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Media Alert: Building Dedication and Open House

May 02, 2011

The Florida Sheriffs Association Hosts Much-Anticipated

Building Dedication Ceremony and Open House


WHAT: To celebrate the completion of the newly-named Headquarters, the Perkins-Phillips Building (named for Gary Perkins and Buddy Phillips who played integral roles in making the Florida Sheriffs Association what is today), FSA is hosting a Dedication Ceremony and Open House on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at 11:00 am at 2617 Mahan Drive. Tours for media members as well as interviews are available. Note: Event is by invitation only and is not open to the public. Please identify yourself as media to the traffic deputies for special parking.

WHO: Sheriffs, Local Community Leaders, Policymakers, FSA Members & Staff

WHERE: 2617 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee, Florida

WHEN: Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at 11:00 a.m.

SPEAKERS: Sheriff Harrell Reid, FSA President
Sheriff William O. “Bill” Farmer, Jr., FSA Immediate, Past-President
Sheriff Joey B. Dobson, Baker County, FSA Past-President
Sheriff Jerry Whitehead, Union County, FSA Past-President
Bill Rutherford, President, Clemons, Rutherford & Associates, Inc.
Jay Smith, Vice-President, AJAX Building Corporation


The Florida Sheriffs Association is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 corporation made up of the Sheriffs of Florida, approximately 3,500 business leaders and 100,000 citizens throughout the state. Founded in 1893, FSA has quietly served the citizens of Florida by supporting the needs of the state's law enforcement community. Through the Florida Sheriffs Association, Sheriffs are given a forum to address lawmakers to push for positive changes in Florida’s public safety arena. FSA also provides Sheriffs' Offices much-needed programs such as affordable training, special task forces and legislative and legal services. Dedicated to the prevention of juvenile delinquency and the development of lawful, productive citizens, FSA has established and funded the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches with facilities throughout the state to help restore hope, fulfill dreams, and prepare boys and girls for the future. It has grown to be one of the largest and most successful state law enforcement associations in the nation. For more information on the Florida Sheriffs Association, visit


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