Last week, Governor Rick Scott presented one of the first of 2013 “Great Floridian” awards to entrepreneur and businessman Wayne Huizenga. The “Great Floridian” designation is given in recognition of the outstanding achievements of men and women who have made significant contributions to the progress and welfare of Florida.
Governor Rick Scott said, “Wayne Huizenga is a hard worker and his determination has created jobs and opportunities for families across our nation. Wayne gives back to our communities and I am honored to recognize his accomplishments.”
Wayne Huizenga said, “I’m deeply humbled to be honored by Governor Scott with this award. For nearly 60 years, I have been fortunate enough to call Florida my home, and it’s rewarding to hear that I may have been able to contribute something to what is surely the most wonderful place in the world to make a living, raise a family and enjoy everything that life has to offer.”
Only 67 individuals since 1981 have been given this distinct honor, and those honorees represent former governors, civil rights activists, military heroes, Florida Supreme Court Justices and others.