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Board of Trustees

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.


Celia Turner Zahringer, President
Randal Baker, Treasurer
Rosie Burkman, Secretary


  • Randal Baker
  • Rosie P. Burkman
  • June A. Gelb
  • Norma C. Geller
  • Robin S. May
  • Bonnie White Lemay, Director

Palm Beach County Commissioners

  • Melissa McKinlay, Mayor
  • Mack Bernard, Vice Mayor
  • Steven L. Abrams
  • Mary Lou Berger
  • Paulette Burdick
  • Dave Kerner
  • Hal R. Valeche

Palm Beach County Executive Staff

  • Verdenia C. Baker, County Administrator
  • Nancy L. Bolton, Assistant County Administrator
  • Todd J. Bonlarron, Assistant County Administrator
  • Faye W. Johnson, Assistant County Administrator
  • Patrick Rutter, Assistant County Administrator
  • Eric Call, Director of Parks & Recreation

Board Meetings

2018 Board Meeting Schedule

The Full Board of Trustees meetings will be held on the 3rd Thursday of every month unless otherwise noted, from 4:30-6:00 p.m. Meetings will take place in the Library at Morikami.

Meeting Date Time
January 18 4:30pm
February 15 4:30pm
March 15 (Annual Meeting and Year-in-Review) 4:30pm
April 19 4:30pm
May 17 4:30pm
June 21 4:30pm
July 19 4:30pm
August 16 4:30pm
September 20 4:30pm
October 18 4:30pm
November 15 4:30pm
*December 13 (Holiday Social) 4:00pm

March 13 – special meeting, consult contract follow-up @ 4pm

*The one-hour December 13th Board meeting will be held on the 2nd Thursday and begin at 4:00 p.m. The Annual Board and Staff Holiday Social will commence at 5:00 p.m., as the staff completes their workday.

Committee Meetings

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 Committee on Collections will meet on an as needed basis.

The Development Committee meetings are held on the 2nd Friday of the month at 11:30am.

The Education Program & Cultural Events Committee will meet on an as-needed basis.

The Executive Committee will meet on July 3, 2019  at 11:30am in the Conference Room.

The Facilities Committee meetings are held on the 2nd Friday of the month at 9:00am.

The Governance & Scholarship Committee meetings are held on an as needed basis.

The Finance, Budget, and Endowment Committee meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 3:30pm.

The Bonsai Garden Committee meeting will be held on the 2nd Friday of the month at 9:00am.

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