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Council Member Frank D’Ambra Mayor Frank D'Ambra

Frank D’Ambra III, has long been an active member of our Village community, currently in his eighth year as a Council Member.   He previously served as Vice-Mayor, Chairman of the Recreation Center Committee, Chairman of the Tequesta Public Safety Pension Board and as a member of the Village of Tequesta Audit Committee.
 
Mr. D’Ambra was born in Rhode Island and has since lived in virtually every corner of the United States. Frank met his wife Lisa while attending law school at the University of Miami. He has over 30 years of experience in the retirement and financial services industry having held senior executive positions for Horace Mann Educators Corp., Swiss Re/Conning Investors, GE Financial Corporation and then was a founding investor and COO in a local medical device start up, Poiesis Medical.
 
Frank is a graduate of the University of Miami –“Go Canes”.  He and his wife have resided in Tequesta since 2003 and are the proud parents of three grown children and have been blessed with two grandchildren.
 
Favorite Quote: “He who would trade his freedom for security shall have neither.” Benjamin Franklin

 

Mayor Molly Young       Council Member Molly Young

Molly Young grew up in the Jupiter-Tequesta area, relocated to Seattle for 11 years, and returned to Tequesta in 2017 with her husband and daughter.  She is a graduate from Florida State University where she received a B.S. in Economics and Environmental Studies.  She also received a certificate in Construction Management from the University of Washington.  

In 2020, Molly ran for Village of Tequesta Council and won.  She was sworn in April 2021 and is currently serving a two-year term.  In March 2022, she was elected by her fellow Councilmembers to serve as the Mayor.  Prior to being elected to Council, Molly served as an Alternate on the Village Planning and Zoning Board.  She has a passion to serve her community and tirelessly upholds her duties to the Village.

When Molly is not serving her community, she is a Senior Project Manager professional with 19 years of construction management experience in the Commercial, Mixed-use, and Marine sectors.  She is responsible for advising and supporting clients from project inception through construction completion.  

In both roles, Molly has the proven ability to lead utilizing her expansive knowledge of planning & programming, financial budgeting & forecasting, negotiating contracts, scheduling, research & analysis, quality control, safety, and operations.  She has served on several professional committees, advisory teams, national networks, and is currently on the Board of Directors for Palm Beach County League of Cities. 

Council Member Laurie Brandon     Council Member Laurie Brandon

Laurie Brandon, a Native Floridian, studied art design, commercial marketing and business operations and has management experience in business and human resources.  Laurie is an active member of the community, serving on the social committee for the Tequesta Country Club HOA, and is an active volunteer in the local schools. 

Vice-Mayor Kyle Stone   Vice-Mayor Kyle Stone

Kyle is a 5th generation Palm Beach County native. He graduated from The University of Tennessee, majoring in Political Science with an emphasis in Public Administration. He worked for 11 years for Rinker Materials, specializing in creating and improving value in manufacturing facilities. In 2014, he changed careers and became a Financial Advisor. He is privileged to run his business in the heart of Tequesta.

He serves on the Leadership Council of the Alzheimer’s Association, the Advisory Board of First Priority Church, is a member of the Associated General Contractor Florida East Coast Chapter and volunteers as a Dad’s Boot Camp Coach for first-time fathers at Jupiter Medical Center. Kyle and his family are blessed to call Tequesta home.

Council Member Aaron JohnsonAaron Johnson

Aaron Johnson was born and raised in Pompano Beach, FL.  He joined the Marine Corps out of high school and, once his enlistment was up, moved back to South Florida.  After accepting a position with the Tequesta Police Department in 2011, he and his family moved out of Broward County and into the Village.

The police department gave Aaron a unique perspective of Tequesta and made him realize how much he really loves living here.  He left the police to become a business owner but soon realized how much he missed being involved with the Village and its fundamentals.  He considers it a great honor to sit on the council in Tequesta: a place that means so much to him.

Aaron plays golf as often as possible and frequently travels stateside and internationally to attend music events.  He and his family are proud members of Tequesta Country Club.