The Palm Beach County League of Cities salutes the accomplishments of its members. Whether it's an innovative way to adapt to the economy, or recognition of a cities' community initiatives, we are proud to showcase their efforts.
Lake Worth Dranage District
The Lake Worth Drainage District is celebrating their 100th year anniversary. CLICK HERE for the press release.
Town of Juno Beach
The Town of Juno Beach celebrates being debt free as of April 1, 2013. CLICK HERE for the press release.
City of Palm Beach Gardens
The Palm Beach Gardens Police Foundation has been awarded a $3,000 grant from IBM Corporation as part of its 2012 Community Grants Program. The grant will be used to enhance the Foundation's community outreach via web site technology and social media programs. CLICK HERE for the media release.
Village of Wellington
The International Academy of Visual Arts has named the Village a two-time winner in the 18th annual Communication Awards in the categories of Government Relations film/video and Government Websites. CLICK HERE for the Press Release. Release posted 5/2/12
The Village improves efficiency for residents with a touch screen service kiosk in the Village Hall lobby. Visitors sign in at the kiosk, indicating which department they're visiting. This system places the visitor with the correct department, instead of the next available employee.
City of Lake Worth
A New Jersey cosmetics manufacturer is relocating its headquarters and manufacturing operations to the city. Radical Cosmetics, LLC is moving to the area in part because "The City of Lake Worth and the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County had such a business-friendly attitude which was a refreshing change from past experience in other states."
Town of Lake Park
Finance Director Anne Costello was awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada. The award is the highest honor in governmental accounting and financial reporting. -Jodie Wagner, The Palm Beach Post
Town of Juno Beach
Juno Beach partners with their business community by featuring a Business of the Month on their website's home page. The business is given space to describe itself. Each month's business is chosen randomly. The site also includes a listing of all the businesses in town, by category. Visit www.juno-beach.fl.us to see this municipal/business partnership in action.
City of Delray Beach
The city has installed four solar-paneled trash compactors in its parks. As the compactors need to be emptied only once every 15 days, they reduce fuel consumption and energy costs. With six additional units, Delray Beach can expect to save an estimated $15,000 per year and approximately three tons of C02.
At the Florida League of Cities annual conference in August, the City of Delray Beach was honored with the 2011 Municipal Achievement Award for its innovation and excellence in developing civics educational programs for its community. Delray Beach received the award for its Connecting With Our Schools - Civics Education in Delray Beach program. CLICK HERE for the full press release.
City of Greenacres
In October 2011 America's Promise Alliance named the city one of its 100 Best Communities for Young People presented by ING. This is the fourth time Greenacres has been recognized by the organization for its excellent youth programs. "In a nation where 7,000 students drop out of high school every day, we hope Greenacres' initiatives inspire other communities across the nation to take action to solve the challenges facing their young people," said Marguerite W. Kondracke, America's Promise Alliance President and CEO. CLICK HERE for the full press release.
Town of Lantana
In 2010, the town partnered with the Greater Lake Worth and Greater Boynton Beach Chambers of Commerce to secure a Florida Clean Energy Grant. The award will be used to create the "GreenBiz Energy Collaborative Program,' which will provide businesses financing to complete energy efficiency or renewable energy products on their buildings. For more information visit www.lantana.org