Manatee County Commissioner Vanessa Baugh was recently elected to a third consecutive one-year term as chairwoman of the Manatee County Port Authority, the governing board of Port Manatee. Joining the board are two new members: Reggie Bellamy and Misty Servia. Baugh has served on the port board since 2012. The board also recently appointed one-year officers Priscilla Whisenant Trace, first vice chairwoman; Bellamy, second vice chairman; and Betsy Benac, third vice chairwoman. Other board members include Stephen Jonsson, Servia and Carol Whitmore. Members of the port board serve four-year staggered terms, with an annual election of officers.

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