Adrienne's Community Involvement

Community service is an important part of my life.

I believe in giving back to the community and volunteering in our Wilton Manors.

Wilton Manors Historical Society

Since 2010, I have been actively involved with the Wilton Manors Historical Society. Over the past ten years, I have contributed to the organization in various roles, including serving on the Board of Directors and holding the position of Vice President.

I took on the responsibility of chairing the fundraising project aimed at restoring our oldest building, The Willingham Carriage House. Additionally, I had the privilege of being the Event Creator for the Wilton Manors Scavenger Hunt.

For our City’s 75th Anniversary in 2022, I delivered our history presentation at the community celebration at Hagen Park.

Visit the Wilton Manors Historical Society

Dog Parks
I sponsor two dog parks in Wilton Manors, where you will find me, my wife Amy, and Luna enjoying our time with neighbors and their fur babies.

Wilton Manors Business Association
In 2021, I was recognized by my peers and honored with a Business of the Year Leadership Award. The nominee “must be worthy of recognition because they have demonstrated outstanding business skills, leadership qualities, and/or community involvement”. I am so grateful to have received this award.

Visit the Wilton Manors Business Association

Public Art Projects

WILTON ART – it all started with the installation of the artsigns throughout our City. I was one of the first sponsors and what a fun project!

Learn More About Wilton Art

Then I contributed to the Stonewall Ribbons, hanging in our City Hall during June For Pride month. Each year we hang the ribbons, I fund the purple color – my favorite!

We are out on Wilton Drive every week, so I jumped on the opportunity to sponsor the UpInTheAir wire sculpture project.

ART GALLERY 21 at the Island City Cultural Center: 

In honor of Black History Month in 2018, Art Gallery 21 in partnership with the City of Wilton Manors and the Broward Cultural Division presented “The Quilts of Gee’s Bend: The Fabric of Their Lives”. I funded the artist George Gadson for “The Painted Doors Project”, paying homage to the Gee’s Bend Quilters. Growing up in the Midwest, I have numerous folk / handmade quilts in my personal collection.

Explore Art Gallery 21

Document Shredding Event

Every year from 2006 to 2019, I hired a document shredding truck to provide services, free of charge to our Wilton Manors residents and businesses. It was my pleasure to organize and fund this annual public service for my neighbors.

For the Children

We have a wonderful Pride Center here in Wilton Manors. I participated in the volunteer event to build the first Kaboom playground at an LGBTQ center in the Country.

Visit the Pride Center at Equality Park

Wilton Manors Kiwanis Club: our club decided to sell its waterfront property in 2022. I handled the sale and my broker Jim Balistreri agreed to charge no commission to our Kiwanis organization. We waived our professional fee as a gesture of community service. Our club is now distributing ALL the proceeds for the building sale (over $880,000) into programs supporting the children at Wilton Manors Elementary School, Somerset Academy, and to fund scholarships at Broward College.

Over the years I have donated to the Justin Flippen Manatee art contest. It is a joyful, colorful event with the elementary school children – in memory of our beloved mayor. We still miss him.

On a Personal Note....

You always remember your first time……driving a car! My first car was a used black 1967 (?) VW Karmann Ghia. It had a couple of dents and bondo fills on the body. My Dad taught me to drive stick shift in about 15 minutes at the high school parking lot. I loved the feeling of freedom driving that car gave me. A few years ago, I purchased another Karmann Ghia, a bright yellow 1969 model nicknamed Sunny! I joined the Lambda Car Club local chapter, Flamingo Auto Group South --- such a nice group of guys! If you are a car enthusiast (does not have to be a classic car), reach out to me and let’s connect at our next Cars and Coffee gathering.

Check Out the Lambda Car Club

Female Couple

My wife Amy and I live the “Arts and Entertainment District”, just off Wilton Drive. I attend most of the City Commission meetings, the Planning and Zoning meeting, our CANA (Central Area Neighborhood Association) gatherings, and various other neighborhood / developer meetings. If you want to know what is going on in our Wilton Manors community, feel free to call me!

Visit the Central Area Neighborhood Association