Mrs. Katharine Dickenson
Palm Beach County | 6/23/2008 - 12/31/2011
Appointed by: Governor Charlie Crist
Katharine Dickenson has been a community volunteer since 1973 with an emphasis on Historic Preservation and the Arts. She served on and chaired such boards as the Boca Raton Historical Society, the Palm
Beach County Historic Preservation Board, and the Boca Raton Junior League in early years. She went on to Chair the Florida Historic Preservation Commission in 1988 and to Chair Florida's Council on Arts and Culture for three terms. Mrs. Dickenson is the only Floridian to have chaired both the Historical Commission and the Council on Arts and Culture.
Nationally, Mrs. Dickenson has served on the Boards of The National Trust For Historic Preservation, The Edith Wharton Home in Lenox, MA, the Robert Todd Lincoln home in Vermont, and the Manchester, VT Music
Festival as well as The Dorset, VT Theater Festival. Serving as Vice-Chair of the Federal Commsission to celebrate St. Augustine's 450th, Mrs. Dickenson has been involved with the Mayor and Commission of St Augustine and the Department of the Interior who appointed her in 2010 to promote St. Augustine world wide. She also recently served on the Strategic Planning Council For The Arts in 2005 and is currently serving on the 2015 Council. The Lynn University Conservatory of Music in Boca Raton recently asked her to join the Friends of The Conservatory.
Mrs. Dickenson resides in Boca Raton with her husband, David, an attorney. Her three sons (who also practice law), their wives and 7 grandchildren live within an 18 minute radius of Katharine ... perhaps one of her finest lobbying efforts.