Planning Commission


  • Bobbi Roy, Planning Coordinator
  • (941) 748-4501 ext 6878


The Planning Commission was established to act as the Local Planning Agency under Section 163.3174, Florida Statutes; and to

  • carry out such duties as may be prescribed by the Comprehensive Plan
  • hold and regulate public hearings on Zoning Atlas Amendments, Developments of Regional Impact and Florida Quality Developments
  • initiate, review and make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners in regard to adoption and amendment of the text of the Land Development Code
  • hold and regulate public hearings on applications for amendments to the text of the LDC
  • make its special knowledge and expertise available, upon reasonable written request and authorization of the BCC, to any official, department, board, commission, or agency of the County, State, or Federal governments
  • recommend to the BCC that special studies be performed as may be deemed necessary and proper to conduct the work of the Planning Commission, subject to the approval of the BCC and available appropriations, to adopt rules of procedure which are not inconsistent with the LDC and are necessary for the administration of the Commission's responsibility and to govern its proceedings
  • perform any other duties which may be lawfully assigned to it

Membership Requirements

The Board of County Commissioners appoints Manatee County residents to a four year term.

  • The Planning Commission consists of seven voting members.
  • They shall be qualified electors in Manatee County.
  • While no particular expertise is required, persons with experience or training in the substantive areas of planning, engineering, environmental science and the development industry shall be considered in the appointment process.


The Advisory Board application must be completed and submitted for the applicant to be considered for appointment. The application is available for downloading on the Apply for an Advisory Board page.

For questions or additional information, please contact Bobbi Roy, Planning Coordinator, at (941) 748-4501 ext. 6878 or [email protected].


Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month at 9:00 a.m. or as needed in the Chambers located in the first floor at the Manatee County Administrative Center, 1112 Manatee Ave. West, Bradenton FL 34205.

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Current Members

Name Term Seat
Richard Bedford 10/14/2024 Chairman
Paul Rutledge  10/14/2024 1st Vice Chairman
Cindy Kebba  10/14/2025 2nd Vice Chairman
Lorraine Prosser  10/14/2027 3rd Vice Chairman
Jeff Eslinger  10/14/2025
John DeLesline 10/14/2026
Monaca Onstad 10/14/2026