TAMPA, FL — The Florida State Fair Authority is pleased to announce the date and time of the 2016 Florida State Fair Diversity Community Leaders Wall of Fame ceremony. The ceremony will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 10:00AM in the morning and will take place at the Waterfront Café which is located on the lake close to the Expo Hall. Through the online voting process, the following were selected by popular vote to be honored; Dr. Walter L. Smith for the African American Wall of Fame, Priscilla Clark for the Hispanic Wall of Fame, and Hung Mai for the Asian-Pacific Wall of Fame. The committee selected Historical Honorees will be Doug Jamerson, a former Florida Commissioner of Education and Victoriano Manteiga, the founder of La Gaceta Newspaper.
Operating under the direction of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and its Board of Directors, the Florida State Fair Authority, located on the Fairgrounds’ 330 acres in Tampa, Florida, strives to create positive entertainment experiences through the annual State Fair and variety of year-round events and quality competitive programs. The FSFA is committed to agriculture, education and community service with a focus on new opportunities. The Florida State Fair Authority (FSFA) operates strictly from revenues generated from the annual State Fair and other events throughout the year. Although the FSFA is an instrumentality of the state of Florida, it does not receive any annual tax appropriations from the City of Tampa, Hillsborough County or the State.