Gail L. Coniglio, Mayor
A resident of Palm Beach for more than 38 years, Gail Coniglio was elected Mayor of the Town of Palm Beach in 2011 after previously serving two terms as Council Member. She was re-elected to a fourth term in February 2017. Mayor Coniglio is a successful restaurateur and business owner, committed civil servant, devoted wife, and proud mother of six children and fifteen grandchildren.
Mayor Coniglio has spent many years giving back to her community. She served 12 years on the Recreation Advisory Commission and served two years on the Landmarks Preservation Commission. She also is a long standing member of the Town of Palm Beach United Way. She has chaired the United Way’s Red Feather Society annual fundraising campaign and currently serves as the Secretary of the Board of Trustees. She was the 2012 recipient of the John C. Randolph Award. The award is given to the person who best exemplifies the goals of the Palm Beach Fellowship of Christians and Jews in terms of promoting friendship, understanding and respect among all religions and cultures in our community.
During her tenure on the Town Council, Mayor Coniglio has supported capital improvement projects that improve the Town’s infrastructure, including the protection of the coastline. She is very passionate about the need to restore and maintain Palm Beach’s beautiful beaches and has established partnerships with neighboring communities, environmental groups and legislative entities to further the mission. Acting as the Town's ombudsman, her most important role is nurturing relationships and finding consensus among the residents and other communities.
A registered nurse by trade, Mayor Coniglio and her husband of more than 43 years, Frank, own and operate E.R. Bradley’s Saloon in West Palm Beach as well as Cha Cha’s, Cucina Dell’ Arte and Nick and Johnnie’s Restaurant in Palm Beach.
More than 35 years ago, Mayor Coniglio founded a signature community service project that benefits children from migrant worker communities. The Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce presented Mayor Coniglio with its One and Only Award in 2003 to recognize her activism on behalf of children. As a lifelong parishioner at St. Edward's Church in Palm Beach, she has been active in the choir, has served as a lector and helped to lead children’s program’s at the church.
Reinvesting in the community exemplifies the business philosophy of the Coniglio family, who partnered in the development of the First Bank of the Palm Beaches and Spa Cara, a boutique spa in Palm Beach established with a local well-known dermatologist.