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2023 Pinellas Preservation Summit

May 19, 2023, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Celebrate Historic Preservation Month with insights from preservation experts and presentations on timely historic preservation topics at the 10th Annual Historic Preservation Summit presented by the Pinellas County Historic Preservation Board and the Preservation Expo sponsored by Preserve the ‘Burg. Please join us on Friday, May 19, 2023, at the St. Petersburg Museum of History, 335 2nd Ave NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.

Event Agenda

9:30 – 10:00: Sign-In & Mingle, with coffee & pastries (sponsor: Preserve the ‘Burg)

10:00 – 10:20: Welcome & Introductions (Flight One Gallery) – Brian Scott, District 2, Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners & Chair, Pinellas Co. Historic Preservation Board; Manny Leto, Executive Director, Preserve the ‘Burg; and, Rui Farias, Executive Director, St. Petersburg Museum of History

10:20 – 11:15: Accessory Dwelling Units: Honoring the Past…Designing for the Future (Flight One Gallery) – Alec Smith, Principal Architect, Boone Architectural Restoration

11:15 – 11:30: Peruse the Preservation Expo (Civil Rights Exhibit Gallery)

11:30 – 12:15: Historic Preservation & Affordable Housing (Flight One Gallery) – Andrea Galinski, UF-Shimberg Center for Housing Studies

12:15 – 12:30: Grab lunch at the on-site food truck

12:30 – 1:15: Preservation Initiatives & the 2023 Florida Legislative Session (Flight One Gallery) – Melissa Wyllie, CEO, Florida Trust for Historic Preservation

1:15 – 2:15: Using Historic Preservation Incentives (Flight One Gallery) – Bob Mayer, MR Capital Advisors and Derek Kilborn, City of St. Petersburg

2:15 – 2:30: Researching at the Museum (Civil Rights Exhibit Gallery) – Jessy Breckenridge, St. Petersburg Museum of History

2:30 – 3:00: The Main Street Program: A Proven Economic Development Tool (Flight One Gallery) – Louise Goetz, Palm Harbor Main Street

3:00 – 3:15: Pinellas County Historic Preservation Board Annual Report (Flight One Gallery) – Tom Scofield, Pinellas County Housing & Community Development

3:30 – 5:00: Reception on site

Parking Information

The entrance to the adjacent public parking lot is off of 2nd Avenue NE as indicated by the double-headed arrow on the aerial photo below. Metered 4-hour parking is available in this parking lot and on nearby streets. The event itself is free and there will be no museum admission fee on this day. Please consider downloading the ParkMobile mobile parking app beforehand (www.parkmobile.com) to allow for easier and quicker payment on the day of the event.


1335 2nd Avenue NE, St. Petersburg
1335 2nd Avenue NE
St. Petersburg, FL United States
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Pinellas County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. To obtain accessible formats of this document or for any accommodation, please call (727) 464-4062 (V/TDD). If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a meeting or event, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. At least seven days prior to the event, contact the Office of Human Rights, 400 S. Fort Harrison Ave., Suite 500, Clearwater, FL 33756.