On May 26, the Palm Beach Soil & Water Conservation District board voted to appoint Stephen Jara to fill Seat 3, which had been previously vacant.
Jara is a Palm Beach County native, born and raised in Boynton Beach. His father owned a tree nursery, landscaping and sprinkler business, while his mother was a Realtor. Following in the footsteps of his parents, Jara founded and managed Pristine Properties, a full-service real estate company specializing in recreational and agricultural real estate. He currently works with Golden Bear Realty and owns a cattle ranch and tree farm. Jara serves on several boards and committees, some of which include: the South Palm Beach Chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association, the Snook & Gamefish Foundation and the Okeechobee County Board of Realtors.
“We are delighted to welcome Mr. Jara to the board. His hands-on experience in cattle, equine and nursery operations, and knowledge of BMPs [best management practices] will provide great benefits to the district and serve the community well,” said Dave Self, secretary/treasurer of the Palm Beach Soil & Water Conservation District.
The district is a nonprofit organization with a mission to assist growers with BMPs and educate the community about soil and water conservation. For more info., visit www.pbswcd.org.