Board of Supervisors


With the incorporation Acme became a dependent district of Wellington and the two entities share the same governing board with the Wellington Council acting as the Board of Supervisors for Acme.

Election Information and Administrative Services of the District

The Wellington Charter (Exhibit 2) states that: “Effective March 28, 1996, at 7 p.m. the terms of office of the Board Supervisors of the Acme Improvement District shall terminate, and the village council members of the Village of Wellington shall assume the duties and responsibilities of the Board of Supervisors.” The Charter also states that “all special acts of the Acme Improvement District shall become ordinances of the Village of Wellington on March 28, 1996.”

Acme’s responsibilities currently include the construction, operation, and maintenance of administration and maintenance facilities, surface water management system facilities, park and recreation facilities, roads, and water and wastewater facilities. Wellington officials and staff perform the administration of these functions, and Acme’s official headquarters is in Wellington offices in Wellington, Florida. Upon incorporation all Acme employees became employees of Wellington. However, certain employees are assigned to the District for operations and maintenance while others are allocated to Acme for administration and managerial purposes. According to the Interlocal Agreement (Exhibit 4), Wellington acts on behalf of the District, and was authorized to exercise certain governmental responsibilities including the approval of plats, procurement of goods and services, execution of contracts, establishment of fees, acquisition and disposal of property, effectuation of regulatory compliance and defense and prosecution of court actions. Within Wellington government, three departments oversee most areas of the District’s administration: the Wellington manager, Finance, and Public Works. The organizational chart and structure for Wellington is presented in Exhibit 33.

 


 

Anne Gerwig, President

Anne Gerwig, Councilwoman

Anne Gerwig, President

Anne Gerwig and her husband, Alan, have lived in Wellington for 24 years with their three children – Jessica, Dane and Luke. Ms. Gerwig is the Director of Client Communications for Alan Gerwig and Associates, Inc. located in Wellington. The company has provided civil and structural consulting engineering services throughout the state since 1998.  Ms. Gerwig has worked in the land surveying, planning and engineering field as a draftsman/CADD technician in Palm Beach County since 1982.

Ms. Gerwig is active in the Wellington and Central Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce and has served as a volunteer in her children’s schools. While raising her children in Wellington, Ms. Gerwig also volunteered on many service projects including the rebuilding of community playgrounds and the Safe Neighborhoods Initiative. Ms. Gerwig values the arts and was the impetus for the annual Touch of Broadway show, a high school musical preview, at the amphitheater. Ms. Gerwig is committed to developing Wellington’s local youth and was instrumental in naming of the Keely Spinelli Education Grant – a grant named after a beloved educator and Elementary School principal who spent her short life impacting the future.

In 2013, Ms. Gerwig was appointed to the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council by the Palm Beach County League of Cities after serving as an alternate for one year. She also serves as the voting delegate at the Palm Beach County League of Cities and on the Education Committee.  Ms. Gerwig was recently appointed to serve on Wellington Landings Middle School’s SAC (School Advisory Committee) and on the Housing Leadership Council of Palm Beach County.  After being nominated by the Board of Directors of the Palm Beach County League of Cities, she was recently appointed by the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners to serve on the Citizen Advisory Committee on Health and Human Services.

agerwig@wellingtonfl.gov | 12300 Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington, FL 33414

 

John T. McGovern, Supervisor

 

John T. McGovern, Supervisor

John T. McGovern, Supervisor

John T. McGovern is the newest member of the Village Council. He was appointed in February, 2015 to replace Councilman Howard Coates.
Councilman McGovern is a native Floridian, who first moved to Wellington in 1986. Councilman McGovern was a member of the first graduating class to have attended  Wellington High School for all four years. Mr. McGovern holds both a Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Florida, where he served as President of the Student Body. After graduating law school in 1999, Councilman McGovern returned to Palm Beach County and began his career as a trial attorney. The Councilman is a  partner in the Custer ~ McGovern law firm.

Mr. McGovern along with his wife, Michelle, and their daughters, Emilia and Victoria, returned home to Wellington in 2011. McGovern says moving home to Wellington  was an “easy decision.” “The Village has grown and developed and modernized, but at its core, Wellington is still a one-of-a-kind, family focused, environmentally friendly,  uniquely equestrian-based, multi-generational community made up of diverse neighborhoods, with A-rated public schools and second-to-none youth programming.”

Since 2012, Councilman McGovern has served on the Board of Directors of the Palm Beach County Justice Association (PBCJA), the 350+ member professional association of Palm Beach County’s Plaintiff”s Trial Attorneys. Presently, Mr. McGovern is PBCJA Treasurer and is a member of the Executive Committee. Previously, Mr. McGovern was a Founding Member, Incorporator and served on the Board of Directors of the West Palm 100, Inc., a young professionals’ service organization. McGovern is also an active supporter of the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County and the Palm Beach County Democratic Party.

Councilman McGovern is committed to ensuring Wellington’s continued greatness for our children, residents, and future residents. He says, “Making decisions that secure the long-term success and security of Wellington will be my only mission.”

jmcgovern@wellingtonfl.gov | 12300 Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington, FL 33414

 

Michael J. Napoleone, Supervisor

Michael J. Napoleone, Supervisor

Michael J. Napoleone, Supervisor

Michael Napoleone was elected to the Village Council without opposition in December 2015 for a four-year term commencing on March 22, 2016.  He is the first new council member elected without opposition in the history of the Village.

