The Mayor's Environmentalist of the Year is an annual program which recognizes folks who make significant contributions to the environment. This could be an individual, a group or a business in Palmetto Bay.
An individual, group or business that has made an outstanding contribution to environmental activity and leadership in the Village of Palmetto Bay. The contribution may demonstrate achievement through volunteerism, leadership and/or other services considered extraordinary in nature. To be considered for the award, all recipients must complete and submit the nomination form by the deadline date explaining how the contributions have made a significance to the community. The submittal of environmental activity photographs is optional.
Additionally, the winner is publicly announced during the Village's Earth Day event and recognized with a Tree Planting Ceremony on National Arbor Day on April 30th of every year.
2021 Mayor's Environmentalist of the Year Award
From March 10, 2021 until March 26, 2021, the Village accepted nominations for the 2021 Mayor's Environmentalist of the Year Award to an individual, group or business that has made an outstanding contribution to environmental activity and leadership in Palmetto Bay. A total of five nominations were received with some receiving multiple nominations from the community. The winner and two runner-ups will be announced on April 23, 2021.
2020 Henry Clifford
Community Advocate for Trees & Plants
2019 Jennifer Tisthammer, Vanessa Trujillo and Chris Bumpus
The Deering Estate
2018 Eric Tullberg
Community Advocate for Environmental & Bikeway Issues