Role of the Palm Beach County Public Art Committee
The eight members of the Palm Beach County Public Art Committee are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners. Their role is to:
Public Art Committee
County Citizen with Significant Art Background
Planning/Design Professional - Alternate
Mr. Cheguis has worked as a professional Urban Planner/Site Designer with Cotleur & Hearing, Inc. since 2001. He has assisted public and private section clients through the entitlement process and with the development of a wide variety of residential, retail, office, mixed-use and industrial projects throughout South Florida. He has specialized in pedestrian network connectivity and analysis of the interaction of people and the static and mobile walking environments. He has assisted his clients with the coordination and siting of required public artwork within new developments. He is a member of the American Planning Association and past board member of Northwood Renaissance. Brian resides in West Palm Beach, Florida.
W. "Rod" Faulds:
Professional Non-profit Visual Art Administrator
Mr. Faulds has been the Director of University Galleries at the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, Florida Atlantic University since 1997. Previously, he served as the Associate Director of the Williams College Museum and as the Assistant Director for Operations and Programs at the Soloman R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City. Rod resides in Boynton Beach, FL.
Ms. Leisinger is a Florida licensed Landscape Architect with a focus on the design of public open spaces. Since 1991 she has been the President/Owner of the Land Stewardship Company, located in West Palm Beach and providing landscape architectural, land planning and urban design services in South Florida. For the past 19 years she has served on the Board of Keep Palm Beach County Beautiful in many capacities; she is currently the Board President. Ms Leisinger is also an appointed member of the West Palm Beach Downtown Action Committee, a quasi-judicial Planning Board that for the Downtown Master Plan area. Jo Ellen resides in West Palm Beach.
William M. "Bill" Nix:
Ignacio Reyes, a native of Palm Beach County, has had an avid interest in the arts since childhood. A Principal and Project Executive at STH Architectural Group, a Leo A. Daly company, Mr. Reyes has 16 years of experience under his belt, ranging from architectural design, to development and coordination of construction documents. Throughout his career, Ignacio has developed productive working relationships with both public and private sector clients. He’s also been a featured speaker at the Florida’s Education & Facilities Planning Association (FEFPA) Conference and has addressed numerous school facilities departments on a variety of subjects including scale-up classroom and laboratory design. Mr. Reyes currently resides in Boynton Beach.