Mr. Napoleone grew up in Boca Raton and is a graduate of the University of Florida and St. John’s University School of Law.  In 2002 he and his wife Cyndi moved out to the Wellington area with the hope of starting a family. They were attracted to Wellington by its parks, greenspace, and family-friendly community, in addition to its excellent public schools. They are now raising two boys, Christopher and Luca.

Michael is an attorney with the firm of Richman Greer, P.A. and his practice is focused on representing businesses and individuals in contract litigation, business transactions, corporate structuring and probate litigation. He is a past president of the 3,000 member Palm Beach County Bar Association (PBCBA) and was instrumental in helping the PBCBA generate funds to achieve a decades’ long desire to own its own building.  Since 2011, Mr. Napoleone has served as a board member of the Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County; in May 2013, Governor Scott appointed him to serve as vice-chair.  In 2015 Michael served as a member of the Village of Wellington’s Charter Review Task Force.  Mr. Napoleone previously served on numerous civic and professional committees including as chairman of the PBCBA’s Professionalism and Diversity committees, six years on The Florida Bar’s Standing Committee on Professionalism, and six years on The Florida Bar’s Constitutional Judiciary Committee, including two years as chair and two years as vice-chair.  Mr. Napoleone is passionate about public service and civics education and was part of The Florida Bar’s “Benchmarks” program which was tasked with developing programs to promote civics education to adults.

Mr. Napoleone is committed to developing a long-range vision of Wellington that includes resident input.  “Wellington is where we decided to raise our family and it’s where I want to be for the next 20 years.  It is important that we recognize that today’s decisions will create the Wellington that our children will inherit.”

mnapoleone@wellingtonfl.gov | 12300 Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington, FL 33414

 

Michael Drahos, Supervisor

 

Michael Drahos, Supervisor

Michael Drahos, Supervisor

Michael Drahos was elected to the Village Council for a four-year term commencing on March 22, 2016.

Councilman Drahos and his family moved to Wellington in 1986 when his father, an engineer at Pratt & Whitney, was transferred from Hartford, Connecticut to the company’s West Palm Beach headquarters. Beginning as a fourth grader at Wellington Elementary School, Michael is a product of the Wellington school system, having also attended Wellington Landings Middle School and graduating from Wellington High School in 1995.

Active in the community at an early age, Michael participated in Wellington’s baseball, basketball, and soccer leagues while spending his summers at the Wellington Boys & Girls Club. During high school, Michael was a head coach for two 4-6 year old T-ball teams as well as a 7-8 year old Little League team while also working as a feature writer for the Wellington Town-Crier.

Councilman Drahos is a graduate of Florida State University. During a summer break, he returned to Wellington Elementary School to work as a camp counselor where he met his college sweetheart, Nathalie. After graduating from Florida State in 1999, Michael obtained a law degree from Nova Southeastern University with Honors after accumulating over 200 hours of community service during his summer breaks. Michael and Nathalie married in 2006 and now raise their eight (8) year old daughter, Julia, and their five (5) year old daughter, Sophia in Wellington.

Councilman Drahos is an attorney with the law firm of Fowler White Burnett, P.A. where he serves as a shareholder overseeing the personal injury litigation for the firm’s Palm Beach office. Michael litigates in state and federal courts throughout Florida and has attained an AV Preeminent rating with Martindale Hubbell. After serving two years on the Wellington Education Committee, Michael served as a member of the Village of Wellington Planning, Zoning & Adjustment Board from 2010-2016. He is also the founder of The Young Professionals of Wellington.

Councilman Drahos is committed to ensuring credibility and fairness at Village Hall. As a resident and a leader, Michael continues to look for ways to improve our already Great Hometown.

mdrahos@wellingtonfl.gov | 12300 Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington, FL 33414

 

Tanya Siskind, Supervisor

Tanya Siskind is the newest member of the Village Council.

Tanya Siskind, Supervisor

Tanya Siskind, Supervisor

She was appointed on April 13, 2016.

Councilwoman Siskind grew up in Glen Arm, Maryland; a horse community in the suburbs of Baltimore. She attended the University of Maryland at College Park, where she earned her bachelor’s degree. After meeting and marrying her husband, Jeffrey, Mrs. Siskind continued her education in Los Angeles, California, attending Pepperdine University’s executive MBA program.

Mrs. Siskind and her husband moved to Wellington 15 years ago to start a family. Today, they have three children – Samantha, Jack, and Scarlett. Mrs. Siskind has served Wellington as the president of the Binks Forest Elementary School Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) for five years. In addition to serving as PTA president at Binks Forest, she also serves on the School Advisory Council (SAC). Mrs. Siskind was also the Vice President of Leadership for the Palm Beach County Council of PTAs/PTSAs. For the last decade, Mrs. Siskind has served with The Junior League of the Palm Beaches; including serving as co-chairman of the Pink Palm Committee.

Since 2015, Mrs. Siskind has served as a member of Wellington’s Education Committee, gathering resident input and developing actions that benefit Wellington schools.

Councilwoman Siskind endeavors to use her philanthropic perspective to inspire and promote a bright future for Wellington.

tsiskind@wellingtonfl.gov | 12300 Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington, FL 3341