Did you know Bev Gerald is one of PB’s founding women? Ms. Gerald has been a resident of Palmetto Bay since 1976 and served as secretary of the original Palmetto Bay Steering Committee for the Village’s incorporation from 1995 until incorporation which was achieved in 2002. She also served on Miami-Dade County’s Subcommittee on Annexation and Incorporation and was former Miami-Dade County Commissioner Katy Sorenson’s appointee to the Miami-Dade County Commission for Women in the mid-1990s. Her passion to incorporate cities led her to serve as president of Let’s Incorporate Now Coalition (LINC) where she spearheaded the incorporation of the Town of Miami Lakes, Town of Cutler Bay, City of Doral, Village of Palmetto Bay and City of Miami Gardens. Ms. Gerard is very dedicated to our community and has devoted countless hours to many nonprofit organizations and community groups including the Palmetto Bay Historic Preservation Advisory Board, Palmetto Bay/Cutler Bay American Cancer Society Relay for Life, KAPOW Program, Neighborhood Protection Committee, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens, Chamber South, Dade Heritage Trust, Deering Foundation, Soroptimist Club, the PB 15th Anniversary Group and most recently The Villagers. She was also a community service aide to Evelyn Greer. In 2010, Ms. Gerald ran for Palmetto Bay Village Council Seat 1 and even though she didn’t win, she is extremely grateful for the experience and the opportunity she had to meet so many PB residents. Additionally both of her daughters, Alison O’Keefe and Betsy Gunn, attended Coral Reef Elementary, Southwood Middle School, and graduated from Palmetto Senior High School.
We salute you and thank you for your dedication, commitment and service to our Palmetto Bay!