Bill Leary

Bill Leary moved to Rossmoor in the spring of 2014 and quickly became involved in men’s issues.  Bill helped plan both the 2014 and 2015 Men’s Conferences which led to the creation of dozens of small men’s groups in Rossmoor.  Bill was the speaker at the 2017 Rossmoor Men’s Conference where he addressed the Upside of Aging.
Intrigued by a local class on the gifts of aging, Bill wrote a column for the Rossmoor News entitled “Engaging Aging” for six years from December 2014 to December 2020. The bi-weekly column focused upon aging issues of interest to residents of Rossmoor. In January 2021 Bill began writing a new column called “Engaging Saging.” The new column is not limited in its scope of issues.
In 2005, Bill retired from the Washington, D.C. area to St. Augustine, Florida where he quickly became engaged in community activities. Bill served on the city planning board and was elected to the St. Augustine City Commission in 2010.
Prior to his retirement, Bill served in the White House as an environmental advisor to both Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. Prior to that Bill served as staff director for two U.S. Senate committees and advisor to Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt. His legal career began writing laws for the Florida Legislature.
Bill enjoys playing tennis and occasional rounds of golf. Bill and his wife, Karen Jurgensen, moved to Walnut Creek in 2013 to be near their daughter. They are now proud grandparents of a grandson to whom Bill is known as “Bubba.”

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