(1) An advisory council composed of five members, citizens and residents of Manatee County, known and designated as the Judah P. Benjamin Memorial at Gamble Plantation Historical Site Advisory Council is hereby created.
(2) Members of the advisory council shall be appointed by the Governor for 4-year staggered terms. Initially, the Governor shall appoint two members for terms of 4 years, one member for a term of 3 years, and two members for terms of 2 years. Three of the members shall be appointed from the membership of the Judah P. Benjamin Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. One member shall be appointed from the membership of the Manatee County Historical Commission, and one member shall be appointed at large from Manatee County. Members shall serve without compensation. It shall be the duty of the advisory council to advise the Division of Recreation and Parks of the Department of Environmental Protection in the operation, restoration, development, and preservation of the Judah P. Benjamin Memorial at Gamble Plantation Historical Site.