Board Candidates

Board Candidates

FGBC Board of Directors Candidate Nominations 2017
(In alphabetical order)



Claire E. Lewis
Florida Yards & Neighborhoods Coordinator
University of Florida – IFAS
Gainesville, FL
Board Category: Academic & Research

Claire holds a Masters Degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Florida and severs as the Florida-Friendly Landscaping (FFL) statewide Florida Yards & Neighborhoods Coordinator. Ms. Lewis functions as liaison with the UF/IFAS Extension agents around the state to promote adoption of environmentally sound landscape practices at new and existing communities. Prior to joining the FFL team, she worked 12 years for private landscape architecture firms in Gainesville. Design projects include large-scale commercial, institutional, and residential home sites.

Richard C. Lightner III
Key West, FL
Board Category: Design & Analysis

Richard C. Lightner III is an ARCSA AP Florida and Southeast Regional Representative, a US Green Building Council LEED BD+C and Florida Green Building Coalition Consulting Certifying Agent for Bronze through Platinum Homes and designer and builder of Rainwater Harvesting Systems. He is a Florida Licensed Builder and R. E. Broker.  He has restored dozens of homes, guesthouses and cisterns in the 4,500 home Historic Preservation District of Key West. The first had a 6,000 gallons beneath his 1886 Duval Street Conch House in 1978.

As a FGBC Certifying Agent, he has FGBC Certified a total of (53) Platinum residential projects to date. He is a sitting Member of the City of the Key West Sustainability Advisory Board advising the Mayor and Key West City Commission. And he is a member of the Key West Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council as a LEED AP BD+C. 

Jeannette Moore
Real Estate Broker
Green Florida Properties
St. Augustine, FL
Board Category: Real Estate, Finance & Property Services

Jeannette served on the Board of Directors from 2010-2016 and continues to further her green building education with her National Association of Realtors (NAR) GREEN designation and EcoBroker certification.  Along with participating in several FGBC committees Jeannette became a NAR GREEN Instructor in 2011 and conducts the 2 day course to Realtors throughout Florida. Her desire to be elected to the FGBC Board aligns with her mission to train more Realtors in order to obtain more accurate appraisal values for green built and remodeled properties.


Mary Tappouni
Breaking Ground Contracting
Jacksonville, FL
Board Category: Development & Construction

Mary Tappouni is the President of Breaking Ground Contracting, where she serves as Senior Estimator,   Project Manager and Sustainability Consultant.  Over her 25 years in the construction industry, she has  managed projects ranging from small park projects to multimillion dollar facilities that include medical  and professional office buildings, historic preservation, retail, schools, university, health & fitness  facilities, recreational, military projects and custom green homes.     

Mary is passionate about sustainability and green building.  She was honored to speak at the Greenbuild  conference in Chicago in 2010.  She served on the National Green Building Committee for Associated  Builders and Contractors and is the past Sustainability Committee Co-chair for ULI North Florida.  She  actively represents the construction industry, including in her current role as Associated Builders and  Contractors (ABC) of Florida Board Chair. She has also served as past Chair of the Board of her local   ABC Chapter and past Chair of its Women’s Council.