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September 13, 2019

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President Galvano Announces Appointment of Commissioner Carol Whitmore to the Department of Elderly Affairs Advisory Council

Tallahassee —

Senate President Bill Galvano (R-Bradenton) today announced the appointment of Manatee County Commissioner Carol Whitmore to the Department of Elderly Affairs Advisory Council.

“Commissioner Carol Whitmore has dedicated her life to serving others, and I am honored that she will serve in this important role,” said President Galvano. “With over forty years of service as a nurse, specializing in care that allows seniors to age with dignity in their own homes or in the homes of their loved ones, the Department of Elderly Affairs Advisory Council will greatly benefit from Commissioner Whitmore’s unique perspective.”

Commissioner Whitmore has served on the Manatee County Board of County Commissioners since 2006. Previously, she served as Commissioner of the City of Holmes Beach and Mayor of the City of Holmes Beach. She has worked as a nurse since 1977, and currently works in senior care as a home health patient care manager and registered nurse.

The council serves in an advisory capacity to the Secretary of the Department of Elder Affairs (DOEA) in assisting him with carrying out the purposes, duties, and responsibilities of DOEA, as specified in this Section 430.05, Florida Statutes. The council makes recommendations to the Secretary, the Governor, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the President of the Senate regarding organizational issues and additions or reductions in the department's duties and responsibilities. The advisory council is an independent nonpartisan body and are not subject to control, supervision, or direction by the department.