After 10 years of service to Friends of Myakka River as a board member, including, most recently, 5 years as president of the board, Miles Millwee has resigned from the organization's board of directors.
“We are extremely grateful for Miles's many contributions, and for the dedication, enthusiasm and countless hours he has given to the Friends, and the park, over the past 10 year.” noted Executive Director Miri Hardy. Most recently, largely thanks to his leadership, the organization has been successfully expanding their impact in the areas of outreach, community engagement and education.
“It has been my honor to serve on the board of directors of Friends of the Myakka River.” said Millwee. “Our organization is in a unique position to benefit the preservation of this amazing ecosystem that is right in our back yard” he added. “I am proud of all the work and passion that has contributed to making the Friends the successful organization that it is today, which will allow the organization to continue its important work in the future.”
Miles will be succeeded as president by Bob Frank, PhD, who joined the board in February.
“I am grateful to Miles for his superb leadership of the organization for so many years” remarked Frank. Reflecting on his role moving forward, he noted that “Myakka River State Park and the Wild and Scenic Myakka River are treasures that must be supported and protected both now and in the future.” Moreover, he pointed out that “There are real opportunities to grow the level of support the Friends provides and I look forward to continuing to work on programs that will help us share Myakka’s magic with more people more often.”
To learn more about Bob Frank, please see his Board of Directors PROFILE.