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Application to Serve on City Boards, Committees & Commissions:

The application will be used for considering an appointment to a City board, committee or commission.

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Office of the Mayor
PO Box 3366
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 at scwelter@wpg.org

Phone Number: (561) 822-1521
Members of this Board:
Edward Golson
Gladys Ramirez
Jamnea Finlayson
Jessica Ransom
Karen White
Philip Growick
Shalonda Warren
Roger Jackson
Tacara Chambers

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: Beverly Mahaso

Phone Number: (561) 822-1380
Members of this Board:
Carolyn Williams-Smith
David Rosenstein
Kelly Shoaf, Commission President and Committee Chair
Sandra Close Turnquest
Seth Lipson

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 at jlrodriguez@wpb.org

Phone Number: (561) 494-1000
Members of this Board:
Bennett Evans Greene
Darlene Edic-Crawford
Janie O. Peters
Jim Gibbs
Marvis Carroll-Emory
Ryan C. Booker

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: Allison Justice

Phone Number: (561) 822-1450
Members of this Board:
Commissioner Christina Lambert
Commissioner Christy Fox
Commissioner Cory Neering
Commissioner Joseph A. Peduzzi
Mayor Keith James
Commissioner Kelly Shoaf

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 9 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: Allison Justice

Phone Number: (561) 822-1450

Members of this Board:
Angela Ogburn
Charles Adams
Gregory M. Gryczan
Michael Howe
Russell J. Greene
T. Denise Williams
Thais R. Sullivan

Construction Board Of Adjustments & Appeals

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

Description: Composed of 7 members

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 at rbrown@wpb.org

Phone Number: (561) 805-6652
Members of this Board:
Daniel T. Caravan
Eric Piotke
Everett C. Fennell
Larry B. Rowe
Matthew Marks
Michael J. Stellino
Thomas J. McCarthy

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: Chief Frank Adderley at fadderley@wpb.org

Phone Number: (561) 822-1613
Members of this Board:
Beverly Elliott Morrison
Darrell K. Hunter
Deandre J. Poole, Ph.D.
Emira Kasem
Jennifer B. Loyless
Leon M. Lipstick

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 at aaponte@wpb.org

Phone Number: (561) 822-1439
Members of this Board:
Bradley "Brad" McPherson
Brian Cheguis
David Felton
Gregory Gabriel
Johnelee Dizon
Michael S. Cuevas
Nicholas "Nick" Mihelich
Roger P. Janssen
Stephen Graham

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 at rclemente@westpalmbeachdda.com

Phone Number: (561) 833-8873
Members of this Board:
Cynthia Nalley
Lisa Gerard
Mary Hurley-Lane
Richard V. Reikenis
Robert Sanders
Upendo Shabazz-Phillips
William P. Jacobson

Education Advisory Committee

Meets: 4th Thursday 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 at pbrooks@wpb.org

Phone Number: (561) 822-1390
Members of this Board:
Alexander Morales
Bongsoon Zubay
Benjamin Gao (Student)
Claudia Kirk Barto
Jennifer L. Briceno
Jennifer Marie Johnson
Luis Miguel Lancho
Marcia M. Bedasse
Marilyn R. Pickens
Vacant (Student)

Employee Deferred Compensation Advisory Committee (457)

Meets: For meeting information call Jennifer Chripczuk 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: Jennifer Chripczuk

Phone Number: (561) 494-1000
Members of this Board:
Alden C. Wilder
Armando Fana
Dathan Griffiths
James Louis
Janice Long Collins
Jose Luis Rodriguez
Richard McConnell

Employee Defined Contribution Administrative Committee (401a)

Meets: For meeting Information call Jennifer Chripczuk (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: Jennifer Chripczuk

Phone Number: (561) 494-1000
Members of this Board:
Armando Fana
Jose Luis Rodriguez
Linda McDermott
Lisa Hathaway
Mark Parks

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: A.C. Lovingood

Phone Number: Resource Centers, LLC. (561) 624-3277
Members of this Board:
Armando Fana
Benny E. Rodgers
Christopher T. Harrison
Jose Luis Rodriguez
Leon Pinder
Mark Anthony Parks
Stephen Hunter

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: Scott Baur

Phone Number: (561) 624-3277 (Resource Centers, LLC)
Members of this Board:
Brian Walker
David Merrell
Gaetano Montante
Mark Parks
Ronald A. Frano

