 MEETINGS & AGENDAS

2023 Meetings & Agendas

Members

Name Term Expires Seat
Erick Pons
Vice Chairman
12/31/2024 Seat #1 - Residential home building industry
Lois Meyers

12/31/2025 Seat #2 - Banking or mortgage banking industry
Steve Rinehart
Chairman
12/31/2024 Seat #3 - Represents labor actively engaged in home building 
Kenneth Ellis

12/31/2025 Seat #4  - Advocate for low-income persons
Rita Goff

12/31/2024 Seat #5 - For-profit provider
Vallerie Guillory

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

12/31/2024 Seat #7 - Real estate professional 
Vacant


Seat #8 - Serves on the local planning agency 
William Connerly

12/31/2024 Seat #9 - Resident of Manatee County
Allison Imre

12/31/2025 Seat # 10 - Represents employers in Manatee County 
Vacant


Seat # 11 - Represents essential services personnel
George Kruse 12/30/2024 Elected Official