Sheldon McCartney, Chair
Sheldon McCartney is Chairman of Board of the Project Stable Foundation and serves on the advisory board of the Old Davie School Historical Museum Board. His past achievements include President of the award winning McCartney Construction Company, responsible for noted restoration projects throughout Miami/Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties. Projects include Miami City Hall, Edison Middle School, Old Miami Beach City Hall, Colony Theatre in Miami/Dade County, Peele Dixie water plant, New River Court, Old Dillard School, Old Davie School and Viele House in Broward County, and the Flagler Museum and North Fire Station in Palm Beach. Well versed in construction and now retired from his firm, he stays active in the construction industry as a board member of the Constructions Specifications Institute and is a consultant to non-profit organizations. Appointed by Broward County Vice Mayor Beam Furr, Sheldon McCartney serves as Chair of the Historic Preservation Board and fills the professional category of general or building contractor.
Derek T. Davis, Vice Chair
Derek T. Davis, now retired, was previously the Curator of the Old Dillard Museum in Fort Lauderdale, developing cultural and educational programs at a historic schoolhouse listed on the National Register of Historic sites, built as the first public school building for blacks in Broward County. His work included organizing exhibitions, administering musical concerts, managing collaborations with cultural organizations, facilitating policies and procedures for non-profit fundraising organizations, conducting tours, and overseeing website development and managing the museum staff. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication from Florida Atlantic University. Appointed by Commissioner Dale V.C. Holness, Derek Davis serves as Vice Chair of the Historic Preservation Board and fills the professional category of conservation or curation.
Rick Ferrer, Historic Preservation Officer
Sunshine Thomas, PhD, County Archaeological Consultant