Volume 5 Number 22
May 30, 2008

CFO SINK SPONSORS RESOLUTION HONORING THE FLORIDA TRUST FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION

The Florida Trust for Historic Preservation is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2008. Floridians and visitors have gained an appreciation for the state's heritage through the dedication of the Trust, which serves as Florida's statewide not-for-profit organization dedicated to the furtherance of historic preservation through the preservation of Florida’s unique historical, architectural, and archaeological resources through the use of advocacy, education and historic property stewardship.

Floridians joined together in the 1970s to save the Old Capitol in Tallahassee as a symbol of Florida's important role in the Nation's Bicentennial Anniversary.

Presented by CFO Sink this week, the Governor and Cabinet recognized the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation for 30 years of service and dedicated stewardship to the causes of historic and cultural affairs in Florida.

R E S O L U T I O N

WHEREAS, Floridians joined together in the 1970s to save the Old Capitol in Tallahassee, Florida, in part, as a symbol of Florida's important role in the Nation's Bicentennial Anniversary; and

WHEREAS, the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation, established in 1978, serves as Florida's only statewide not-for-profit organization dedicated to the furtherance of historic preservation; and

WHEREAS, these Floridians founded, and thousands of Floridians have since supported, the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation which is dedicated to the preservation of Florida’s unique historical, architectural, and archaeological resources through the use of advocacy, education and historic property stewardship; and

WHEREAS, the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation, with the State of Florida, demonstrates that these resources contribute to the economic vitality, tourism experience, and quality of life in Florida as well as generating $4.2 billion in economic impact annually; and

WHEREAS, every county in Florida has benefitted from historic preservation and cultural arts projects, including, but not limited to Historic Pensacola Village in Escambia County; Ybor City in Hillsborough County; Vinoy Hotel in Pinellas County; Hotel Ponce de Leon in St. Johns County; Rollins College in Orange County; Florida Agricultural Museum in Flagler County; and the Freedom Tower in Dade County; and

WHEREAS, Floridians, their families, friends, and visitors, have gained a greater appreciation for the state's heritage which dates back in time at least 12,000 years; and

WHEREAS, the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2008.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Governor and Cabinet of the State of Florida do hereby recognize the

FLORIDA TRUST FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION

for 30 years of service and dedicated stewardship to the causes of historic and cultural affairs in Florida.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF the Governor and Cabinet of the State of Florida have hereunto subscribed their names and have caused the Official Seal of the State of Florida to be hereunto affixed in the City of Tallahassee on this 28th day of May, 2008.