Founded in 1982

The Improvement League of Plant City was founded in 1982 by the late Mr. Jerry Bailey.


Foster equitable opportunities for residents regardless of age, race, sex or religion throughout the Greater Plant City area.

Officers/Board of Directors (11 total)

President – William Thomas Jr. term ends 2023

Vice President – Liesta Sykes

Treasurer – Rashida Barnum

Secretary – Janell Johnson

Parliamentarian – Henry Davis

Chair of Board – Henry Johnson

Board Member – Beatrice Crowell

Board Member – Bill Thomas Sr.

Board Member – Daisy Gilmore

Board Member – Vacant

Board Member – Vacant

Bing House Committee

Pastor Charlie Sampson, Mrs. Essie Lewis, Gil Gott

Committee Volunteers oversee – historic content, exhibit displays, oral history and live podcast & social media broadcasting.


The Improvement League of Plant City, CDC has adopted the following five year strategy.


Youth Forensic Science Class – Every Monday 6pm to 715pm

Liaison – Coronet Superfund Site (1,100 acre) rehabilitation

Bing Rooming House African American Museum

Free Assistance for Military Veterans

Sadye Martin College Scholarship Fund

Events – Plant City MLK Festival, Taste of Laura Street Food-Forks-Fun Fest, Blues, BBQ & Berries, Veteran’s Day Coffee, Holiday for Senior Citizens, Emancipation Day, and Bing House of the Holidays (Christmas).

Partnerships – United Food Bank of Plant City, I Impact PC, Plant City Photo Archives, Plant City EDC, Plant City Arts Council, Bealsville, Inc., Future Career Academy, East Hillsborough Law Enforcement Dinner, Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce, and Plant City Chamber of Commerce.


Office: (813) 704-5800

or (813) 757-6760
[email protected]


P.O. Box 5894
Plant City, FL 33564-5894