Melissa Dunklin, Community Development Director for the City of St. Cloud, was appointed as a member of the Florida Trust Board of Trustees during a board meeting held in Tallahassee in January.

“We are excited to have Melissa join the Florida Trust Board and lend her expertise, energy and enthusiasm to preserving the historic places that make Florida special,” said Mike Cosden, Florida Trust Board president. “Our mission depends on our talented and passionate Board members, and I am grateful for all they do to preserve Florida’s history and heritage.”

The Florida Trust for Historic Preservation is the state’s non-profit dedicated to protecting Florida’s heritage and history. Founded in 1978, the Florida Trust has collaborated to save Florida treasures such as the Historic Florida Capitol, and is a partner of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

The January Board Meeting coincided with the Florida Trust’s Annual Legislative Day and Reception, which was held on January 23. Dunklin jumped into her leadership role immediately taking part in legislative office visits and helping host legislators at the reception.

“I am honored and excited to be part of this vital board,” Dunklin said. “In my role with the City, I have an integral role in preserving the unique history and heritage of our City while managing new development, and I am honored to sit on this Board with so many others who share my enthusiasm for preserving our state’s historic resources.”