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About The Board

Palm Beach County and the Board of Trustees of Morikami, Inc. have been partners in bringing Morikami’s services to the public since opening in 1977. The park and building are the property of Palm Beach County. Morikami Inc., a non-profit corporation, provides financial backing from membership, donations, grants and other revenue-producing activities, and volunteer support for all aspects of the institution’s operations.

Officers

Dudley Omura,
President

Randal Baker,
Treasurer

Bill Manikas,
First Vice President

Chieko Mihori,
Vice President, Cultural Affairs

James Mihori,
Vice President, Protocol

Richard Caster,
Secretary

Trustees

Christine Carton
Nicole Edeiken
June Gelb
Norma Geller
Paul Connell (ex officio)
Stella Holmes
Kenneth Jones
Ron Kessler
Peter Kiyokawa
Hoichi Kurisu (Honorary Trustee)
Felix Laughlin
Charles Michelson
Errol Reese
Andrew Saidel
Allan Schlossberg
Sheryl Ann Wood
Celia Zahringer
Bonnie White LeMay, Park Administrator

Mission Statement

To provide authentic Japanese cultural experiences that entertain, educate and inspire.

Palm Beach County Commissioners

Mary Lou Berger, Mayor
Hal R. Valeche, Vice Mayor
Paulette Burdick
Shelley Vana
Steven L. Abrams
Melissa McKinlay
Priscilla A. Taylor

Palm Beach County Executive Staff

Verdenia Baker, County Administrator
Eric Call, Director of Parks & Recreation

 


Committee Meeting Schedules

All dates and times are subject to change and Committee Meetings are set by the chairperson of each committee. If you plan to attend a meeting, please call ahead (561-233-1348) to confirm date, time, and exact location.


The Board of Trustees meetings are held quarterly, from 4:30-6:00 pm, with additional meetings on select dates. Meetings will take place in the Library at the Morikami. There will be no scheduled meetings in the month of June, September, or October.
The 2016–2017 schedule is as follows:
February 16
May 18
August 17
November 16

Additional Board of Trustees meetings have been scheduled as follows:
January 26
March 16
April 20
July 20 (Budget Workshop)
December 14 (Meeting will begin at 4:00; Holiday Social at 5:00)



The Committee on Collections will meet as necessary in the Conference Room.
The 2016–2017 schedule is as follows:
January 25, 12:00pm

The Development, Membership and Special Events Committee meetings are held on the 2nd Friday of the month at 11:30am. Meetings will take place in Classroom A at the Morikami.
The 2016–2017 schedule is as follows:
October 14
November 11
December 9
January 13
February 10
March 10
April 14
May 12
June 9
July 14
August 11
September 8


The Education Program & Cultural Events Committee meetings will take place in Classroom A at the Morikami. Date and times to be determined.
Please check back for 2016—2017 schedule.

The Executive and Reaccreditation Committee meetings are held on the 1st Thursday every other month, from 4:30-6:00 pm. Meetings will take place in the Conference Room at the Morikami.
*Executive Committee and all committee chairs will meet with Finance Committee on June 15 to review the second budget draft.

The 2016–2017 schedule is as follows:
January 5
March 9
May 11
June 15*
September 7
November 9

The Executive Committee and all committee chairs will meet with the Finance Committee to review the 2nd budget draft.
First Draft Budget Meeting: May 18, 2017
Second Draft Budget Meeting: June 15, 2017
Finance Committee Budget Meeting: July 18, 2017
Board Budget Meeting: July 20, 2017
Board Budget Vote: August 17, 2017


The Facilities Committee meetings are held on the 2nd Friday of the month at 9:00am–10:30am. Meetings will take place in Classroom A at the Morikami.
The 2016–2017 schedule is as follows:
November 11
December 9
January 13
February 10
March 10
April 14
May 12
June 9
July 8
August 12
September 9


The Governance & Scholarship Committee meetings are held as noticed.
The scheduled meetings are listed below:
January 13, 12:00pm–1:00pm
January 13, 3:00pm–4:00pm
The Finance, Budget, and Endowment Committee meetings are held on the same dates as Board of Trustees meetings with the exception of the July 18th meeting. Meetings will take place in the Conference Room at the Morikami unless otherwise noticed.
The 2016–2017 schedule is as follows:
November 10
February 23
May 18
July 18 (Two days prior to Budget Workshop)
August 17
November 16


The Bonsai Garden Committee meeting will be held on select dates from 9:00am to 11:00am in Classroom A at the Morikami.
Please check back for 2016–2017 schedule.
February 10

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