Collier says Studer didn’t appoint him to CMPA

In a phone interview with Judge Lacey Collier, chairman of the Community Maritime Park Board of Trustees, the judge said that he was appointed to fill the seat of Vince Whibbs, Sr. on the CMPA board by the maritime museum board.

Originally, the CMPA board had three members – one appointed by each of the major proponents – Studer, UWF and the Maritime Museum.

Judge Collier said that the first time that he sat with Quint Studer was after he had been asked to be on the CMPA board.

“I wanted to understand what his hopes and dreams for the park were before I agreed to join the board,” Collier says.