Golf Course Advisory Committee

Meets: TBD

Description: Composed of 7 members and 2 alternate members

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

Contact: Armando Fana

Phone Number: (561) 822-1400
Members of this Board:
Barbara Juliano
Bonni S. Jensen
Catherine Ast
Cheri Pavlik
Dennis S. Goldstein
Dr. Bernard Kimmel
Luis Espin
Salvatore A. Faso

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 at fmittner@wpb.org

Phone Number: (561) 822-1457
Members of this Board:
Amanda Herrick-Skier
Daniel Pichney
Gabriel Jaroslavsky
Keith Williams
Kenneth C. Breslauer
Kristin H. Kellog
Nicholas Kassatly
Reginald G. Stambaugh

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 at cmurray@wpb.org

Phone Number: (561) 868-7717
Members of this Board:
Andrea Peppers
Ginny L. Coyle
Leesa Conley-Harding
Leo R. Parry
Lynn Aronberg
Mabel Datena
Manuela Badawy

Nuisance Abatement Board

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

Description: Composed of 5 members and 2 alternates

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

Contact: CityAttorney's Office at afranconero@wpb.org 

Phone Number: (561) 822-1366
Members of this Board:
Daniel DeLisi
Elizabeth Fountain
Laura R. Cole
Marion Gross
Robert Norvell
Ronald E. Warmecke
William Meredith Holland, Jr.

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 at lrockwell@wpb.org

Phone Number: (561) 804-4904
Members of this Board:
Carl E. Peterson III
Cynthia "Cindy" Winter
Jacquelyn E. Taylor
Kara Mattini Renne
Matthew Goldberger
Michael R. Odum
Patricia J. Sned
Perry Douglass
Todd MacLean

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 at ajones-vann@wpb.org

Phone Number: (561) 822-1441
Members of this Board:
Andres E. Paradelo
Christopher Chase
Deborah G.R. Raing
Mark L. Pateman
Peter C. Pivko, AIA
Scott Harrison Holtz
Steve Mayans
Todd McLeod

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 at davew@wpbppf.com

Phone Number: (561) 471-0802
Members of this Board:
Craig U. Kahle
Dana M. Santino
Jonathan"Jack" Frost
Joseph Ahern
Troy Marchese

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: Frank Hayden at ffhayden@wpb.org

Phone Number: (561) 822-2104
Members of this Board:
Alice V Zahniser
Elena E. Contreras
Geoffrey C. Burdick
Seth Schwartz
Tammy S. Thomas-Anthony
Thais R. Sullivan


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 at predford@wpb.org

Phone Number: (561) 804-4981
Members of this Board:
Allan J. Federman
Christopher Savery
Elizabeth Badgett
Matthew Craig Chambers
Polly Daugherty
Robert M. Castrovinci
Rod A. Braun
Sean Bernardeau
Stewart W. Bosley

Traffic Calming Advisory Committee

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

Description: Composed of 11 members

Purpose:

Contact: Uyen, Dang

Phone Number: (561) 494-1087
Members of this Board:
Alex Hansen
Charles S. James
David Fink
Elizabeth Warren
Emily Wiggs
Khanh Uyen Dang
Lina M. Camacho
Peter LeDuc
Poonam Kalkat
Tom Conboy
Vacant

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: Poonam Kalkat

Phone Number: (561) 822-1400
Members of this Board:
Angela A. Prymas
Anita Quinn
Bill Newgent
Gail L. Coniglio
Harriet M. Sacher
Justice Ira Raab
Kathy Willowghby
Myles Schack
Ron D. Herman

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 at rwall@wpb.org

Phone Number: (561) 805-6661
Members of this Board:
Antonio Duboy
Bharat Gupta
Carla Bryant
Daisy Perry
Eric Sain
Jennifer O'Brien
Lon Sabella
Richard E. Wade
Robert Norberg

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 at lrobinson@wpbha.org

Phone Number: (561) 655-8530
Members of this Board:
Allen Gast
Cynthia Rivera
Denise Smith-Barnes
Larry D. Brown
Nicholas T. O'Neal
Ricky Aiken
Tanzanika Lillard

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 at ajones-vann@wpg.org

Phone Number: (561) 822-1441
Members of this Board:
Alfred J. Fields Jr.
Christopher Heggen, P.E.
Christopher Kammerer
James M. Carman
Malaika C. Barlow
Michael Wood
Michael D. Hyman