Mayor & Town Council
Palm Beach Mayor & Town Council Members: From the left Councilman Lew Crampton, Council President Pro-Tem Bobbie Lindsay, Mayor Danielle Moore, Council President Maggie Zeidman, Councilwoman Julie Araskog, Councilman Ted Cooney.
The Town Council is the governing body and meets monthly in regular session for purposes of setting policy and carrying out the legislative matters of the Town. The Council also holds special meetings, as needed, and is responsible for appointing members to serve on the various Town boards and commissions.
Business & Admin
Finance & Taxation
Ordinances, Rules & Standards
Chair - Lew Crampton
Chair - Margaret A. Zeidman
Chair - Julie Araskog
Chair - Ted Cooney
Chair - Bobbie Lindsay
Margaret A. Zeidman
Danielle Moore was elected to the Town Council in 2015 and was re-elected without opposition in 2017 and 2019. She served as President of the Town Council for 2 years. Mayor Moore then ran unopposed for the seat of Mayor and was first sworn into office as Mayor on April 13, 2021. She reaffirmed her oath of office on April 3, 2023. Previous to her service on the Town Council, she was a member of the Recreation Advisory Commission from 1994 until 1996 and from 2007 until 2011, serving as Chairman from 2010-2011. She was also appointed as an alternate member on the Planning and Zoning Commission in 2014 and then re-appointed as a full member that same year.
Ms. Moore holds a Bachelor’s Degree in American History from Duke University. She has been the President of Fortin Enterprises since 1986 and President of The Mary Alice Fortin Foundation since 1993. She is also a Director of The Fortin Foundation of Florida since 1986 and a Director of the Barker Welfare Foundation since 1996.
Ms. Moore sits on the boards of many charitable organizations including The Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach, the Boys and Girls Club of Palm Beach County, Rosarian Academy, Town of Palm Beach United Way, the Garden Club of Palm Beach, Women’s Southern Golf Association, Duke Engage National Advisory Board, and Duke Leadership Gifts Committee.
Margaret “Maggie” Zeidman currently holds the seat of Council President and has been a resident for 18 years. She was elected to the Palm Beach Town Council in 2016 and reappointed as an unopposed candidate in 2018, 2020, and 2022. During that time she was appointed to the Board of Directors of The Palm Beach Fellowship of Christians & Jews and was subsequently elected Vice Chairman. Mrs. Zeidman has participated in numerous other civic and charitable efforts such as Catholic Charities Health and Wellness, St. Edward Guild, the Palm Beach Civic Association and the Preservation Foundation.
Previously, Mrs. Zeidman was the Director of Nursing at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. She is well known professionally for expertise in the field of Cardiovascular Nursing. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau and has been published in nursing textbooks and professional journals. Mrs. Zeidman also held the position of Clinical Director at Barnum and Souza, a New York based marketing firm. She has been recognized by the American Heart Association, the Critical Care Nurses Association and the University of Miami as a leader in health care.
She and her husband Mark have two married children and three grandchildren all residing in the Boston area.
Mrs. Zeidman is dedicated to serving the residents of the Town and to preserving the unique character and small town ambience of Palm Beach. She believes that a strong sense of community and civic involvement ensures the ongoing vitality of a town.
Bobbie Lindsay joined the Town Council in February 2016 and now holds the seat of President Pro-Tem. Prior to the Council, Bobbie served on the Shore Protection Board from 2008-2012 and on the Planning and Zoning Commission from 2013-2014.
Ms. Lindsay holds a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University. She has a long history in Palm Beach, having moved here with her family in 1961. She attended Palm Beach Public School, Rosarian Academy and Twin Lakes High School.
She had an active executive career in Seattle, Washington in the technology sector and later was a principal in one of Seattle’s downtown real estate development/investment firms, Pine Street Group.
While serving as a director and executive committee member of the Palm Beach Civic Association, she organized and was President of the Save Our Inlet Coalition, a 501c(3) dedicated to stopping the federally approved Port of Palm Beach expansion that would irreparably harm the Palm Beach Inlet and lagoon’s booming eco-tourism and recreational economy and marine environment. She resigned her Civic Association Director position, as well as her position as president of the Save Our Inlet Coalition upon taking office on the Town Council.
Ms. Lindsay remains on the boards of Florida Wildlife Federation, Sea-2-Shore Alliance (preservation of manatees, sea turtles and Right Whales) and still serves as an officer of the Save Our Inlet Coalition. She is also active in the Garden Club of Palm Beach.
She and her husband, Douglas Buck, raised their son, John, in Palm Beach. “I have the good fortune to have a long-term view of Palm Beach and am dedicated to serving our residents, while still preserving what we all love about our town.”
Julie Araskog was first elected to the Town Council in February 2017. She was recently elected for her fourth term in office, running unopposed for her seat.
Ms. Araskog holds a Bachelor’s degree from Duke University, a Master’s degree in Journalism from Northwestern University and a Law degree from the University of Notre Dame Law School.
She has been an advocate for juveniles and is currently a Palm Beach County Guardian Ad Litem. Ms. Araskog is a member of the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach and the Palm Beach Civic Association.
Ms. Araskog has been visiting Palm Beach since 1993 and moved here permanently in 2013.
Lew Crampton was first elected to the Town Council in March 2018 and reappointed as an unopposed candidate in 2020 and 2022. Prior to serving on the Town Council, Mr. Crampton served on the Planning and Zoning Commission from 2014-2018, and as Vice Chair from 2016 to 2018.
Mr. Crampton holds bachelor’s degree in Public and International Affairs graduating Cum Laude from Princeton University and a master’s degree in East Asian Studies from Harvard University. He was a student in the PhD program in Urban and Regional Planning at MIT, where he completed all requirements except for the dissertation.
Mr. Crampton previously served as the CEO and currently serves as the President of the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium. He previously served as President of the Chicago Academy of Sciences and its Notebaert Nature Museum, as President and CEO of the Burpee Museum of Natural History in Rockford, Illinois. He served as Associate Administrator and Director of Management Systems of the US Environmental Protection Agency, Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Community Affairs, Vice President of Communications and Environmental Affairs at Waste Management, Inc., Vice President for Communications at the American Medical Association, President and CEO of the National Institute for Chemical Studies, business consultant for the Arthur D. Little Company, and China Analyst for the RAND Corporation.
Mr. Crampton was a candidate for Congress in Massachusetts 10th District, a member of the Winnebago County, Illinois Planning Commission, and Chairman of the Sustainability Committee for the City of West Palm Beach.
Mr. Crampton has served as President of the Citizens’ Association of Palm Beach, served on the Preservation Foundation, served as Director of the Palm Beach Civic Association, and Coordinator of the Palm Beach Hook a Kid on Golf Program.
Mr. Crampton and his wife Kathleen moved to Palm Beach in 2009 from the Boston area. They have three children and five grandchildren.
Mr. Crampton holds weekly office hours every Monday (excluding holidays) from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Drop-ins are welcome, or appointments can be made by contacting Carla Cove at email@example.com.
Ted Cooney was elected to the Town Council in March 2021 and was sworn into office on April 13, 2021.
Mr. Cooney has been a longtime public servant in Palm Beach. Previously, he was a member and the Chair of the Town's Landmarks Preservation Commission for ten years. He was also a member of the Architectural Commission before being elected to Town Council.
A native and having a long history of family in Palm Beach starting in the 1950's, Mr. Cooney hopes to provide representation of the next generation of Palm Beachers.