New Executive Committee, Trustee Emeritus and three new Trustees
approved at the organization’s Annual Membership Meeting in St. Petersburg
Friederike Mittner, AICP, was tapped as the new Florida Trust for Historic Preservation Board of Trustees President during the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation Annual Meeting on May 18 in St. Petersburg.
Mittner is a proven and dedicated preservationist. She serves as the City Historic Preservation Planner and CLG coordinator for the City of West Palm Beach, where she oversees more than 5,000 cultural resources, sits on the Palm Beach County Historic Resources Review Board and is a certified trainer with the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions. She has served on the Florida Trust Board for nine years, most recently as Vice President. Her term follows past President Clay Henderson, DeLand, who served as Florida Trust Board President for two years.
Mittner’s leadership will continue the organization’s growth, broaden its impact and strengthen its commitment to sharing diverse stories that represent the full breadth of Florida’s history and heritage.
“During my term as Florida Trust Board President I will work to cultivate our preservation programs and outreach so they are relevant and meaningful to all of the people of our state,” Mittner said. “I look forward to the work ahead, preserving and protecting Florida’s extraordinary history and heritage.”
A new roster of Florida Trust officers were voted in by the membership at the meeting including Vice President Ryan Malloy, St. Petersburg; Treasurer Mark Tarmey, Tallahassee and Secretary Jenny Wolfe, St. Augustine. The Executive Committee is rounded out by at large members Adrienne Burke, Jacksonville, and Becky Matkov, Miami, as well as Henderson as past president.
Florida Trust membership approved a recommendation from the Board to appoint Dr. Leslee Keys as a Trustee Emeritus. Emeritus status was granted in recognition of Keys invaluable support of the Florida Trust over her 15 years serving on the Board representing St. Augustine, and for her commitment to historic preservation in Florida. Keys, who is a past president of the Florida Trust, is the Director of Historic Preservation and Special Initiatives and professor of history at Flagler College. She is the first Trustee to receive this honor in five years.
During the meeting Florida Trust membership voted in three new board members: Amanda Skier, Palm Beach; Ennis Davis, Jacksonville and Christine Dalton, Sanford.
“We are privileged to work with a group of professionals truly committed to historic preservation in Florida,”Mittner said. “I thank all of our Board members and our new Trustee Emeritus for their service, their thoughtful leadership and the sharing of their time and talents. Working together, we will protect Florida’s historic places for generations to come.”