On October 30, 2012, former employees were invited to come to the district and take part in an open house where each of the departments told of their history and celebrated their accomplishments and contributions to the area over the past 25 years. Former District Secretaries Bill McDaniel and Ken Hartmann were able to attend as well as State Secretary Ananth Prasad and Assistant Secretary Brian Blanchard. The district was able to arrange for DOT-1, the fully restored 1929 Model AA one-ton truck, to be on site to serve as the stage for a brief ceremony were Secretaries Prasad, Blanchard, Skelton and former Secretaries McDaniel and Hartmann addressed the current and former members of District Seven.
The Headquarters Building Employee Benefit Fund served lunch for those in attendance. In all there were over 550 people that participated in this event which included current employees from the Headquarters Building, Tampa Maintenance/Construction/Bridge Facility, Pinellas Maintenance Yard, Brooksville Operations Center, and former employees of the district.