Mounts Announces New Board Members
From left: Karen Marcus, Mary-Therese Delate and William Bittner
(PRESS RELEASE)_(West Palm Beach, FL – October 21, 2020) Paton White, long-time board member and incoming President of Friends of the Mounts Botanical Garden, Palm Beach County’s oldest and largest public garden, today announced three new members of the nonprofit organization’s Board of Directors:
+ William Bittner, ARM, AAI has 40 years of experience in the field of insurance brokerage. His background includes a consistent record of achievement in the areas of revenue generation and the management of agency sales and service personnel. As a community leader, his service on a number of boards spans 30 years. Most recently he served as President of Seaside of Vilano COA and as a director for the Delta Upsilon Fraternity Educational Foundation. Bittner has also served as a Green School Judge and an Energy Whiz Judge. He has been a certified master gardener since 2014.
+ Mary-Therese Delate has lived in Palm Beach County for more than three decades. Over the past 24 years, she has served on several boards including as President of the Jupiter-Tequesta Garden Club, the North County Democratic Club, the Loxahatchee Guild and the Loxahatchee River Historical Society. She also served as Project Manager for restoration of the 1915 Jupiter F.E.C. Train Depot. She is currently serving as Secretary for the Dade County Land Trust.
+ Karen Marcus is a native Floridian and served on the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners for 28 years. She served as Chair of the Board several times including guiding the Scripps Research Institute to Palm Beach County. She also served as President of the Florida Association of Counties and served on many Boards including the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council. Marcus currently serves on the Boards of Loggerhead Marine Life Center, Maltz Jupiter Theater, Abacoa POA, and Everglades Law Center. She also serves as President of Sustainable PBC.
“All three of these extraordinary, talented, insightful community service professionals will be invaluable assets for Mounts Botanical Garden, as we continue to grow and attract new visitors,” says White.
Conveniently located just minutes away from downtown West Palm Beach, Mounts Botanical Garden is now open to the public 9 am to 3 pm, Tuesday through Sunday. Still available for viewing is the family-friendly and ecology-conscious exhibition Cutting Corners: A Stickwork Exhibition, a massive, willow sculpture located in the Great Lawn area.
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