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Boards & Committees
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West Palm Beach, FL 33402

Art In Public Places Committee

Meets: 1st Wednesday of each month at 4:00 PM in the Mayor's Board Room 2FL

Description: Advisory committee, composed of 7 members and 2 alternate members.

Purpose: Advises Mayor and City Commission on the acquisition, commissioning and maintenance of works of art in public places.

Contact: Sybille Welter

Phone Number: (561) 822-1521

Members of this Board:
Biagi, Angela
Golson, Edward
Growick, Philip
Hoch, Rand
Ranson, Jessica
St. Croix, Robert
Warren, Shalonda
White, Karen
Vacant



Audit Committee

Meets: Once a quarter, on the 3rd Thursday of the month, at 9:00 AM, in the Flagler Gallery.

Description: The Audit Committee is comprised of 5 members and chaired by the President of the City Commission.

Purpose: It provides oversight and general direction to the internal audit function.

Contact:  Roger Strout

Phone Number: (561) 822-1380

Members of this Board:
Shanon Materio, Commission President and Committee Chair
David Rosenstein
Sandra Close Turnquest
Carolyn Williams-Smith
Vacant



Civil Service Board

Meets: 1st Wednesday of each month at 2:00PM in Human Resources

Description: Composed of 5 members and 1 alternate member

Purpose: Adopts and amends regulations for the selection, examination, qualification, registration, employment and promotion of employees and holds hearings on appeals of disciplinary actions and employee complaints

Contact: Jose Luis Rodriguez

Phone Number: (561) 494-1000

Members of this Board:
Booker, Ryan
Carter, Michael
Gibbs, Jim
Peters, Janie
Shipman, Alfred
Vacant




Community Redevelopment Agency

Meets: 1st Monday of each month in the Commission Chambers, generally at 4:00PM, depending on the size of the agenda.

Description: The West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency was created in 1985 and authorized by Florida's Community Redevelopment Act of 1969 (F.S. 163, Part III), the initial Downtown CRA was joined by the Northwood/Pleasant City CRA in 1993, to guide the city in its redevelopment efforts.

Purpose: Develop and administer the Community Redevelopment Plan that addresses the unique needs of the targeted area.
 
Contact: Jon Ward

Phone Number: (561) 822-1450

Members of this Board:
Mayor Muoio, Jeri
Commissioner James, Keith A.
Commissioner Materio, Shanon
Commissioner Moffett, Sylvia
Commissioner Neering, Cory
Commissioner Ryan, Paula




Community Redevelopment Agency Advisory Board

Meets:  4th Friday of the Month in the Community Room at Fire Station No. 5 5050 Broadway at 8:AM

Description: Composed of 11 members

Purpose: Liaison between the community within the Northwood / Pleasant City District boundaries and the West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency Board. Recommendations apply to the Northwood Village/Pleasant City/Broadway districts of the CRA. Study, review and provide recommendations, guidance and advice as to matters relevant to the purposes and goals of the West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency.

Contact: Jon Ward

Phone Number: (561) 822-1450

Members of this Board:

Adams, Charles
Casey, Linda
Cleary, John
Cleveland, Michael
Doran, Rhea
Greene, Russell
Howe, Michael
Pick, Robert
Solange Meyers, Michele
Williams, Denise
Winter, Douglas


Construction Board Of Adjustments & Appeals

Meets: 3rd Thursday of each month at 2:00 PM in the Commission Chambers

Description: Composed of 7members

Purpose: Reviews applications for contractor licenses to operate within the city and holds hearings for disciplinary action against such licenses.  Hears appeals of decisions of the Building Official and considers variances of the technical codes

Contact: Robert Brown

Phone Number: (561) 805-6652

Members of this Board:
Canavan, Daniel T.
Fennell, Everett C.
Hyman, Michael D.
McCarthy, Thomas J.
Rowe, Larry B.
Stellino, Michael J.
Weston, Paolo




Criminal Justice Advisory Committee

Meets: 2nd Tuesday of each month at 8:00 AM in the Police Department's Community Room - 600 Banyan Blvd.

