Popular university teacher, crack tour guide, noted author, devoted public servant. Now, James (Jeff) Donnelly has a new role to add to his extensive list: MDPL Public Historian.
At the last meeting of the Board of Directors, by unanimous vote, Jeff was given his new title to recognize his outstanding contributions to the understanding and knowledge of the Miami Beach Historic Districts as well as the history of Miami Beach and the Miami Design Preservation League.
Jeff Donnelly is a tremendous asset to the Miami Design Preservation League. He has volunteeered countless hours as a MDPL Tour Guide as well as training future guides in the MDPL Art Deco and MiMo Tour Guide Academy. He is a wealth of information and assistance for the entire board and staff. His passion for history, Miami Beach, and our Art Deco Historic District is inspiring.