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Junior Board

Started in 2010, the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens Junior Board is a group of dedicated junior patrons who seek to increase awareness and involvement among their peers. They aim to increase diversity here at the Gardens and to host events and classes to help us fulfill our mission: to protect, nurture, and share the wonders of Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

Interested in being a part of the Junior Board or serving on one of its committees? Learn more and fill out the brief application form below! New members are chosen in June and December. (Please submit applications by June 1 and December 1.) Thank you for helping us grow a greener tomorrow!


Jim Pickle, President
Milan Ballard, Co-Vice President
Meredith Hutcheson, Co-Vice President
Anna Roussel, Secretary

Members at Large

Allie Breeding
Mazie Bryant
Ellen Cates
Dessilyn Chappell
Amanda Church
Anna Kate Coffey
Meredith Davis
Joseph Echols
Cooper Evans
Emily Gardner

Mike Harris
Jessica Kirkpatrick
Blakely Lloyd
Elizabeth Paul
Lily Posey
Brooke Reeves
Symone Shaw
Catherine Smith
Stephen Walley
Erin Welch

How are Junior Board members chosen?

  • Applications are accepted year-round with voting held each December and June. (Please submit applications by December 1 and June 1.) The Junior Board may not exceed 25 members, so candidacy is highly competitive. To apply, please submit our application form (PDF)
  • Questions and applications should be submitted to Félix Ortiz, Communications & Marketing Associate, at [email protected].
  • Get involved with the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens by becoming a member of the Friends today!