Gary has been involved in leadership positions with numerous civic and community organizations. His extensive volunteer undertakings reflect his long-standing commitment to improve our community. On the local level, Gary is a board member of the American Red Cross and member of Wilton Manors Friends of the Library, Wilton Manors Historical Society, Wilton Manors Business Association, and has been a strong supporter of Kids in Distress, Pride Center at Equality Park, Poverello Center, Pace Center, the Area Agency on Aging and the American Cancer Society. Gary served on the Board of Directors of the Charter School of Excellence, Children's Home Society and as a trustee with the Alzheimer's Family Center. He is an alumni of Leadership Broward and also served on the Broward County Historical Commission and the Broward County Cultural Affairs Council and Chaired the Council's Committee for awarding grants to local governments and neighborhoods associations. In addition, Gary served as the President of the Broward County League of Cities in 2009-10 and currently serves as its Treasurer.