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Secretary Browning Encourages Public Input on Florida’s Statewide Comprehensive Historic Preservation Plan

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Florida Department of State
Kurt S. Browning
Secretary of State

For Immediate Release
April 20, 2011

Chris Cate

Secretary Browning Encourages Public Input on Florida’s Statewide Comprehensive Historic Preservation Plan

Public meetings to be held statewide beginning April 25

TALLAHASSEE – Secretary of State Kurt S. Browning and the Florida Department of State’s Division of Historical Resources today announced a series of meetings that will help gather public input on Florida’s Statewide Comprehensive Historic Preservation Plan. Once completed, the preservation plan will provide statewide direction on how to best preserve Florida’s archaeological and historical resources.

Public meetings on the plan will be held throughout the state beginning Monday, April 25, to help ensure full public participation in all phases of the preservation planning process. Individuals who would like to participate in the planning process but are unable to attend the public meetings are encouraged to provide their comments and opinions by completing a related online questionnaire on historic preservation issues in Florida at www.surveymonkey.com/s/HistoricPreservationCompPlan2011-2015.

Every five years the Division of Historical Resources revises and updates Florida’s Statewide Comprehensive Historic Preservation Plan to meet the National Park Service’s criteria for participation in the federal historic preservation program. The upcoming plan will provide guidelines through 2016.

Meetings are scheduled at the following dates and locations:

April 25, 2011        Northwood Center Training Room
4:00-6:00 p.m.       1940 N. Monroe Street, Suite 79
                              Tallahassee, Florida 32303
                              Contact: Barbara Mattick, 850.245.6333

April 26, 2011        Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN)                
5:00-7:00 p.m.        207 E. Main Street
                               Pensacola, Florida 32502
                               Contact: Cheryl Phelps, 850.595.0050

May 2, 2011           Flagler College                                                                    
5:00-7:00 p.m.        Virginia Room, Ringhaver Student Center
                               74 King Street (Corner of King and Sevilla streets)
                               St. Augustine, Florida 32084
                               Contact: Sarah Miller (FPAN Northeast Regional Office),

May 3, 2011           Florida Historical Society (FHS)
5:00-7:00 p.m.        435 Brevard Avenue
                               Cocoa, Florida 32922
                               Contact: Barbara West (FHS) or Rachel Wentz (FPAN East
                               Central Regional Office), 321.690.1971

May 11, 2011         Broward County Historical Commission (West Side School) 
5:30-7:30 p.m.        301 Harmon Avenue (S.W. 13th Avenue)
                               Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
                               Contact: Michele Williams (FPAN Southeast Regional Office),

May 26, 2011         Weeden Island Preserve Cultural & Natural History Center
5:00-7:00 p.m.        1800 Weeden Drive N.E.
                               St. Petersburg, Florida 33702
                               Contact: Jeff Moates (FPAN West Central Regional Office),

The meetings will be facilitated by Jeannette Peters of Nonprofit Management Consulting LLC (www.getfunded.org), an organizational development specialist working with a wide variety of community-based programs throughout the United States to improve organizational effectiveness and performance.

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