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Stan Zimmerman is a writer, editor and broadcaster with 47 years of experience. He reported in Florida, Washington, DC and 10 countries, published four books, and regularly lectures on Florida history. He won election to the Sarasota County Charter Review Board, the Congressional Periodical Press Gallery governing board and the Sarasota Sailing Squadron board of directors. He served an appointed term as a Sarasota City Commissioner, and as a member of the Southwest Florida Regional Harbor Board. He chaired the Alta Vista Neighborhood Association, the Coalition of (Sarasota) City Neighborhood Associations, and the Bellona USA Foundation.
His awards include first place in 2010 for “Editorials” and first place in 2009 for “in-depth reporting” by the Florida Press Association, “outstanding newsletter journalism” by the National Press Club, was a finalist in “commentary” by the Society for Professional Journalists, and received a medal from the U.S. Naval Institute. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army with basic parachutist and jumpmaster wings.