MAITLAND, Fla. —St. Petersburg resident Mary Gardiner Evertz, who spent 46 years as a reporter for The St. Petersburg Times, has been reappointed as a public member to a three-year term on the board of The Florida Bar Foundation,
a statewide charitable organization whose mission is to provide greater access to justice.
Since her retirement from the newspaper now known as the Tampa Bay Times, Evertz has served as a member of the Citizen’s Forum of The Florida Bar and as secretary of the Community Law Program board of directors, where her service included chairing two of the St. Petersburg legal aid program’s fundraisers. She also has served on one of the grievance committees for the Sixth Judicial Circuit.
Her community activities include service on the boards of the YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg, and the West Central Council of the Boy Scouts of America. She also chaired the 90th anniversary of the St. Petersburg Bar Association. Evertz previously served with the Stuart Society of the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg and the Florida Blood Services Foundation.
Her new term on The Florida Bar Foundation board began July 1