Friday, August 14, 2015

Tax Collector open new office in Drew Park

For Immediate Release: 

Doug Belden, Tax Collector will host Ribbon Cutting ceremony.

The grand opening of the Tax Collector's Drew Park office is unique as it not only proves how government works together to benefit our citizens but it also allows them an opportunity to preserve a part of Tampa history. Memorializing the history of Drew Field.

When:  Monday, August 17, 2015 at 9:30 am
Where: 4100 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Drew Park Area

As part of this project, the tax collector's office elected to highlight and preserve some of the history associated with the Drew Park property.  Back in 1928 this land was home for Drew Field Municipal Airport. The city later bought the property.  Then, with the prospect of war looming, the U.S. government leased the field as a sub-post to MacDill Army Airfield.  With the completion of MacDill, Drew became a separate base. During World War II, Drew Field would play host to numerous fighter, bomber and training squadrons. At its peak, Drew encompassed 15 square miles and was home to more than 25,000 military and civilian personnel.

Guest Speakers at event include Mayor Buckhorn, Commissioner Murman and Colonel Joel Gartner, Commander of the 6th Mission Support Group at MacDill AFB. 

For questions or additional information, please contact Nancy Millan, Director of Community Relations. 813-612-6762

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