2010 Swearing In Ceremony ... Joan Lindsay is sworn in as District 3 Council woman. NOV 22, 2010
Joan Lindsay is the Councilmember for Seat 3 of the Village, the area south of SW 168 Street to the Village southern boundary of SW 184 Street. She has been a resident of Palmetto Bay and South Miami-Dade County for 37 years. She is married to Jerry Templer and is a former schoolteacher and a community activist. The daughter of a career Naval officer, Ms. Lindsay has lived in Maine, Alaska, Brazil, California, Maryland, Japan, and Virginia – in addition to Florida.
Ms. Lindsay’s educational background includes graduation from Zama American High School in Japan; Old Dominion University, with a BA in Mathematics; Florida International University, Master’s in Math Education; and Barry University, Specialist Degree in Computer Education. As teacher for 30 years, primarily at Southwood Middle and Miami Palmetto Senior High, Ms. Lindsay has taught about 5,000 children from the immediate area.
Councilmember Lindsay's experience in the school system and in the community are key to fulfilling her councilmember duties. Her background has helped her develop excellent reasoning, problem solving, and people skills. In addition, since 2005, Ms. Lindsay has been involved with civic interests in community affairs as president of the Concerned Citizens of Old Cutler Inc., and served as founder of Save OUR Palmetto Bay. She has a strong desire to protect property values, quality of life, and the quiet enjoyment of Palmetto Bay homes. By doing so, she believes the Village can attract quality people and businesses to our community which will keep property values up and the tax base solid.
Ms. Lindsay’s life experiences reveal a variety of interests, from participating as a runner in the Orange Bowl Marathon, twice climbing Mount Fuji in Japan, sailing a boat from France to Miami with her husband, and growing and showing orchids for many years. She is a member of the Palmetto Bay Business Association.