Mayor Bryant

Mayor’s Memos

News from the Mayor's Desk

Apr 16

Stay Informed

Posted on April 16, 2019 at 10:42 AM by Penny Johnston

From time to time, the City of Palmetto has current information that we would like to share with our residents, communities, and the media. Some news is included with the utility bills, and for the media or some of our communities, we forward the news in an email to the “contact person” and let them disperse the information.  We want you to know the City has a new Code Red phone system, or there is pending state legislation that may affect you, or there are upcoming public events we want to share.


If you are part of a Homeowner’s Association and would like to be kept abreast of the information, please call City Hall at 941-723-4570 and ask to speak with my assistant, Penny Johnston.  She will add your email address to our list… and I promise we will not inundate you with junk mail.


The City staff and elected officials are striving to do the very best for Palmetto, and we want to keep you informed along the way. 

Mar 28

DeSoto Seafood Festival 2019

Posted on March 28, 2019 at 2:40 PM by Penny Johnston

DeSoto Seafood Festival has evolved over the 30 years to become the largest regional festival in Manatee County. The Festival began as the River Fest on downtown Bradenton’s “Sandlot” at Rossi Waterfront Park and was only open on Saturday and Sunday. After decades of fine-tuning, this event has become a 3-day festival comprised of Food, Music, Arts & Crafts and Family Fun that is hosted in the historic Sutton & Lamb Parks in Palmetto, FL.

Festival Details:

Chairs are permitted in designated areas only – No pets – No coolers


5pm – 10pm Friday April 5th, 2019

11am – 10pm Saturday April 6th, 2019

Noon – 6pm Sunday April 7th, 2019


Sutton Park, 1025 6th Street West, Palmetto, FL


FREE Admission all weekend long

Jul 10

Importance of Improving the Desoto Bridge

Posted on July 10, 2018 at 11:56 AM by Penny Johnston

There have been multiple conversations and years of research about the replacement of the Desoto Bridge, noting the bridge was built in 1957 and it needs to be improved.  Please read the attached letter from the Manatee Chamber of Commerce, speaking on behalf of approximately 2000 businesses.

DeSoto Bridge improvements- Manatee Chamber of Commerce