Karen Marcus, served as Palm Beach County Commissioner from 1984 to 2012. During her tenure, she gained a reputation as a strong force for sustainable practices to ensure the county’s long-term success. While Commissioners are elected by voters from their respective districts, Marcus championed a “countywide perspective” for the PBC Commission’s work.
Thanks to Marcus’s efforts, northern Palm Beach County residents, businesses, and visitors enjoy both a robust economy and a rich range of parks, green spaces, recreational areas and other quality-of-life assets. In 2012, the Palm Beach County Commission voted to name 154 county-owned acres east of Route 1 in Jupiter the Karen Marcus Ocean Park Preserve. At the time, Marcus said, “It makes me feel like what I did made a difference. Land preservation and recreation are important to me, and this will give that to county residents.”
Marcus has also served as President, Florida Association of County Commissioners and President, Florida Regional Planning Council Association. Prevented by term limits from seeking re-election in 2012, she formed a consulting company KMarcus Resource Group. She advised on economic and environmental issues in Palm Beach County.
Marcus currently serves on the Boards of Jupiter Maltz Theater, Loggerhead Marine Life Center, Abacoa POA, Friends of MacArthur Park, the Everglades Law Center, and Roger Dean Stadium Advisory Board. She co-founded Sustainable PBC with Lisa Interlandi in 2014 to “encourage sustainable solutions for the county’s long-term future so that our children and great-grandchildren will have the same opportunity to enjoy the Florida we love and cherish.”
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