Mission, Board, and Staff

Preserve the 'Burg (St. Petersburg Preservation, Inc.) is an incorporated 501(c)3 organization. We are comprised of an all-volunteer board of directors and one paid staff member.

The Mission of Preserve the 'Burg

Educate, Advocate and Celebrate what makes St. Pete special.

Since 1977 we have been working to secure the preservation, rehabilitation, restoration, maintenance, and/or acquisition of important natural, scenic, historic, and architectural sites and structures. We accomplish this by working with the City, County, businesses, and individuals to identify historic districts and sites, landmark significant structures, and foster appreciation of St. Petersburg’s historic environment. And no matter what projects we undertake, the overarching goal is to instill in St. Pete’s citizens an appreciation of our shared heritage and culture and how this contributes to our quality of life and economic success.

Board of Directors, Staff, and By-Laws

2018 Officers

  • Emily Elwyn, President
  • Peter Belmont, Vice President
  • Rebecca Stewart, Treasurer

2018 Board Members

  • Raymond Arsenault, Ph.D.
  • Carla Bristol
  • Ken Grimes
  • Commissioner Charlie Justice
  • Matt King
  • Maryann  Lynch
  • Cesar Morales
  • Lori Durio Price
  • Robin L. Reed
  • Jeff Schorr  
  • Rebecca Stewart                  
  • Adam Vasallo
  • David Wishner


To reach PTB Staff, please contact us at director@preservetheburg.org 


If you would like to get involved with one of our committees, please director@preservetheburg.org 


You may review our by-laws online.

Click on this link for our latest newsletter, here.

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Preserve the 'Burg is funded in large part by the support of our members. So join today—be part of the effort to Preserve the 'Burg! 

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Preserve the 'Burg
P.O. Box 838
St. Petersburg, FL 33731
(727) 824-7802
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