Description: Composed of 7 members

Purpose: Advises on issues of crime prevention, law, enforcement deployment & community education in criminal justice matters

Contact: Bryan Kummerlen

Phone Number: (561) 822-1616

Members of this Board:
Ballard, Gina
Jones, Michele
Loyless, Jennifer B.
Morrison, Beverly Elliott
Poole, Deandre J.
Smykla, John Ortiz
Warnecke, Ronald E.




Downtown Action Committee (dac)

Meets: 2nd Wednesday of each month at 9:00 AM, City Commission Chambers, City Hall

Description: Composed of 7 members and 2 alternate members

Purpose: Reviews all applications for appeals, variances and special use permits in the downtown master plan area and acts as the Zoning Board of Appeals for the downtown master plan area

Contact: Ana Maria Aponte

Phone Number: (561) 822-1439

Members of this Board:
Crossen, Joseph
Cheguis, Brian
David, Tiffany L.
Graham, Stephen
Groh, Carol A.
Harris, Timothy K.
Janssen, Roger P.
Mihelich, Nick
Saladrigas, Raphael F.




Downtown Development Authority

Meets: 3rd Tuesday of each month at 8:30 AM - 301 Clematis St., Suite 200 DDA Board Room.

Description: Composed of 7 members

Purpose: Serves in the rehabilitation and redevelopment of the downtown area.

Contact: Raphael Clemente
Phone Number: (561) 833-8873

Members of this Board:
Fowlkes, Clint
Hansen, Jr.,  James W.
Hurley-Lane, Mary
Shabazz-Phillips, Upendo
Pincus, Howard
Samuels, Robert
Sanders, Robert



Education Advisory Committee

Meets: 4th Wednesday each month at 5:30PM - Mayors Board Room.

Description:  An Advisory Committee Composed of 10 members

Purpose:  Established to assist the City in communicating with the Palm Beach County School Board and the schools located within the City of West Palm Beach. To report to the City Commission any recommendations, observations, concerns or other information the EAC deems is in the best interest of the public for the City Commission to receive regarding education and education facilities.

Contact: Phyllis Brooks

Phone Number: (561) 822-1390

Members of this Board:
Allen, Kimberly
Barto, Claudia Kirk
Gosline, Gabriela
Harrison-Nelson, Annie
Killets, Ann
McTier, Sydney M.
Phillips, Shawn W.
Sevilla, Karol
Yan, Jack
Weiss, Rebecca M.




Employee Deferred Compensation Advisory Committee (457)

Meets: For meeting information call Patricia Brosamer at (561) 494-1000

Description: Composed of 7 members

Purpose: reviews administration, management, and responsibility for the proper operation of the deferred compensation plan

Contact: Patricia Brosamer

Phone Number: (561) 494-1000

Members of this Board:
Bolton, Mary Kimberly
Collins, Janice Long
Miller, Dorritt
McConnell, Richard
Penque, Louis
Rodriguez, Jose Luis
Wilder, Alden C.




Employee Defined Contribution Administrative Committee (401a)

Meets: For meeting Information call Patricia Brosamer (561) 494-1000

Description: Composed of 5 members

Purpose: reviews the general administration, management, and responsibility for the proper operation of the employee retirement system

Contact: Patricia Brosamer

Phone Number: (561) 494-1000

Members of this Board:
Hathaway, Lisa
Miller, Dorritt
McDermott, Linda
Parks, Mark
Rodriguez, Jose Luis




Employees Defined Benefit Retirement System Board Of Trustees

Meets: 4th Tuesday of each month at1:30PM. Room 519 in City Hall

Description: Composed of 7 members

Purpose:General administration, management, and responsibility for the proper operation of the employees retirement system

Contact: Audrey Ross

Phone Number: Resource Centers, LLC. (561) 459-3007

Members of this Board:
Brandenburg, Mary
Miller, Dorritt
Parks, Mark
Rodgers, Benny
Rodriguez, Jose Luis





Firemen’s Pension Board Of Trustees

Meets: 1st Thursday of each month at 1:30 PM at Fire Station No.1 - 500 N. Dixie Highway

Description: Composed of 5 members

Purpose: General administration, management, and responsibility for the proper operation of the Firefighters retirement system

Contact: Audrey Ross

Phone Number: (561) 459-3007

Members of this Board:
Frano, Ronald A.
Merrell, David
Montante, Gaetano
Parks, Mark
Walker, Brian




Golf Course Advisory Committee

Meets: Every 2nd Wednesday of each month at 4:00 PM. West Palm Beach Golf Course 7001 Parker Avenue.

