Mailing Address:
Trailer Estates CERT
2501 Rose Ave.
Bradenton, Fl. 34207

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Trailer Estates CERT Executive Board

Laura Freese director Laura Freese - Director: Is director of the Trailer Estates CERT and is a certified trainer of new CERT members.
Mary Lou Smith - 1st Vice Chair Mary Lou Smith - 1st Vice Chair: A registered nurse with years of experience as a psychology nurse in Michigan, she has plenty of experience with Trailer Estates CERT. She will act as Director in the absence of Laura Freese.
Steve Litschauer - 2nd Vice Chair Steve Litschauer - 2nd Vice Chair: Retired as Deputy Director - Public Safety & Emergency Management Chief in Manatee County, Steve has held many positions in the area including Chief of Emergency Management, Manatee County Emergency Management Operations Manager and Emergency Management Officer. He currently is teaching courses in emergency management. As 2nd Vice Chair he will act as community outreach for CERT and assist when absences require his management skills.
Sharon Denson advisor Sharon Denson - Advisor: Is advisor to Trailer Estates CERT and is a certified trainer of new CERT members. She is also chairman of the Manatee County CERT coalition.
Dan Smith - Treasurer Dan Smith - Treasurer: Dan currently serves as the treasurer and has served as the past webmaster. As a General Class HAM radio operator he leads study groups of residents who wish to become licensed HAM operators.
Karon Murphy - Secretary Karon Murphy - Secretary: Serving a two-year term as the Trailer Estates CERT secretary, Karon is actively involved in the community.

Bruce Smith

Bruce Smith Remembered

Bruce has been such an important part of our lives and has touched so many. When I stop to reflect on how he touched our lives, I would like to share a few of those:

Bruce was one of the founders of our Trailer Estates CERT and from the moment he was certified he went to work for CERT. Bruce served in every capacity that he was trained to do as well as serving as an officer for many years. His latest office was Treasurer and he served us well along with a little help from his wife, Toni, also a CERT member. He will be missed by his Team members.

In addition, Bruce served as a Trustee for Trailer Estates Park and Recreation District. He never missed a Hand and Foot Card Game or a potluck at the beach. He could be counted on when anyone needed a helping hand. Bruce assisted the Masonic Club with their medical supply room and much more.

He is survived by his Wife, Toni, and two daughters, Tammi and Terri and 3 grandchildren. Bruce loved his family, friends, church, and community. He will be missed.

Become a Board Member:

In order to become a member of the Manatee County/Trailer Estates CERT Board of Directors, you must be a member in good standing. The election of new or replacement Board of Director will occur according to rules established in the bylaws.


Board meetings are on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 10AM in the recreation hall of Trailer Estates.

Would you like to be a Board member of Florida CERT Association?

We are always looking for Energetic, Active and Creative board members!

Simply send us your "bio", a letter of recommendation from your Emergency Management Director or Citizen Corp Director, and a letter of interest describing why you would like to be a board member, and your goals and objectives.

If you have related experience or skills you would like to share, and you are willing to participate on any of the variety of committees, we need you!

Send your bio to the mailing address here.

Mailing Address:

Florida CERT Association
P.O. Box 7292
Jupiter, FL 33458

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