Sallye G. Jude is the founder and current president of The Land Trust of Dade County. She also serves as the current president of the Urban Environmental League and was recently appointed to the national advisory board of The Trust for Public Land.
Mrs. Jude a founding member and past president of the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation, the statewide non-profit organization concerned with the preservation of Florida’s irreplaceable architectural, archeological and historical resources. Mrs. Jude played an active role in the preservation of the State Capitol in Tallahassee. In 1996, she was awarded the F. Carl Weinhardt Award, the Florida Trust’s most prestigious award to recognize her achievements and leadership in both state and national preservation areas.
Mrs. Jude was named to the Board of Trustees of the Deering Foundation in 1995. She was honored by The City of Miami’s Commission on the Status of Women as an Unsung Heroine in 1995, and the Community Coalition of Women named her “A Woman of Impact” in 1998.
Mrs. Jude served for two years as the president of the Miami River Business Association, motivating interest in a clean and secure river. She was instrumental in the formation of a nonprofit neighborhood group, the Miami River Neighborhood Restoration Association. The Association has received a state historical grant to survey the neighborhood and is embarking on a school education program “Know Your Neighborhood.” This program will use videos, photography, a workbook, and walking tours to provide an educational tool for the children to achieve a sense of pride and place. The program is also designed to bring the parents into the learning process.
Mrs. Jude has also served as president of the Dade Heritage Trust, and on the board of directors of the Historic Preservation Board of the City of Coral Gables. As managing partner of Magic City Enterprises, a partnership which restored a combination of hotel and apartment buildings which form the Miami River Inn complex, she directly supervised all aspects of restoration, landscaping, furnishing, and marketing. She has personally restored and developed both residential and commercial properties in Miami and Key West, including the Warner House in Miami which was a Tax Act Project and the Island City House in Key West which is the only wooden structure of its kind in the area. For 5 years, she successfully ran it as a 26-suite hotel in the National Register District. She was also instrumental in the restoration of the Custom House in Key West.
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