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

News Release
Jacksonville, Fla. (Nov. 10, 2020) – The Jacksonville Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Board of Directors elected two new board members for 2020-2021: Jacksonville residents Adina Pollan and Jennifer Marko.

About the New Board Members
Pollan is a Jacksonville native and graduate of University of Florida College of Law. She founded her own firm, Pollan Legal, in 2016 and focuses on bankruptcy, commercial litigation and corporate representation. Among other projects, she will advise the board on legal matters impacting the arboretum.

Marko is a communications specialist at Florida Blue. She was previously the director of ScaleUp North Florida, a small business growth program based at the Small Business Development Center at the University of North Florida, and she operated a public relations firm. Marko will focus on arboretum member engagement and publicity.

Arboretum Board President Kevin Blalock is thrilled with the two new additions. “We’re very happy to welcome Adina and Jennifer, with their unique backgrounds and their love of nature and the arboretum, onto the board,” he said.

Dana Doody, the arboretum’s executive director, looks forward to the contributions of these two new board members. “Our board is made up of volunteers who dedicate their time and energy to conservation and education, and we’re excited for what Adina and Jennifer bring to that effort,” she said.

About the Arboretum The Jacksonville Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, located at 1445 Millcoe Rd, adjacent to I-295 in Arlington, is open to the public seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. At certain times of the year, a free, guided nature walk is offered to visitors at 9:30 a.m. on the second Saturday of the month. The arboretum celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2018 with a mission 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. For more information, visit the rest of our site here at
www.jacksonvillearboretum.org or email info@jacksonvillearboretum.org.
Media Contact: Jennifer Marko (904) 813-8000 or jennifermarko13@gmail.com

Jacksonville Arboretum & Botanical Gardens