Description: Composed of 7 members and 2 alternate members

Purpose: Makes decisions relative to management of the municipal golf course

Contact: Dorritt Miller

Phone Number: (561) 822-1400

Members of this Board:
Espin, Luis
Faso, Slavatore A.
Goldstein, Dennis S.
Jensen, Bonni S.
Juliano, Barbara
Kimmel, Bernard
Kuppermann, Ellison
Pavlik, Cheri
Van der Grift, Fritz




Historic Preservation Board

Meets: Every fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:00 PM, Commission Chambers, City Hall

Description: Composed of 7 members and 2 alternate members

Purpose: Reviews and approves all changes to historically designated structures within the city in accordance to the Historic Preservation Ordinance

Contact: Friederike Mittner

Phone Number: (561) 822-1457

Members of this Board:
Aspegren, Theodora
Cobble, Andrew
Ferguson, Gwendolyn
Herrick, Amanda S.
Kammerer, Christopher
Kellogg, Kirstin
Pichney, Daniel
Rodriguez, Jose I.
Serrano, William



Library Advisory Board

Meets: Every 3rd Tuesday of each month at 5:00 PM - Mandel Public Library 411 Clematis Street, 3rd Floor

Description: Composed of 7 members

Purpose: Makes recommendations for the guidance of the library activities

Contact: Chris Murray

Phone Number: (561) 868-7717

Members of this Board:
Aiken, Ricky
Aronberg, Lynn
Castillo, Shaun M.
Conley-Harding, Leesa
Datena, Mabel
Parry, Leo R.
Peppers, Andrea




Nuisance Abatement Board

Meets: 1st Thursday of each month at 6:00 PM, Commission Chambers, City Hall

Description: Composed of 5 members

Upcoming Hearing Dates

Purpose: Hears cases on properties cited for drug activity, prostitution, or gang activity

Contact: Dana Collier Herst

Phone Number: (561) 822-1363

Members of this Board:
Currier, Romin
MacLean, Todd
Medina, Raul
Morrison, Beverly Elliott
Peduzzi, Joseph A.




Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee

Meets:  2nd Tuesday of each month at 4:00 PM, in the Parks & Recreation Conference Room, 3FL City Hall.

Description: Composed of 9 members

Purpose: Addresses all matters affecting the City’s parks, open spaces, and recreational programs.

Contact: Leah Rockwell

Phone Number: (561) 804-4904

Members of this Board:
Braun, Rod A.
Burdick, Gregory
Cullen, Linda G.
Douglass, Perry
Odum, Michael R.
Peterson III, Carl E.
Sned, Patricia J.
Taylor, Jacqueline E.
Waldron, Katherine




Planning Board

Meets: 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM, Commission Chambers, City Hall

Description: Composed of 7 members and 1 alternate member.

Purpose: Recommends policies for physical development and advises in the preparation of the Comprehensive Plan, and considers whether specific proposed developments conform to the Plan.

Contact: Angella Jones-Vann

Phone Number: (561) 822-1441

Members of this Board:
Bakst, Michael R.
Mayans, Steve
McLeod, Todd
Paradelo, Andres E.
Pivko, Peter C.
Raing, Debora G.R.
Weiss, Gregg
Usher, Angela D.




Police Pension Board Of Trustees

Meets: 2nd Friday of each month (on call). Police Benevolent Association Hall  2100 N. Florida Mango Road

Description: Composed of 5 members

Purpose: General administration, management, and responsibility for the proper operation of the Police retirement system

Contact: David M. Williams

Phone Number: (561) 471-0802

Members of this Board:
Ahem, Joseph
Frost, Jack
Kahle, Craig U.
Marchese, Troy
White, Wilton




Small Business Committee

Meets:  Contact Tiffany McCray

Description: Composed of 7 members

Purpose: Considers/decides any appeals of decisions by the manager of the City’s Small Business Division to not certify, firm or business, under Chapter 66 of the City Code

Contact: Tiffany M. Neilly-McCray

Phone Number: (561) 822-1277

Members of this Board:
Burdick, Geoffrey C.
Contreras, Elena E.
Schwartz, Seth
Sullivan, Thais R.
Thomas-Anthony, Tammy S.
Zahniser, Alice V.
Vacant




Sustainability Advisory Committee

Meets: 1st Tuesday of each month at 4PM, in the Flagler Gallery, City Hall

Description: Composed of 9 members

Purpose: The focus of the Committee is to help advance the sustainability goals of the City, please see generalized goals below.
 

