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UPDATED MEDIA ADVISORY: Dozier Task Force Meeting Schedule

Marianna, Fla. –

The Division of Historical Resources today announced that the second and final meeting scheduled for the Dozier Task Force will be held at a new location. The Dozier Task Force will hold its meeting at the Jackson County Agricultural Center Auditorium on Friday, August 19 in Marianna, Florida.

Pursuant to Ch. 2016-163, Laws of Florida, the Dozier Task Force was established to submit recommendations regarding the creation and maintenance of a memorial honoring the children who lived and died at the former Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys located in Marianna, Fla. The task force is also charged with recommending the location of a site for the re-interment of unidentified or unclaimed remains that were part of a forensic investigation conducted by the University of South Florida at the school.

According to Ch. 2016-163, Laws of Florida, the Department of State is responsible for providing administrative support to the task force, which includes facilitating meetings. The task force must submit its recommendations to the Department of State, Governor and Cabinet, the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House, the Minority Leader of the Senate and the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives by October 1, 2016.


MEETING DATE:  Friday, August 19, 2016

TIME:                  9 a.m. Central/10 a.m. Eastern Time to conclusion

LOCATION:          Jackson County Agricultural Center Auditorium

                           3631 Highway 90, Marianna, FL 32446


AGENDA:             The meeting on August 19 will include an opportunity for public comment. At this meeting, the task force members will also vote on their recommendations to be included in the final report to the Legislature.

Citizens in need of more information may contact the Division of Historical Resources by sending an email to [email protected].