Palmetto Bay Mayor Karyn Cunningham publicly recognized the Mayor’s Environmentalist of the Year, Dr. Leopoldo Llinas, during the Earth Day event on Friday, Apr. 23, at the village’s Thalatta Estate Park.
Each year the mayor nominates the Environmentalist of the Year, someone, a group or a business that has made an outstanding contribution to an environmental activity and leadership in the Village of Palmetto Bay. Such contribution may be for volunteerism, leadership, or any other such service that would be considered to be extraordinary in nature.
“When I learned about being selected to be the Village of Palmetto Bay’s Mayor’s Environmentalist of the Year, I felt inspired,” said Dr. Llinas. “It gave me hope that through my hard work and passion I can inspire people to become better stewards of our planet. If I can make a positive difference to just one person in the course of a year at school or in my community, then I should be proud of that.”