November Meeting Recap 2017

Palm Beach County League of Cities
November 27, 2017

We thank the City of Boynton Beach for hosting the League meetings at the Benvenuto Caterestaurant.

Board Meeting

The board heard committee reports from the ITE Committee and the Legislative Committee.

The board made the appointments to the 2017 Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council. They are as follows: Regulars: Mayor Anne Gerwig, Village of Wellington; Vice Mayor Jeff Hmara, Village of Royal Palm Beach; Commissioner Mitch Katz, City of Delray Beach; Mayor Marcie Tinsley, City of Palm Beach Gardens; Mayor James DuBois, Town of Lake Park. Alternate appointments: Commissioner Paula Ryan, City of West Palm Beach; Councilmember Robert Gottlieb, Town of South Palm Beach; Mayor Abby Brennan, Village of Tequesta; Councilman David Norris, Village of North Palm Beach. The board also appointed Mayor Myra Koutzen of Palm Beach Shores to a regular seat on the Water Resource Task Force and Manager Ken Metcalf of Mangonia Park to the ITE Committee.

Executive Director Richard Radcliffe reminded the board that the Tri-Cities Barbeque will be held on Friday December 1st. He asked that anyone who would like to make a contribution can contact the League office and reminded everyone to bring an unwrapped toy for the Glades Toy Drive.

General Membership Boynton Beach Mayor Steve Grant welcomed the membership to Boynton Beach.

The Literacy Coalition's Read for the Record results were revealed. The City won again for the large city category and the won for the small city category.

Our featured speakers were Former Senator Chris Smith and President Gil Ziffer of the FLorida League of Cities.

League Counsel Jennifer Ashton updated us on pertinent legal issues (for full report go to our News:Meeting Notes page).

Next month there will be no League meeting. We will be at the Belle Glade on December 1st for the Tri-Cities Barbeque. The next League meeting will be in Wellington on January 24th.