Wednesday, January 13 was Environment Day for the Leadership Palm Beach County (LPBC) Engage Class of 2021. Bill Lynch, PE, a Jones Edmunds Senior Consultant and Vice President and LPBC Engage Class of 2010 alumnus, served on the Environment Day Committee and kicked off and framed the day for the current class via Zoom. The program theme was to create awareness of the impact of environmental equity, environmental resources, blue/green infrastructure, agency policy, and personal actions on the native ecosystem health, sustainability, and quality of life in Palm Beach County (PBC). During his opening remarks, Bill asked the class to pause throughout their day to be mindful of what they learn and consider how they may engage to build a better community. The morning consisted of Zoom panel discussions on the theme’s topics. During the afternoon, the class enjoyed socially-distanced excursions in John Prince Park. They connected with the County’s environment first-hand with canoeing, a presentation on habitat and endangered species, a scavenger hunt, and tree planting.
Each year, the Leadership Engage Class is made up of around fifty diverse professionals who are selected for their leadership and service within PBC. They meet one full day each month for nine months to learn more about PBC, collaborate, and gain an understanding of how they can contribute to building a better community. Jones Edmunds has sponsored LPBC events for several years. We appreciate Bill’s dedication over the last decade to building a more resilient PBC and inspiring others to do the same.