Michele Kessler, Chairman of the Palm Beach Civic Association’s Annual Award Luncheon Planning Committee, and her husband. Howard Kessler, hosted the Palm Beach Civic Association’s Dinner at their home in Palm Beach on February 11, 2018.

The dinner, which drew nearly 60 sponsors and supporters, was a prelude to the Civic Association’s Annual Awards Luncheon, held the next day at The Breakers. The VIP dinner honored award-winning MSNBC News Anchor Brian Williams, who was the keynote Speaker at the Luncheon [Click Here to See Luncheon Story, Photos, and Videos].

Photo: Howard and Michele Kessler, Brian Williams

Architect and Preservationist Jeffery W. Smith, President of Smith Architectural Group in Palm Beach, who was the recipient of the 2018 recipient of the William J "Bill" Brooks Community Service Award, attended the dinner with his wife, Nancy.

Smith received the award at the Awards Luncheon in recognition of his civic and philanthropic contributions to the Town of Palm Beach. During the dinner, Williams, who was accompanied by his wife, Jane, regaled the guests with anecdotes about his storied career.

 Photos by Capehart

2018 Annual Awards VIP Dinner