On her own from the age of 15, Carol supported herself by working nights at a nursing home while earning her diploma from Manatee High School in 1973. She then enrolled at Manatee Technical College where she received her certification as a Licensed Practical Nurse in 1977.
She worked at Manatee Memorial in their Critical Care Department. Her relationships with patients, physicians and the staff was recognized by the administration with her appointment as newly created Director of Physician Relations. Eventually she became Director of Risk Management, a position she held until 1991 when Carol joined Manatee Springs, a head injury rehabilitation facility, as Admissions Coordinator. She worked as office manager for three plastic surgeons and currently keeps up her liscense by working as a registered nurse one day a week in senior care.
Carol is married to retired surgeon, Andre Renard and has a daughter, Janae, three stepchildren – Laurent, Valarie and Alex and is the proud grandmother of 8 beautiful grandchildren.
Having grown up on Anna Maria Island, Carol started her local government service in 1991 when she was elected to the Holmes Beach City Commission, later serving as Mayor of the City of Holmes Beach from 1998 – 2006. She was elected to the Manatee Board of County Commissioners in 2006 and re-elected in 2010 and 2014. Carol has chaired a number of committees such as Port Manatee, Manatee County Civic Center Authority and the Tourist Development Council. She was also a member of Manatee County Food Bank, Manatee Opportunity Council, Manatee Heart Association, Children's Services, START (Solutions To Avoid Red Tide), Member and President of Aids Council of Manatee, American Red Cross Board of Directors, United Way Board of Directors, Families Against Addictive Drug Abuse (FAADA), Board Member Meals on Wheels Advisory Council, Crime Stoppers Sarasota and Manatee, Metropolitan Planning Organization.
Carol looks to continue her work of ensuring Manatee’s economic future is sound and sustainable even through difficult times. She seeks fiscal efficiencies that serve the entire community. Her balanced approach never minimizes crucial items like improving and maintaining our infrastructure, providing community services while addressing the safety of all our citizens. Through leadership and advocacy she has been a voice for those at-risk by serving on the Elder Abuse Committee and Animal Abuse Committee.
Carol's invaluable experience of service has taught her that building consensus, not seeking division, is critical to remedying the issues and challenges that lay ahead. Together we can make Manatee County an even better place to live, work, raise a family and retire.
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Carol has been part of our community for 49 years. During those years she has worked tirelessly as an advocate for the citizens of Manatee County.
Carol will work to:
Carol’s service to our community has equipped her with the knowledge and relationships to make things happen.
She will continue to work to ensure that Manatee County receives our fair share of state & federal dollars for our state road system, healthcare and the environment. Preserving the quality of life that Manatee County residents and visitors have come to love is a priority.
Carol can't win this race without your help. Volunteering, word-of-mouth, and donating are all ways of helping us achieve our goals together.
Sarasota Film Festival viewing of METV's award-winning documentary "Through the Tunnel" about Palmetto's Lincoln Memorial High School.
Visiting with my friends at the Island Branch Library to celebrate National Library Week.
ENDORSED by State Senator Bill Galvano. My daughter Janae & I at the Early Learning Coalition fundraiser roasting Sheriff Rick Wells. Great fun!
Ribbon cutting for expansion of the operating facilities and patient rooms at the Lakewood Ranch Medical Center. Manatee Hospital building new State of Art ER. Blake Medical opened a Burn Trauma ICU recently. Our Medical Community ROCKS!
Correspondence and contributions may be mailed to: Carol Whitmore Campaign • PO Box 1992 • Holmes Beach, FL 34218
State law allows personal and corporate contributions up to $1,000
MY EMAL IS : CAROL.WHITMORE@MYMANATEE.ORG. WE ARE NOT DONE, ROADS, TRAFFICE AND QUALITIY OF LIFE ISSUES WILL BE ADDRESSED WITH NEW BOARD MEMEBERS AND I WILL PUSH TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN.