June 2012 Meetings RecapPalm Beach County League of Cities
We thank the Town of Jupiter and the Scripps Research Institute for hosting our June meetings, and we appreciate everyone who braved the bad weather to join us.
We were honored with the presence of 14 of our Past Presidents, who were recognized at the General Membership meeting:
Anita Yount 1976 - 1978 Dr. Kenneth Schultz 2001 - 2002
Doak Campbell 1988 - 1989 Dr. Carmine Priore 2002 - 2003
Lomax Harrelle 1990 - 1991 Bev Smith 2003 - 2004
Tom McCarthy 1994 - 1995 Susan Haynie 2005 - 2006
Steven Abrams 1995 - 1996 Ken Kaleel 2008 - 2009
Richard Radcliffe 1998 - 1999 Isaac Robinson, Jr. 2010 - 2011
Retha Lowe 2000 - 2001 Lisa Tropepe 2011 - 2012
Board Meeting The Board of Directors approved the FY 2013 budget, and the League Committees membership for the next year. Lake Park Councilmember Steve Hockman was appointed as the League representative on the Leadership Housing Council, and Village of Wellington Councilmember Anne Gerwig was appointed as an alternate on the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council. Both appointments were ratified at the General Membership meeting. There was a status report on the County's proposal to discontinue the $12.50 program, with direction given to staff to continue the League's opposition to the proposal.
Six new Associate memberships were approved: Facility Contract Services, Marine Industries Assoc. of Palm Beach County Inc., David Ramba, Robert S. Weinroth, Esq., Michael Zito, and Dr. Carmine Priore. Welcome to the League!
General Membership President Todd Wodraska introduced County Commissioner Karen Marcus, who addressed the membership. The new Associate members and Past Presidents were introduced. Our featured speakers were Dr. Dawn Johnson, Director of Scientific Operations for the Scripps Research Institute, and Dr. Ivan Baines, Chief Operations Officer for the Max Planck Institute. They gave our membership a glimpse at the inner workings of their facilities. Assistant County Administrator Brad Merriman reported on the county's Points of Distribution in the event of a hurricane