Dunedin city manager receives outstanding public official award
The Florida Association of Museums has named Dunedin City Manager Rob DiSpirito its 2013 Outstanding Public Official.
The honor is awarded annually to a public official whose work is a model of government support of the museum field.
DiSpirito was nominated by the Dunedin Historical Museum, which lauded his commitment to Dunedin’s culture and history as demonstrated by his:
•Ongoing donations of historical items from his personal collection for museum displays
•Quest to preserve waterfront land now known as Weaver Park, the former Fenway Hotel and other buildings that have been placed on the national register
•Support of the city’s citizen-led Arts & Culture Committee
•Push for city funding of “quality of life” expansion projects at the museum and Dunedin Fine Art Center
DiSpirito was recognized Thursday night by the City Commission while his wife, son and daughter looked on. He said the award truly belongs to the commissioners, city staffers and residents who supported the measures.