Candidate: Gwendolyn Y Brown

Office: COUNTY COMMISSION - DIST. 2

Contact Information:
2806 27th Ct E
Palmetto, FL - 34221
Candidate's Statement

2806 27th Ct E Palmetto FL 34221 PROFILE Dr. Gwendolyn Y. Brown was elected the first Black County Commissioner in 1994 to serve Manatee County District 2, and is currently serving as the first Black Chairman of the Manatee County Board of County Commissioners. As a County Commissioner, she also serves on the Manatee County Port Authority and Manatee County Civic Center Authority. Commissioner Brown received her AA Degree in Liberal Arts from Manatee County College, her BS Degree in Education from Florida Atlantic University and her Masters Degree from Nova University in Administration Supervision/Early Childhood. She received her Doctorate of Education in Organizational Leadership/Early Childhood from Nova University, June 30, 2007. WORK EXPERIENCE Chairman, Board of County Commissioners, 2009 State College of Florida, Adjunct Professor, 2008 – present – teaches Early Childhood and Management Classes Headstart, 1974 – 2002, Executive Director, 1991 – 2002 Nova Southeastern University, Professor 2003 – 2005 – AA Degree Program and Masters Program at the Bradenton site. Taught Parent Involvement, Multicultural and Emerging Literacy Classes Children’s Academy, Operational Manager, 2003 – 2006 COMMUNITY Democratic Women’s Club of Manatee County; Trustee – Turners Chapel A.M.E.; Gamma Rho Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority; Leadership Manatee Alumni; CEO Roundtable; Joint Planning Committee; and accomplished speaker for various organizations. AWARDS & RECOGNITION Received numerous awards and recognition from community agencies ACCOMPLISHMENTS Push for Prescription Card Program for Manatee County citizens regardless of economic status Numerous accomplishments can be attributed to working within the community and for the community PUBLIC SERVICE Board of County Commissioners, since 1994 Chairman, 2009; Chairman, November 2008 Port Authority, since 1994 First Vice Chairman, 2007; First Vice Chairman, 2006 Civic Center Authority, since 1994 Chairman, 2008; Third Vice Chairman, 2007 Enterprise Zone Development Agency Chairman, 1999 – 2009 Public Safety Coordinating Council Chairman, 2003; Chairman, 1996 Community Redevelopment Agency Vice Chairman, 2008; Vice Chairman, 2007
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