About CDCS


President Lynn Gager-Cherry founded Carpe Diem Community Solutions in April 2003.


Carpe Diem Community Solutions was formed to provide solutions and build communities and organizations.


The Carpe Diem Community Solutions team are veterans in the field. We have worked at a local, regional, state and national basis. The depth and breadth of our knowledge will help your community or organization reap truly competitive advantages.


Lynn Cherry

As President, Lynn has served as public information officer, trainer, program developer, and leader. Her extensive experience in moderating and facilitating group discussion encompasses focus groups, board retreats, strategic long-range planning, visioning, and community forums. Lynn has received numerous awards from local and state organizations for her leadership in community-based programs. She has successfully grown a client base of governmental entities, non-profits, and community organizations.


She pioneered and created the first partnership between the Kettering Foundation and a community college. Subsequently, she served as director of the Kettering Foundation’s Public Policy Institute for eleven years. Lynn created and directed the Kellogg Foundation’s national award winning Citizen Leadership Institute, a statewide citizen-based leadership training program. Lynn is an accomplished trainer in moderating, leadership, strategic planning, visioning, and community development. She is certified in charrette systems. Lynn has a Master’s Degree from Florida State University and a Bachelor’s Degree from Auburn University.


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Ron Jarmon

Ron Jarmon, Carpe Diem Community Solutions Drone Videographer, has worked for over seventeen years as a private pilot and photographer. His comprehensive experience includes extensive experience in custom and specialized aerial photography, videography, and image processing. Ron has a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautics, from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and received his Federal Aviation Administration Drone operator certification.


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Carpe Diem

Community Solutions, Inc.


2709 Rutgers Drive

Panama City, FL 32405

Office (850) 215-4651

Fax (850) 215-4652



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