Challenging Times Call for Proven, Experienced Leadership.


Born in Key West and raised in North Palm Beach

A True Public Servant...

Karen Marcus graduated from PBG High.  She has served as our County Commissioner through times of challenge and opportunity. Palm Beach County is in her DNA, and the results of her collaborative leadership can be seen in our local economy, parks, waterways, neighborhoods.

A true public servant, Karen has a well-earned reputation as a strong force for sustainable practices that positioned the county for long-term success. An effective commissioner for district needs, Marcus has championed a countywide perspective that leaves no resident behind.

Her efforts have resulted in proven benefits for all of us as northern Palm Beach County residents, businesses, and visitors have enjoyed both a robust economy and a rich range of parks, green spaces, recreational areas and other quality-of-life assets. In fact, at the end of her last term, the Palm Beach County Commission unanimously voted to name 154 county-owned acres east of Route 1 in Jupiter the Karen Marcus Ocean Park Preserve. At the time Karen said, “It makes me feel like what I did make a difference. Land preservation and recreation are important to me, and this will give that to county residents.”


Awards & Mentions

  • 2004 Women in Leadership Award, Executive Women
  • 2008 U.S. Department of Interior Cooperative Conservation Award
  • 2011 Champions of the Everglades Award Award of Excellence Marine Industries
  • 2011 Woman of the Year Northern Palm Beach Chamber
  • 2012 Environmental Champion Sierra Loxahatchee Club
  • 2012 Environmental Visionary of the Year Pine Jog Environmental Center
  • 2020 Outstanding Stewardship Award Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum

OUR history

Time For Change

It’s Time for Karen Marcus for Palm Beach County Commission