By BETTY BRIGGS | The Tampa Tribune
Published: March 9, 2011
Plant City Photo Archives and History Center recently added three new members to its advisory council.
The new members include:
•Bill Dodson, who has served as a city commissioner since 2002, and was mayor in 2004. Educated at Atlantic Christian College, North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina, Dodson has been senior vice president of Florida Brick and Clay since 1979.
He also is a member of the Plant City Community Redevelopment Agency, Hillsborough County Council of Government, Tampa Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council.
A long-time member of the Lions Club, Dodson also has been active with the Greater Plant City Chamber of Commerce, the YMCA and several recreation leagues.
•Felix Haynes, a Florida native, was raised in Tampa. He served in Panama and Vietnam as an Army officer, and then worked in health care administration and higher education, primarily in continuing education and work force development.
Haynes holds a bachelor of science in journalism, master of arts and doctorate of education, all from the University of Florida. Haynes served nine years as president of Spoon River College, Canton, Ill., and three years as president of Dundalk Community College, Baltimore, before coming to Plant City as president of the Plant City campus of Hillsborough Community College.
He is a published author and has a great interest in local history.
•Donald “Rob” Yoho is the son of Don Yoho, who was an educator and coach for many years in the Plant City and Hillsborough school system. He grew up in Plant City and Tampa, and was educated at Jesuit High School and the Air Force Academy.
He received his M.D. from the University of South Florida and a master’s from the Harvard School of Public Health.
He served as a flight surgeon in the Air Force, medical squadron commander and clinic commander, and residency director in the Air Force Aerospace Medicine Program, retiring as a colonel in 2006.
An avid reader, Yoho’s interests are in history and research, photography, genealogy and youth sports.
He recently compiled a history of Tomlin school in all its phases and locations.
Plant City Photo Archives was founded in 2000 by businessman Ed Verner and the advisory council has been active in guiding its operations since its inception. The photographic collections contain more than 100,000 images, and more than 60,000 have been scanned, digitized and preserved in computer storage media.
The archives and history center, 106 S. Evers St., is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For information call (813) 754-1578 or go to www.plantcityphotoarchives.org.