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DeJongh, Foundation Explore Idea of Cultural Heritage Center on St. Croix

Oct. 5, 2007 — Gov. John deJongh Jr. and Tourism Commissioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty played host this week to five representatives from the World Heritage Foundation, who are looking into feasibility of developing a cultural heritage center on St. Croix.
"The members of the foundation have toured … St. Croix and through the Tourism Department, a presentation was coordinated for the group that included several cultural offerings," DeJongh said in a recent news release. Representatives from the departments of Agriculture and Property and Procurement, along with Sen. James A. Weber III, were with the governor and tourism commissioner when they met with the World Heritage Foundation to discuss a local cultural center, the release says.
The World Heritage Foundation is an Ohio-based group that was established in 2003. Its mission, according to the release, is to empower and meet the needs of today's youth by establishing cultural and educational centers of learning and training.
In addition to meeting with the group, deJongh also assigned representatives from various government agencies to research and develop recommendations that focus on the viability of establishing a cultural center, which would require a minimum of 200 acres of land.
Leading the team from the World Heritage Foundation was project coordinator Jack Butler, architect Oscar Garcia, fundraising coordinator Michelle Cramer, general counsel Jerry Allen and public relations specialist Jon Manning. The project is also being promoted by St. Croix resident Ken Manning, who is also a member of the World Heritage Board. St. Croix resident David Nissman was also involved in coordinating the meeting between the group and local government officials.
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Oct. 5, 2007 -- Gov. John deJongh Jr. and Tourism Commissioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty played host this week to five representatives from the World Heritage Foundation, who are looking into feasibility of developing a cultural heritage center on St. Croix.
"The members of the foundation have toured … St. Croix and through the Tourism Department, a presentation was coordinated for the group that included several cultural offerings," DeJongh said in a recent news release. Representatives from the departments of Agriculture and Property and Procurement, along with Sen. James A. Weber III, were with the governor and tourism commissioner when they met with the World Heritage Foundation to discuss a local cultural center, the release says.
The World Heritage Foundation is an Ohio-based group that was established in 2003. Its mission, according to the release, is to empower and meet the needs of today's youth by establishing cultural and educational centers of learning and training.
In addition to meeting with the group, deJongh also assigned representatives from various government agencies to research and develop recommendations that focus on the viability of establishing a cultural center, which would require a minimum of 200 acres of land.
Leading the team from the World Heritage Foundation was project coordinator Jack Butler, architect Oscar Garcia, fundraising coordinator Michelle Cramer, general counsel Jerry Allen and public relations specialist Jon Manning. The project is also being promoted by St. Croix resident Ken Manning, who is also a member of the World Heritage Board. St. Croix resident David Nissman was also involved in coordinating the meeting between the group and local government officials.
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