Jacksonville Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, 1445 Millcoe Road, Jacksonville, FL 32225  

Jacksonville, Fla. (Jan. 21, 2020) – The Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens Board of Directors has elected board officers for 2020.

Jacksonville Beach resident Ron Whittington was elected to a second term as board president and Anne Lewellen was elected to her second term as board secretary, while Jacksonville residents John Burr and Kevin Blalock were elected as treasurer and president-elect, respectively.

Whittington, a long-time public relations professional in Jacksonville who is also a fiction novelist, is an account director with Tampa-based public relations firm PRmediaNow.
Lewellen is currently the museum curator at the Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve and has received numerous Star Awards and On-the-Spot Awards from the National Park Service during her tenure with the government organization. Lewellen other nonprofit activities include serving as secretary for the Nassau Community Band, and previously serving as vice-president of the Brookwood Forest V Home Owners Association.

Burr, who formerly served as executive editor with the Jacksonville Business Journal and in several editorial positions with the Florida Times-Union, also volunteers as a business analyst for WJCT-FM, serves as vice-chairman for nonprofit Groundwork Jacksonville and is on the finance committee for St. Johns Cathedral.
Blalock is a senior director of business development for Intersect ENT, a Menlo Park based medical device firm, and has extensive experience as a consultant and in various business and leadership positions in settings ranging from Fortune 100 to nonprofit agencies.
For more information, visit www.jacksonvillearboretum.org

About the Jacksonville Arboretum and Gardens

Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2018, the Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens, located at 1445 Millcoe Rd., is open to the public seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.– and offers a free, guided nature walk at 9:30 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month. The arboretum’s mission is to cultivate a unique environment for recreation, education and inspiration for residents and visitors to the Jacksonville area. Located on 120 acres of scenic property, the venue is primarily operated and maintained by board members and volunteers. Venue amenities include a paved parking area, an accessible lake loop with gardens and five other maintained trails, benches, boardwalks, scenic overlooks and picnic tables – all built by board members and volunteers.

For more information, email info@jacksonvillearboretum.org.

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