What an exciting two days! Yesterday, Governor Crist signed SB 186, giving the new USF campus in Polk County autonomy and officially changing the name to USF Polytechnic. And moments ago, the Governor signed the state budget into law that allocates $15 million for the first phase of construction of the USF Polytechnic campus.
This is a major victory for our Polk County community! Please congratulate Dr. Marshall Goodman, David Steele and the entire USF team. Their vision and dedication are the reasons for this success. Our Polk delegation, especially Sen. JD Alexander and Rep. Seth McKeel, should be thanked for their tremendous support as well.
Also, thanks so much to all of you who communicated support to Governor Crist. We have been told that your emails made a substantial impact!
It’s a good day to be in Polk County! Go Bulls!
If you would like to email the Polk delegation and Governor Crist, their emails are below:
Governor Charlie Crist
Senator JD Alexander
Senator Paula Dockery
Senator Ronda Storms
Representative Frank Attkisson
Representative Marty Bowen
Representative Seth McKeel
Representative Dennis Ross
Representative Baxter Troutman
Thank you again and have a great day.