Board Priorities

  • Facilitate a community-based effort to help identify creative solutions to housing affordability.

  • Advance the development of high-priority county projects including the Sheriff’s Office Administrative Headquarters and Support Services Center, South County Courts/R.L. Anderson Building Remodel and the Central Energy Plant.

  • Develop a strategy to support small business retention and expansion.

  • Support a community-based effort to create solutions to reduce adult homelessness.

  • Support negotiations for the acquisition of the Orange Hammock property.

  • Create a Unified Development Code (UDC) that updates the land development and zoning regulations.

  • Develop a report detailing operations, practices and standards used by the Office of Business and Economic Development and the Economic Development Corporation to pursue economic development related careers and recommend economic development performance measures.

  • Review incentive program and confirm target industries with the Economic Development Corporation.

  • Pursue funding options for the development of the north extension and south connector of The Legacy Trail.

  • Prioritize, plan and identify funding for infrastructure improvements.

Our Vision

To be the premier community where people choose to live, work and play.

Our Mission

The Mission of Sarasota County Government is to provide and enhance quality programs, services, and facilities that reflect the goals of the community while always promoting health, safety, public welfare and quality of life for our citizens.

Our Values

As Sarasota County employees, WE are committed to demonstrating each one of these values at all times.

WE demonstrate mutual respect through our professionalism, courtesy, and appreciation for diversity.

WE are individually and collectively responsible for our actions as stewards of the public’s trust.

WE adhere to ethical principles, demonstrating mutual respect and conducting ourselves with honesty and sincerity.

WE take pride in providing quality public service with passion, innovation, and excellence.

WE foster a collaborative environment that values creativity, sharing information and ideas, and working together to solve problems and accomplish goals.

WE seek mutual purpose, honor commitments, and use our skills, knowledge and abilities in a way that builds confidence and loyalty.