WPB Historic Preservation Planner Elected as Florida Trust for Historic Preservation Board President
Friederike Mittner approved at the organization’s Annual Membership Meeting in St. Petersburg
WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. (June 14, 2017) --Friederike Mittner, AICP, was elected as the new Florida Trust for Historic Preservation Board of Trustees President during the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation Annual Meeting on May 18 in St. Petersburg.
Mittner is a proven and dedicated preservationist. She currently serves as the City Historic Preservation Planner and CLG coordinator for the City of West Palm Beach, where she oversees more than 5,000 cultural resources, sits on the Palm Beach County Historic Resources Review Board and is a certified trainer with the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions. She has served on the Florida Trust Board for nine years, most recently as Vice President. Her term follows past President Clay Henderson, DeLand, who served as Florida Trust Board President for two years.
“During my term as Florida Trust Board President I will work to cultivate our preservation programs and outreach so they are relevant and meaningful to all of the people of our state,” Mittner said. “I look forward to the work ahead, preserving and protecting Florida’s extraordinary history and heritage.”
Mittner’s leadership will continue the organization’s growth, broaden its impact and strengthen its commitment to sharing diverse stories that represent the full breadth of Florida’s history and heritage.
“Friederike Mittner is truly committed to historic preservation—not only in West Palm Beach but also in Florida,” said West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio. “When it comes to historic preservation, West Palm Beach is a model for other communities in Florida, and we’re proud that Friederike will be sharing her expertise with other preservationists throughout the state.”
The Florida Trust for Historic Preservation is the state’s non-profit dedicated to protecting Florida’s extraordinary heritage and history. Founded in 1978, the Florida Trust has collaborated to save irreplaceable Florida treasures like the Historic Florida Capitol and is a statewide partner of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.