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The Willows Community Development District is a local, special-purpose government entity authorized by Chapter 190 of the Florida Statutes as amended, and established on June 18, 2018 by the Manatee County, Florida Board of County Commissioners, Ordinance No. 18-28 as an alternative method of planning, acquiring, operating and maintaining community-wide improvements in planned communities.

The Willows CDD encompasses an area of approximately 287.07 acres within northern Manatee County. The land within the District is generally located north of Experimental Farm Road (49th St. E), south of Erie Road (69th St. E), between Ellenton Gillette Road and I-75.

The Willows CDD is also authorized to exercise special powers to plan establish, acquire construct or reconstruct, enlarge or extend, equip, operate and maintain additional systems and facilities for Parks and facilities for indoor and outdoor recreational, cultural and educational uses and Security, including by not limited to guardhouses, fences, and gates, electronic intrusion systems, and patrol cars, when authorized by the Manatee County Sheriff’s Department or other proper governmental agencies; except that the District may not exercise any police power, but may contract with the appropriate local general-purpose government agencies for an increased level of such services within the District boundaries.


Board of Supervisors

Ryan Zook

  • Chair
  • Email Address:zookr@willowscdd.net
  • Elected: 11/01/2019
  • Term Expires: 09/18/2022
  • SEAT 1

Anne Mize

  • Assistant Secretary
  • Email Address:mizea@willowscdd.net
  • Elected: 11/01/2019
  • Term Expires: 09/18/2022
  • SEAT 2

John Snyder

  • Vice Chair
  • Email Address:snyderj@willowscdd.net
  • Elected: 11/01/2019
  • Term Expires: 09/18/2020
  • SEAT 3

Greg Mundell

  • Assistant Secretary
  • Email Address:mundellg@willowscdd.net
  • Elected: 11/01/2019
  • Term Expires: 09/18/2020
  • SEAT 4

Hal Lutz

  • Assistant Secretary
  • Email Address:lutzh@willowscdd.net
  • Elected: 11/01/2019
  • Term Expires: 09/18/2020
  • SEAT 5

District Staff

District Manager

  • Wrathell, Hunt and Associates, LLC
  • Craig Wrathell
  • 2300 Glades Road, Suite 410W
  • Boca Raton, Florida 33431
  • Phone Number:(561) 571-0010
  • Email Address:info@willowscdd.net

Public Records Notice

Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public-records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.

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