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Leadership Council



Together, the members of the Continuum of Care (CoC), through the CoC Leadership Council and the Suncoast Partnership, coordinates the community’s policies, strategies, and activities toward ending homelessness.  Its work includes gathering and analyzing information in order to determine the local needs of people experiencing homelessness, securing resources to address the needs of people experiencing homelessness, identifying and bridging gaps in housing and services, educating the community on homeless issues, providing advice and input on the operations of homeless services, and measuring CoC performance. 



The CoC Leadership Council is composed of civic leaders, community and government partners, homeless and formerly homeless individuals, advocates, and the private sector.  The Suncoast CoC Leadership Council meets bi-monthly.  



​View Current and Past Leadership Agenda and Meeting Minutes - Click to View



Meeting Schedules



 Governance Charter

FY22-24 Strategic Plan


Do you want to be directly involved with the CoC and be part of a community-wide, strategic, and coordinated response to prevent and end homelessness?

The Leadership Council is made up of community influencers and decision makers who are dedicated to understanding homelessness and the powerful role each sector of our community can play in preventing homelessness, and ensuring that, when it does occur, it is rare, brief, and one time. Leadership Council members understand we must all work across systems, in a coordinated way, for a collective, lasting community impact. The Leadership Council is comprised of government officials, CEO's and Executive Directors of local nonprofits, private sector members, homeless advocates, those with lived homeless experience, leaders representing mental health and drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs etc.

Open positions include:

  • Lived Experience

  • At Large

  • Veterans/SSVF

  • Sarasota Law Enforcement

  • Emergency Shelter

  • Unaccompanied Homeless Youth (ages 16-24)

  • Sarasota County Public Schools

  • LGBTQ+ Services

  • Senior Services

  • Business Community-Manatee County

  • Business Community-Sarasota County

  • Disability Community Services


This is a great opportunity to be a catalyst for positive change in the local community. Click here to download the Leadership Council Application today!  Applications are to be submitted to Taylor Neighbors via email by COB on Monday, August 7, 2023

Membership List - 2022/2023

Leadership Council Vote

The vote on the CoC Written Standards has been completed.  18 Voted Yes, 0 voted No          

The CoC Written Standards will be reviewed annually by the Leadership Council.

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