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Posted October 12, 2021 | 1:42 PM

Hillsborough County Hosts Dedication Ceremony to Rename Popular Landmark

The 419 Pierce Street county building will be renamed after former Clerk of Court Pat Frank

Hillsborough County, Fla. (Oct. 12, 2021) - Hillsborough County is hosting a dedication ceremony to rename the 419 Pierce Street building in honor of Pat Frank, former Hillsborough County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller.

The Pat Collier Frank Courthouse Dedication Ceremony will take place on Thursday, Oct. 14, at 10 a.m. outside of 419 N. Pierce St., Tampa, FL 33602 at the west-facing entry. Frank will attend the event alongside her family, friends, and former colleagues, including Hillsborough County commissioners.

The courthouse building is where Frank served as a Hillsborough County School Board member and where the legislative delegation met during her terms in office. The building now houses the State Attorney's Office, law library, and Official Records, and it is where the clerk's office holds civil ceremonies.

Frank began her public service career when she was elected to the Hillsborough County School Board in 1972 during a time when there were fewer women leaders. Over the next 50 years, she served as state representative, state senator, county commissioner, and clerk. Frank retired in January at the age of 91.

The Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously in February to rename the courthouse in honor of Frank. Commissioner Harry Cohen recommended the Board Motion.

Who: Hillsborough County Facilities Management Services
What: The Pat Collier Frank Courthouse Dedication Ceremony
When: Thursday, Oct. 14 at 10 a.m.
Where: 419 N. Pierce St., Tampa, FL 33602

A drop-off area for people with disabilities will be provided near the Pierce Street entrance. Parking will be available at the public parking garage at 319 Pierce St. The garage entrance is on 710 Jackson St.

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