Manatee County Council of the Blind

The Manatee County Council of the blind, (MCCB), an affiliate of the Florida Council of the Blind, is a membership based support and advocacy organization. MCCB promotes total inclusion in community, state and national programs and services and strives for equality of opportunity and meaningful personal achievement for people who are blind and visually impaired.


Organizational meetings are held on the third Saturday of each month at the Latte Luna Cafe located at 2715 Manatee Ave W, in Bradenton. Meetings are scheduled from 2 pm until 4 pm. Our members and guests are invited to arrive early to order their food.

Since its formal founding in September, 2010, MCCB has taken the lead in building a coalition with the Manasota Light House, the Division of Blind Services local Lions clubs and Southeastern Guide dogs to insure meaningful recognition of Florida's White Cane Law.

Meeting attendees participate in diverse and meaningful programming leading to significant discussion that sets organizational policy.

For more information about the Manatee County Council of the blind, send an email to: or call 941-545-7954.



Richard Draper

Vice President

Margaret Ripol


Ann Bliss


Debbie Grubb

Membership Secretary

Kirsta Mccullough

Board Representative

Kathy Salemi