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MEDIA ADVISORY: Division of Historical Resources Announces Public Meeting on National Statuary Hall Replacement

Tallahassee –

The Division of Historical Resources announces a meeting of the ad hoc Committee of the Great Floridians Program on Wednesday, June 22, beginning at   9 a.m. at the R.A. Gray Building in Tallahassee.


Pursuant to Ch. 2016-41 Laws of Florida, the ad hoc Committee of the Great Floridians Program, at its first meeting of the year, must select three prominent Florida citizens to recommend to the Legislature regarding the replacement of Florida’s General Edmund Kirby Smith statue in National Statuary Hall. At the meeting, members of the public will be provided an opportunity to submit recommendations and provide comment before the ad hoc Committee. Due to time restrictions, public comment will be limited to three minutes per individual. At the meeting, the ad hoc Committee will also consider the results of public recommendations submitted in writing and through an online survey from May 18-June 10, 2016.



DATE:                        Wednesday, June 22, 2016


TIME:                        9 a.m. to conclusion


LOCATION:              Department of State 

R.A. Gray Building 

Heritage Hall

500 South Bronough Street

Tallahassee, Fla.


AGENDA:                  *Items printed in ITALICS indicate that a motion is requested.*


I.        Facilitator’s Comments (introduction and welcome)              

II.       Call to Order and Roll Call                                                                        

III.       Introduction of Committee Members & Staff                                

IV.       Adoption of Agenda and Public Comment Procedures

V.       National Statuary Hall

A.   Review of Ch. 2016-41, Laws of Florida 

B.   Presentation of Public Input Results            

C.   Discussion of recommendations for consideration 

D.   Public comment on statuary hall recommendations

E.   Voting to select three individuals to advance to the Legislature

VI.       Discuss next meeting of the Great Floridians ad hoc Committee - Scheduled for August 3, 2016

VII.      Other Business                                                       

VIII.     Adjourn