|Larry Bustle reelected Chairman of the Board
Carol Whitmore will continue as Port Authority Chair
MANATEE COUNTY, FL (Dec. 3, 2013) – County Commissioner Larry Bustle today was reelected Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners and Commissioner Carol Whitmore was again appointed Chair of the Port Authority as Commissioners voted on 2014’s leadership and committee appointments.
Commissioners unanimously voted to maintain all of their 2013 appointments with the exception of the Tourist Development Council representative and chairperson. For that position, the Board unanimously elected District 5 Commissioner Vanessa Baugh.
Bustle, a decorated U.S. Air Force fighter pilot, who was recently named Manatee County Veteran of the Year and the former Mayor of Palmetto, has been District 1 commissioner since 2008. He thanked the Board for his confidence in leading the Commission.
Commissioner Michael Gallen will continue as the Board’s First Vice Chairman. At-large Commissioner Betsy Benac will again be Second Vice Chairman and Commissioner John Chappie will be Third Vice Chairman.
Commissioners also voted on 2014 officers’ positions for the other boards on which they serve.
Commissioner Chappie will continue as First Vice Chairman of the Port Authority; Commissioner Gallen will be Second Vice Chairman; Commissioner Vanessa Baugh will be Third Vice Chairman.
Commissioner Robin DiSabatino was again elected chair of the Civic Center Authority. Commissioner Baugh will be First Vice Chairman; Commissioner Benac will be Second Vice Chairman; Commissioner Bustle will be Third Vice Chairman.
Commissioner Betsy Benac will again serve as chair of the Community Redevelopment Agency. Commissioner Gallen will continue as Vice Chairman.
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