Manatee County
Local Coordinating Board

The Manatee County Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board, comprised of state agency and community representatives of the transportation disadvantaged population, was created to identify local service needs and to provide information, advice, and direction to the Manatee County Community Transportation Coordinator (CTC). The Manatee County Board of County Commissioners is the CTC for Manatee County and provides life-sustaining paratransit service, which is currently operated by Manatee County Area Transit (MCAT). For more information about Manatee County Transportation Disadvantaged program, please contact: Slade Downs, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Manatee LCB Agendas and Minutes

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2021 Chair 
Commissioner Carol Whitmore


Department of Children & Families

Florida Department of Education
(Division of Vocational Rehab)

Agency for Health Care Administration
(Medicaid Area Five)

Public Education
(Manatee County School Board)

Early Childhood Services

Veterans Affairs
(Manatee Co. Veterans’ Services)

Department of Health for Manatee County

Elderly Citizens

Citizens with Disabilities
(Suncoast Center for Independent Living, Inc.)

Citizen Advocate

Transportation Provider
(Easter Seals)

CareerSource Suncoast

Dept. of Elder Affairs (AAA)

Economically Disadvantaged

Citizen Advocate User



Benita Zarr
Jonathan Roberson
Katie Sheffer
Jim Van Pelt

MPO Staff
Slade Downs

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