Why René


  • René will bring his experience as the CEO of the international division of a New York stock exchange health care conglomerate to bear on controlling Palm Beach’s annual budget, and its several ambitious capital improvement projects currently underway. His goal is to be a strong advocate for completing projects on time and on budget.


  • He will bring his proven talent of creating a happy workforce with competitive wages and benefit packages, to reduce the attrition rate of first responders and town staff.


  • René is proud to consider himself a moderate voice on the Palm Beach Landmarks Preservation Commission. He has assisted numerous well-meaning, architecturally sensitive homeowners, with their plans to adapt their landmarked houses to meet the needs of current day living. He will continue and expand on these efforts once he is part of the Town Council team.


  • Over the last 5 years, René has followed the issues being debated at Palm Beach’s Town Council and its various commissions. He has focused on a myriad of topics, advocating for individual Palm Beach residents who had causes that were dear to his heart, and brought them to the Town Council’s attention. He is proud to have mediated between different parties with opposing points of view.


  • René is also eager to join the team overlooking the potential catastrophic effects of rising sea levels and  increasingly more powerful storms threatening our island. He pledges to make it a priority to work toward minimizing this very real threat.