TAMPA — Betty Wiggins, a community activist and former executive director of the East Tampa Business and Civic Association, died Wednesday. She was 78. A retired teacher, Wiggins was a former president of the Progress Village Civic Council; a founder of Suncoast Program to Increase Minority Engineering Graduates; a recipient of Tampa Urban League's Whitney Young Memorial award and the Urban League's Volunteer of the Year award. In 1998, Wiggins served for eight months on the Tampa City Council after she was appointed to an interim seat. Her funeral was held Saturday at Allen Temple AME Church.
Community activist Betty Wiggins has died
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