General goals of the committee include:

(a) Reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase energy efficiency, conserve water, reduce waste, and employ environmentally-responsible products and technologies.

(b) Promote the use of methods, systems and materials that do not deplete natural land, water, and energy resources or harm natural cycles.

(c) Encourage the growth of green businesses and green jobs within the city, as well as the adoption of sustainable practices by existing businesses.

(d) Empower every resident of the city, regardless of social demographics or economic means, by informing city residents of practical and attainable ways to live sustainably.

(e) Lead by example as a green municipality.

(f) Work cooperatively with leaders in the nonprofit and academic communities, the private sector, the State of Florida, the Federal government and local governments throughout Palm Beach County and South Florida in matters relating to sustainability.

(g) Encourage sustainability as an integral part of the future development of the city.

(h) Develop and implement a city-wide sustainability action plan.

Contact: Penni Redford

Phone Number: (561) 804-4981

Members of this Board:
Bosley, Stewart W.
Crampton, Lew
Fuller, Chanda
Gittere, Dan
Gore, Jennifer
Mejia, Isidro Raul
Parnell, Melissa
Rice, Jack
Stempler, Mark J.




Traffic Calming Advisory Committee

Meets: 1-2 times a year depending on the number of cases.

Description: Composed of 11 members

Purpose:

Contact: Brian Collins

Phone Number: (561) 494-1076

Members of this Board:
Collins, Brian
Conboy, Tom
Dang, Khanh Uyen
Fleming, Bruce
Gawaldo, Gerry (v)
Gribble, Jim
Hansen, Alex
James, Charles S.
Warren, Elizabeth
Wiggs, Emily




Water Advisory Board

Meets: 1st Thursday of each month  at 4:00 PM in the Public Utilities Conference Room. 

Description: Composed of 9 members

Purpose:  The Water Advisory Board serves in an advisory capacity to the City Commission with respect to matters relating to long-range planning for the City’s public water system and in matters relating to the development, use and management of water resources within the City.

Contact: Scott Kelly

Phone Number: (561) 822-1400

Members of this Board:
Banner, Carmen H.
Coniglio, Gail L.
Cooper, Jonathan
Goldberg, Paul W
Levine, Terry J.
Munksgaard, Donald G.
Sain, Eric
Schack, Myles
vacant


Watersheds Advisory Committee

Meets: Contact Ralph Wall for meeting information

Description: Composed of 9 members

Purpose:  Reviews the City's Watershed Programs

Contact: Ralph Wall

Phone Number: (561) 805-6661

Members of this Board:
Bailey, Jesse
Bryant, Carla
Duboy, Antonio
Norberg, Robert
O'Brien, Jennifer
Perry, Daisy
Sabella, Lon
Sain, Eric
Wade, Richard E.


West Palm Beach Housing Authority

Meets: 3rd Wednesday of each month at 4:00 PM at the WPBHA -1715 Division Avenue

Description:Composed of 7 members

Purpose: Oversees public housing developments

Contact: Laurel Robinson

Phone Number: (561) 655-8530

Members of this Board:
Aiken, Ricky
Brown, Larry D.
Nardoni, Ren
Rivera, Cynthia
Scruggs, Zenobia
Smith-Barnes, Denise
Spinelli, Philip V.




Zoning Board Of Appeals

Meets: 1st Thursday of each month at 1:30 PM, Commission Chambers, City Hall

Description: Composed of 5 members and 2 alternate members

Purpose: Hears and decides appeals when errors of order, requirement or the decision made by the zoning officer

Contact: Angella Jones-Vann

Phone Number: (561) 822-1441

Members of this Board:
Barlow, Malaika C.
Carman, James M.
Franks, Rae C.
Heggen, Christopher
Holtz, Scott H.
Lambert, Monte
Steinberg, Alan