Historical Advisory Council

This Council's primary 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.

Hillsborough County Historical Marker Application


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
  • The BOCC or Council may appoint other ex-officio members, as appropriate or necessary, who shall be non-voting members


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.

Special Requirements:

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


Robert Campbell, Manager
Traffic Engineering
Public Works
601 E. Kennedy Blvd., 22nd Floor
Tampa, FL 33602
Phone: (813) 272-5170


Member Position/Appointed By Dates of Service
Ms. Tre Esa Battles  BOCC 04/07/2021-
Ms. Lynn Dingfelder  BOCC  08/15/2018-
Mr. Andrew Huse  BOCC


Ms. Alison Smith  BOCC 05/16/2018-
Mr. Dennis Fernandez City of Tampa  12/01/2020-
Ms. Marisa Robinson
City of Temple Terrace 11/17/2020-
Mr. Ludo Van Den Bogaert City of Plant City 12/01/2016-
Mr. Rodney Kite-Powell
Ex-Officio / BOCC / County Historian
Ms. Shirley Foxx-Knowles Ex-Officio / Non-Voting Member    
Ms. Jennifer Dietz Ex-Officio / Non-Voting Member