St. Petersburg, FL — Preserve the ‘Burg is excited to announce that board member Harry Heuman has stepped into the role of President. He brings a vision to strengthen the organization’s bond with the local community, preserve St. Pete’s history, and help shape the city’s developmental and architectural future.
Harry’s education and experience make him uniquely suited to serve Preserve the ‘Burg. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Political Science from Illinois Wesleyan University, and a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning from Texas A&M University. His lifelong career has been in urban and regional planning, including 29 years at the Hillsborough County Growth Management Department. Harry is an active member of the Tampa Bay Area—in addition to Preserve the ‘Burg, he dedicates much of his time to the Florida Holocaust Museum, and St. Petersburg Sunrise Rotary Club.
“When you’re building a house, you need a strong foundation. When you’re building a community, historic preservation provides that foundational stability for future growth,” he said, when asked about his vision for Preserve the ‘Burg’s future. Communication, collaboration, and inclusivity are cornerstones of that vision, which involves like-minded organizations, schools, local business owners, city officials, and residents from all walks of life and cultural backgrounds.
As President, one of his main goals is to connect with the community and increase our volunteer base. He has an open-door policy to all who share his passion in keeping St. Pete special. He encourages anyone interested in working with us at Preserve the ‘Burg to email him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Preserve the ‘Burg is the city of St. Petersburg’s local authority for cultural and historical preservation. The organization’s mission is to educate, advocate, and celebrate all things related to St. Petersburg’s history, and accomplishes this through programs and conversations to align city officials, businesses, developers, and community members on the preservation and management of historic properties and neighborhoods. Preserve the ‘Burg is an incorporated 501(c)3 organization comprised of an all-volunteer board of directors, a full time Executive Director, and several part-time staff members.