Mayor Bernard Featherman
Mayor Bernard Featherman is a full-time resident of Highland Beach and the Secretary of the Villa Costa Condominium Association. He was the president of several manufacturing and wholesaling companies, and remains a partner in a steel service center firm. After retiring as a business leader for a few years, he became the president/CEO of the Chamber of Commerce for 2 cities in Maine. Mayor Featherman has served as national president of the Association of Steel Distributors, and was reappointed to his second term on the US Small Business Administration national Regulatory Advisory Board. He is past chair of the County of Philadelphia Mental Health/Mental Retardation Board, and has served on numerous charitable, educational, and civic boards. He is originally from Philadelphia, and spent much of the last 15 years in Kennebunkport Maine, where his wife Sandra was the president of a university in a nearby town.
Vice Mayor William A. Weitz, Ph.D
Vice Mayor William Weitz
Dr. Bill Weitz is a licensed psychologist who received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Miami in 1973. He did his internship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and he served as a military psychologist specializing in the treatment of combat trauma. He retired from military service at the rank of Lt. Col. Later, he served as the Team Leader of the Vet Center in Miami, Florida. Then, he opened a Vet Center in West Palm Beach and remained as Team Leader of this facility. Upon his retirement, Dr. Weitz served as Clinical Director at Ruth Rales Jewish Family Service in Boca Raton, Florida. Dr. Weitz is also a recognized forensic psychologist, providing expert input to both state and federal courts. Dr. Weitz served as President of the Florida Psychological Association and as Chair of the Florida Board of Psychology. He received the Golden Bell Award from the Palm Beach County Mental Health Association, the Karl F. Heiser Award from the American Psychological Association, and he was elected as a Distinguished Practitioner of Psychology by the National Academies of Practice. Dr. Weitz has been a resident of Highland Breach since 1999, and he lives in The Enclave where he served on the Board of Directors for 7 years. Most recently, he served on the Board of Adjustments and Appeals for Highland Beach. He is an active member of the Boca Raton Sunset Rotary Club, and he is an active volunteer for CERT.
Commissioner Louis P. Stern
Commissioner Stern has been a resident
of Highland Beach since 1997. He was born and raised in
Philadelphia where he graduated from Cheltenham High School and furthered his
education at Temple University receiving a Bachelor of Arts Degree. Upon graduating from Temple University, he
served in the United States Army. For 52
years, Commissioner Stern owned his own business, Louis P. Stern Associates, as
a manufacturer’s representative in the jewelry industry where he traveled much
of the United States selling to major customers. Commissioner Stern has been
married for 50 years, has two children and one granddaughter. He served on the 2010 Complete Count Census Committee
and he served on both the Board of Adjustment & Appeals and the Planning
Board for 6 years, four of which he served as the chair.
Commissioner Carl Feldman
Commissioner Feldman has lived in Highland beach since 2000. He was born in Boston Massachusetts. After graduating Boston English High he was selected to enter the Massachusetts Apprentice Program and attended Northeastern University. After graduating the apprentice program with a degree of Journeyman Tool & Die Maker & Tool Die Designer, he continued his studies at Northeastern University and received a degree in Manufacturing Engineering. During his career, he formed three companies with over 400 distributors in the United States, Asia, and Europe and formed a company to import and distribute Spanish Cutting Tools in the United States. Commissioner Feldman is president of the Villa Costa Condominium Association, a former member of the Planning Board and volunteered for many Town events with the Cultural Board. Commissioner Feldman has been married for 46 years to Lois and has two beautiful daughters, four grandchildren and two terrific sons-in-law.
Commissioner Rhoda Zelniker
Commissioner Rhoda Zelniker has lived with her husband Marvin in Highland Beach since 2001. They are the parents of two grown children and the proud grandparents of five. Originally from Roslyn Heights, New York; Commissioner Zelniker attended Hofstra University, going on to work for 25 years in the corporate furniture industry. Her managerial experience included: budgeting and finance, operations management, showroom design, personnel and public relations. Since 2005, Commissioner Zelniker is serving as an elected member of the Regency Highland Condo Association Board. A dedicated environmentalist she served on our Town Beaches & Shores Advisory Board. A lifetime volunteer, both here and in New York, Commissioner Zelniker has contributed her time to the Beach Condominium Association of Boca Raton and Highland Beach, to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, to CERT (community Emergency Response Team) and to the Pet Enrichment Program at local hospitals. Commissioner Zelniker is active in many community activities and has been a major organizer of several civic events.