An evening about our founding Chairman, Earl E. T. Smith, will feature Jose Pepe Fanjul in conversation with The Honorable Lesly S. Smith about his legacy as the last ambassador to Cuba and Mayor of the Town of Palm Beach.
Ambassador Earl E.T. Smith [1903-1991], Mayor of the Town of Palm Beach from 1971 to 1977, became the first Chairman of the Preservation Foundation. He was highly visible throughout the town and deeply respected. The Town would not have achieved its present high standards and preservation successes without his persistence and innumerable appearances before the Town Council to plead the cause for historic preservation on behalf of the Foundation.