Chief Gauger HonoredHansel Escobal
For the sixth year, the Nonprofit Chamber will recognize a community member who has and continues to make a difference for the nonprofit community as a whole. This year they selected our very own, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Michael Gauger, a longtime Wellington resident, because of his work and support of nonprofits in Palm Beach County.
A 46-year veteran of the sheriff’s office, Chief Gauger holds a master’s degree in social work and is an advocate for the mentally ill and substance abuse community. He serves as the chairman of the Southeast Florida Behavioral Health Network, tasked with distributing funds for mental health and substance abuse treatment in a five-county region. Chief Gauger is an active member of many philanthropic, fraternal and community-based organizations and was selected as the 2014 Palm Beach County Social Worker of the Year. He will be honored this Thursday, Sept. 13 and we couldn’t be any more proud. Please join us in congratulating Chief Gauger.