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Historical Advisory Council

This Council's mission is to support and facilitate a uniform historical marker program throughout the County, including the cities of Tampa, Plant City, and Temple Terrace as well as organizations and other agencies who request assistance.  It also provides the BOCC with support that complements the goals of historical preservation and education in Hillsborough County.

The membership of this Council shall be comprised of seven members and one voting, ex-officio (County Historian) appointed  as follows:

  • Hillsborough County Commissioners - 4 members
  • City of Tampa - 1 member
  • City of Plant City - 1 member
  • City of Temple Terrace - 1 member

The County Historian is appointed by the BOCC after receiving nominations and recommendations from the Historical Advisory Council.

Members shall serve three year terms.

No member shall serve for more than two full consecutive terms.  More than one half of a term is deemed to be service for a full term.  A member who has served two full consecutive terms shall be eligible for reappointment after at least three years of non-membership.

Hillsborough County Ordinance 96-23.

All members shall possess expertise in significant and relevant historical matters.  In making appointments, due consideration shall be given to achieving a demographic balance among the appointed.

Quarterly, 4:30 PM
27th Floor, County Center
601 E. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33602


Member Position / Appointed By Dates of Service
Ms. Shelby Bender City of Plant City  2/28/2011 -
Ms. Jennifer Dietz City of Tampa 12/03/2014-
Mr. Eric Gebo  BOCC   2/04/2015-
Mr. Howard Harris BOCC  4/06/2011 -
Mr. Tim Lancaster  City of Temple Terrace  
Mr. William McMahon  BOCC  6/19/2013 -
Ms. Rachel Radawec
BOCC  3/19/2014 -
Dr. Cheryl Rodriquez  BOCC / County Historian   4/17/2013 -


Contact Information
Robert Campbell,

Traffic Engineering, Public Works

601 E. Kennedy Blvd
20th Floor, County Center
Tampa, FL 33602

P: 813-272-5170