Your Leadership Palm Beach County Class Year: 2005
Who encouraged you to apply for LPBC/How did you get involved in LPBC: Sharon Bock, LPBC Class of 2000
How has LPBC affected you: I feel honored to be associated with LPBC. Everyone is committed to leaving our community better than we found it. It’s great to know that you can pick up the phone and connect with someone you may never have met, but who will take your call because you’re an LPBC graduate.
What is the best benefit that you have derived from your involvement with LPBC: Lifelong friendships. Some of my closest friends today are people I met or got to know better through LPBC.
What you do for a living: I am the Chief Communications Officer for the Clerk & Comptroller of Palm Beach County, responsible for overseeing the office’s communications activities, including our internal and external websites, media relations, publications, employee and customer communications and community education.
What you like best about your job: I am passionate about serving the public and this job gives me the opportunity to do that every day.
Your education: BA in Public Justice, State University of NY at Oswego; Certificate in Public Management, FSU
Your civic and community involvement: LPBC Board, Unity of the Palm Beaches Board VP
Your family: Husband: Roger, Dogs: – Raven (Crazy Cockapoo) & Georgia (Loopy Lhasa Apso)
City of birth: New Hartford, NY
Place of residence: Lake Worth
First job: Counselor in a Methadone Clinic
What brought you to Palm Beach County: Current job
How long have you lived in PBC: 12 years
Favorite way to spend time: Writing
Would not leave home without: My iPhone
Person most interested in meeting: My great-grandfather
Life motto: “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” ~ Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go
Best vacation you have taken: Germany/Switzerland/France/Holland (in 10 days!) 2004
Last vacation: Italy & Switzerland 2011
Place you most want to visit: British Isles
Most interesting place you have visited: Guthrie Center, Iowa, on a genealogy trip
Last book(s) read: The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
Favorite spot in Palm Beach County: In my house, on the couch with my husband and dogs
Favorite restaurant: Nothing beats my husband’s cooking!
Favorite movie: Life is Beautiful
Favorite TV show: Mad Men
Best decision: Moving to Florida 31 years ago
Worst decision: I don’t believe in regrets!
Toughest decision: Changing jobs and taking on a 40 mile commute 18 years ago.
Goal yet to be achieved: Writing a book.