Council Member and Vice-Mayor Grant Rimbey was elected to the Temple Terrace City Council in November 2012. He has lived in Temple Terrace on and off since 1967. Mr. Rimbey attended Florida College Academy and Tampa Catholic High School. He earned a bachelor's degree in Design and Architecture from the University of Florida in 1991, spending his fourth year in Vicenza, Italy. He attended the University of Texas at Austin on scholarship, where he earned his Master of Architecture degree in 1997. In 2001, Mr. Rimbey and his wife, Susan, moved back to Temple Terrace to raise their two sons. He represents the city on the Hillsborough River Interlocal Planning Board, the Municipal Code Enforcement Board, and the Metropolitan Planning Organization's Livable Roadways Committee. He is also on the Florida League of Cities Growth Management and Economic Development Legislative Policy Committee. He is past chair of the Temple Terrace Redevelopment Task Force and is a board member of the Temple Terrace Preservation Society. He was named the 2011 "Citizen of the Year" by the Greater Temple Terrace Chamber of Commerce and was awarded the Mayor Fran Barford Community Service Award in 2007. Mr. Rimbey has 20 years of experience as an award-winning architect with green building design and town planning experience. He is a guest juror at the USF School of Architecture and Community Design and is co-author of "Images of America: Temple Terrace," the first published history of the city, published by Arcadia Publishing in 2010.
-- Biographical information provided by Mr. Rimbey