Friday, December 17, 2010

Stuff a Bus, and the HART Board Shuffle!

It's that time of the year again the season of giving! Local DJs, Ratboy and StayPuff from 93.3 FLZ have teamed up with HART for the 3rd Annual Stuff a Bus toy drive!

A HART bus will remain parked at the Westfield Brandon Shopping Center across from the Sears Auto Center located at 459 Brandon Town Center, Brandon, FL, 33511, until 7p.m. on Saturday, December 18.

93.3 FLZ has been broadcasting live each night from the HART bus, as RatBoy and StayPuff live in the bus 24 hours a day for the entire week.
Other 93.3 FLZ personalities have been dropping by throughout the week to share some of the bus duties.

The gifts do not have to cost an arm and a leg to be worthy of donation. Anything is appreciated, as long as the gift is in new, unwrapped condition! The toys will benefit the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program to help Tampa Bay area families in need this holiday season!

Changing of the Guard

At the Dec. 6 HART Board Meeting, Alison A. Hewitt, former HART Board Vice Chair, was elected as HART Board Chair. As the Board Chair, she will continue to champion countywide outreach and education about transportation alternatives.
"Every segment of our community -- individuals, families, businesses, and communities -- benefit from public transportation and it is my goal to promote the services offered by HART," said Ms. Hewitt. "It is our responsibility to provide an opportunity to an enhanced quality of life for residents in Hillsborough County."
Ms. Hewitt was appointed to the Board in 2006 by Gov. Jeb Bush. Her tenure on the board has led to the expansion of the HART Business Diversity Program to include a Small Business Enterprise Program, and potentially, a Women/Minority Business Enterprise program in Fiscal Year 2012. Ms. Hewitt is also president and a founding member of the Central Florida Chapter of the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials.

In 2000, Ms. Hewitt was named by Ebony Magazine as one of the nation's "30 Leaders Under 30 to Watch."

Ms. Hewitt's former role as Vice Chair is now served by Fran Davin, with Wallace Bowers serving as HART Board Secretary.

The HART Board also welcomed, Commissioner
Sandy Murman. Ms. Murman replaces Commissioner Rose Ferlita, who resigned the County Commission to run for Mayor of the City of Tampa. Ms. Murman is a former member of the Florida House of Representatives, and was the first Republican woman to hold the position of Speaker Pro-Tempore. Ms. Murman has been very active in Hillsborough County in her more than 35 years of residence, being directly involved in more than 20 organizations that support our community and enhance the lives of children and families.

Welcome aboard, Commissioner Murman!

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