Commissioner Bill Bathurst has deep roots in Delray Beach dating back to the early 1930s when his Grandfather settled locally as a pioneering farmer, agribusiness-man, and contractor. Bill is a proud graduate of Atlantic High School, Palm Beach State College, and the University of Florida.

Following a successful career in brand management and marketing with several Fortune 500 firms, Bill and his family relocated back to Delray Beach. Most recently, Bill has been the Managing Broker of Nicklaus Vance Realty Group Delray Beach, where he has built a thriving real estate business.  Using innovating marketing strategies, Bill and NV Realty Group create custom social media and digital marketing plans for your property.

Since returning to Delray Beach, Bill has been an active civic leader, volunteering for the Delray Beach Historical Society and the Coastal Conservation Association. Bill is a strong supporter of the community’s efforts to grow Delray Beach, advocating for the local technology and entrepreneurship ecosystem while maintaining the Village by the Sea feel.

Before being elected City Commissioner in 2018, Bill served on several boards and committees, including the Historic Preservation Board, Congress Avenue Task Force, Palm Beach State College Dean’s Advisory Board, District Chairman Boy Scouts of America, and the Delray Beach Historical Society.

Bill and his wife Debra have been married over 30 years, and they have two grown sons who live in the area.