Statement from Mayor Buckhorn on the Passing of former Mayor Bill Poe

03/18/15
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Mayor Bob Buckhorn released the statement below in regards to the passing of former Mayor Bill Poe, who served as Tampa's Mayor from 1974 to 1979:

"Tampa has lost one of its greatest citizens -- a true Tampanian who loved this city and his community. As mayor, he ushered in the city we know today - investing in our critical infrastructure, strengthening our first responders, and laying the groundwork to activate our downtown.

"Each mayor in their own way left a lasting legacy on this City. I only wish he would be able to stand with us this fall to see the Tampa Riverwalk come to fruition 40 years after he initiated the project."

A photos of Mayor Poe are available for download at tampagov.net/PAO in folder marked "Mayor Poe".