Who encouraged you to apply for LPBC?
My boss, Ed Mitchell, City Administrator, Class of 1989.
What is your fondest LPBC memory?
What is something unexpected or surprising that you have derived from your involvement with LPBC?
The various ways in which one can “easily” serve the community.
Where do you work and what do you do for a living:
I work at the great City of West Palm Beach in the Mayor’s Office as the Deputy City Administrator; working with the Commissioners, Mayor and the various departments to offer top notch services to our residents and visitors.
What is your favorite aspect of your job:
Managing projects and seeing them coming to fruition.
Your education: Bachelors in Management, Masters in Accounting, University of the West Indies, Kingston Jamaica; Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor.
Your civic and community involvement: Leadership Palm Beach County, Boardmember, Audit Committee and Finance Committee; Clarendon College Alumni Association, South Florida Chapter – Scholarship Committee; Good Samaritan Medical Center Governing Board; Palm Beach County Internal Audit Committee.
Your professional/trade industry associations: Government Finance Officers Association, AICPA, Institute of Internal Auditors, Florida County and City Managers Association, Florida Public Pension Trustee Association.
Your family: Husband Randolph, daughter Natalie and son-on-law Christopher Williams.
City of birth: Crofts Hill, Jamaica
Place of residence: Wellington
First job: Public Accounting – Touche Ross – now Deloitte & Touche
Word that best describes you: The Optimist
Your motto: Life is too short, not to enjoy every minute of it!
What brought you to Palm Beach County: Family
How long have you lived in PBC: 23 years
Where we would find you on a Saturday afternoon: At home
What talent would you most like to have: A good pianist
What do you consider your greatest achievement: Raising our daughter to become a fine young lady.
Mentor: My high school economics teacher – Mr. Porteus
Who are your real life heroes: My grandparents – the best grandparents in the world.
Most important lesson you've learned: Never take life for granted
Life motto: Persevere & Excel (My high school motto)
Best vacation you have taken: A European tour – visited 8 countries- Switzerland is unforgettable.
Last vacation: July 2012- Southern Caribbean cruise
Place you most want to visit: The Grand Canyon
Most interesting place you have visited: The Panama Canal
Last book(s) read and favorite writers: Last book - Alex Cross by James Patterson, favorite writer – John Grisham
Favorite spot in Palm Beach County: CityPlace
Favorite restaurant: Lemon Grass Thai restaurant plus any other great Thai place
Favorite movie: The Fugitive – Harrison Ford
Favorite TV show: Jay Leno
Best decision: Marrying my high school sweetheart
Goal yet to be achieved: Retirement!