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The Willow Hammock CDD encompasses an area of approximately 91.93 acres within northern Manatee County. The land within the District is generally located north of Mendoza Road, between Ellenton Gillette Road and I-75. It is bordered on the Eat by I-75 and on the West by the Willow Walk subdivision.

The Willow Hammock 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.

A Community Development District (CDD) provides the 'solution' to Florida's need to provide valuable community infrastructure generated by growth, ultimately without overburdening other governments and their taxpaying residents. CDDs represent a major advancement in Florida's effort to manage its growth effectively and efficiently. This allows a community to establish higher construction standards, meanwhile providing a long-term solution to the operation and maintenance of the community's facilities.


Board of Supervisors

Charles Conoley

  • Assistant Secretary
  • Email Address:conoleyc@willowhammockcdd.net
  • SEAT 1

Clifton Fischer

  • Assistant Secretary
  • Email Address:fischerc@willowhammockcdd.net
  • SEAT 2

Les Basnght

  • Chair
  • Email Address:basnightl@willowhammockcdd.net
  • SEAT 3

Rhett Johnson

  • Vice Chair
  • Email Address:johnsonr@willowhammockcdd.net
  • SEAT 4

John R. Weiss

  • Assistant Secretary
  • Email Address:weissj@willowhammockcdd.net
  • SEAT 5

District Staff

District Manager

  • Wrathell, Hunt and Associates, LLC
  • Craig Wrathell
  • 2300 Glades Road, Suite 410W
  • Boca Raton, FL 33431
  • Phone Number:1 (877) 276-0889
  • Email Address:info@willowhammockcdd.net

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