Manatee County Commissioner Reggie Bellamy has been re-elected chairman of the Manatee County Port Authority. Also elected to serve one-year port board officer terms, effective Jan. 1, 2022, are George Kruse, first vice-chairman; Misty Servia, second vice-chairwoman; and James Satcher, third vice-chairman. Other board members include Vanessa Baugh, Kevin Van Ostenbridge and Carol Whitmore.
The Manatee County Port Authority board consists of the seven members of the elected Manatee County Commission, but with distinctively separate officers and financial accountability. The authority sets policy and oversees major expenditures for Port Manatee. Members of the port authority board serve staggered four-year terms, with annual election of officers.