At the September 8, 2022, meeting, Town Council Adopted Resolution 22-28 ratifying the action that had been taken in a Council meeting on August 15, 2022.
The late Ann and Dan Hughes were ardent benefactors of the Mound House, giving much time, attention and financial resources to establish it as the historical crown jewel of Fort Myers Beach that it is today.
The couple donated funds for the house’s historical restoration, and personally worked with a consultant to finance and furnish one of the rooms with period pieces. That room is named after Ann Hughes, who passed away in 2011.
When Dan passed away in 2021, his estate bequeathed a large donation to Mound House.
Dan has also given an unsurpassed amount of time and attention to the Town of Fort Myers Beach, having served on Town Council and as mayor and vice mayor. He also served on many of the Town’s boards and committees over the years, including on the audit committee up to a few months before his passing. He was a longtime member of the Local Planning Agency (LPA), and is credited with authoring the Town’s Land Development Code.