A former Dunedin mayor and state legislator was honored Tuesday with the dedication of State Street 580 in his honor.
- Signal at nook of Skinner Blvd and SR 580 honors Rehm
- Rehm served as Dunedin mayor, helped purchase Caladesi Island
- He died earlier this yr; he was ninety
A brand new signal on the nook of Skinner Boulevard and SR 580 now bears the identify Senator Jerry Rehm, who handed away earlier this yr at ninety.
As a lawmaker within the Nineteen Eighties, Rehm helped safe the funds essential to widen the freeway. He additionally helped the town of Dunedin purchase the property that now serves because the Dunedin Group Middle.
“What I feel I beloved most about my father is he did not care who acquired the credit score,” stated son Scott Rehm. “He believed in seeing an issue and being part of the answer, and he received issues finished.”
Gerald S. “Jerry” Rehm (photograph offered by son Scott Rehm)
The youthful Rehm stated his father’s biggest accomplishment was throughout his time as Mayor of Dunedin.
Rehm stated his father helped the town purchase Caladesi Island as a state park, after convincing 23 totally different land house owners to promote the property for half worth.
The island is located within the waters of the St. Joseph Sound, close to Honeymoon Island, one other state park protect.