“Part of my commitment to the local community stems from my membership in Greater Naples Leadership.”

She served on the GNL board in 2003 and 2004, as well as the Class Leadership Team, GNL Membership Committee and currently is on the Civic Involvement Committee.

Linda Penniman’s interests include education, social services, conservation and government.

She served on the Naples Planning Advisory Board and the Collier County Coastal Advisory Committee and has been a Naples City Councilwoman since 2014.

Her other board involvement has included Naples Better Government Committee, Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology, Moorings Property Owners Association, Collier County Presidents Council on World Affairs, Collier County Alliance and the League Club Community Involvement Committee.

In the St. Louis area, Linda was a founder and past chair for a Designer Showcase House, Realtor Housing Assistance Fund Committee and board, Great Spring and Fall Clean Out, Forest Park Forever Women’s Committee, Park Conservancy and Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House.

Last, but certainly not least, in 2000, she walked 325 miles across Missouri to raise attention for a campaign finance reform measure. [Sheila Harris-Schutz, Class XIII]