July 2012 Meetings Recap

We thank the Village of Wellington for hosting us at their bustling Community Center.

Board Meeting  Lake Worth Vice Mayor Scott Maxwell was appointed as the League Representative on the Community Land Trust board of directors, and Royal Palm Beach Councilmember Jeff Hmara was appointed as an alternate on the Water Resources Task Force.  Both appointments were ratified at the General Membership meeting.  We appreciate their service on behalf of the League.

President Todd Wodraska, Palm Beach Shores Commissioner Lisa Tropepe, and Boca Raton Deputy Mayor Susan Haynie were nominated to the Florida League of Cities Board of Directors.  In the event that any of the three are unable complete the term,  West Palm Beach Commissioner Isaac Robinson, Jr. was named as the replacement.

Executive Director Richard Radcliffe's contract was renewed, and proposed changes to the League's Articles of Incorporation and By-laws were approved.  The amendments have been distributed to the membership, and scheduled to be ratified at the August 29th General Membership meeting.

Former Lake Worth Commissioner Retha Lowe was appointed to the Commission on Ethics.  (She subsequently resigned from the appointment; this issue will be revisited at the August 29th meeting with the current applicants.)

The Board approved new members Anthony Government Solutions and Feeding South Florida.  Welcome to the League!

General Membership Meeting  Mayor Bob Margolis welcomed everyone to the Village.  Miramar Mayor Lori Moseley, a candidate for Florida League of Cities 2nd Vice President, addressed the group.  Youth Delegation Chair Tijienene Gordon gave a report on YODEL projects.

The presentation addressed increasing broadband availability in our communities.  The speakers were Chuck Spalding, Palm Beach County Information Services Project Manager, and Melinda Miller, IT Director for the Town of Jupiter. CLICK HERE for Ms. Miller's presentation.

The August meetings will be on the 5th Wednesday, August 29th, due to the Florida League of Cities Annual Conference.  We will meet at the Lantana Recreation Center