Historic City News
June 29, 2019
When Development Director Katie Bohnett reached out to Historic City News yesterday to officially announce the retirement plans of Barbara Petersen, president of the Florida First Amendment Foundation, our editor, Michael Gold, said that his own retirement, planned for next year, helped him deal with the clear sense of loss of one of our best soldiers on the front line of protecting the public’s right to oversee its government and hold it accountable to the electorate.
Petersen, an attorney who has served as the Foundation’s president for the past 25-years, says she will to retire at the end of this year. Historic City News founder Michael Gold, an under-graduate with his degree in Public Administration, who’s experience is in local law enforcement, both as a sworn and a civilian employee, as well as political science, campaign administration, and voter analysis expert, marks his 20-year career in March, 2020 and retirement after the conclusion of the 2020 presidential election cycle in November.