Membership Matters
August 5, 2020

Sponsored by The Palm Beach Police and Fire Foundation

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Port of Palm Beach Commissioner
Candidates Forum
Click on the video above to view the Candidates Forum.

Sponsored by The Stanley M. Rumbough, Jr. Legacy Society
Moderated by former news anchor Jim Sackett

As Palm Beach’s neighbor to the north and west, the decisions made by the Port Commission are critical to our island, our environment, and our community. Tune in and learn the candidates’ positions on important issues surrounding the Port of Palm Beach and Peanut Island.

Coming Next Week...
Palm Beach County Commission Candidates Virtual Forum
Sponsored by The Stanley M. Rumbough Jr. Legacy Society

The Board of County Commissioners serves as the legislative and policy-setting body for county government; enacts countywide laws and authorizes programs and all expenditures of county funds. Seven commissioners are elected from single-member districts to staggered four-year terms to represent the entire county. 

Watch this forum and hear from the candidates running for District 1 seats.

Submit a question for the candidates - email on or before 12 noon on Friday, August 7. All questions will be submitted for consideration by the moderator.

This Forum will be delivered to your inbox on Tuesday, August 11th

Membership Does Matter
And Our Members Matter to Us
Current Palm Beach Civic Association members are receiving masks in their mailboxes in an effort to keep the community healthy and stop the spread of the coronavirus. All who have renewed their membership for this year were recently mailed two cloth face masks, and we will continue sending masks to all who renew or join.

Let’s all mask up – and fight this pandemic together.

“Wearing a mask helps slow the spread of COVID for you and your community. Do the right thing and wear a mask.” – Judy Goodman, Healthcare Committee Chair
Critical Needs - Impacting Our Greater Community
The Palm Beach Civic Association Executive Committee has approved the establishment of a new committee to determine the next steps in addressing and supporting critical needs in our greater community.

The Critical Needs Initiative Committee co-chaired by Civic Association Directors Michael Picotte and Michael Pucillo, will create the next platform to help bring food to those in need through the holidays. Committee members include: John Brim, Dave Duffy, Leonard Harlan, Brian McIver, Kit Pannill, Gary Patsley, Robin Senior, Ron Terwilliger, and Bill Tiefel. We look forward to sharing opportunities to support this ongoing issue and help alleviate hunger and food insecurity in Palm Beach County.
Support Local Businesses
Please support our local independent merchants by shopping on the island. Consider buying a gift card now for future gifts to family and friends!
YPO Lecture Series - An Invitation to PBCA Members
YPO is the global leadership community of more than 29,000 chief executives in 130 countries who are driven by the belief that the world needs better leaders. Through a gracious collaboration with YPO Palm Beach Gold Chapter, we are pleased to announce an opportunity for current Civic Association members to participate in upcoming virtual programs. Members may register by emailing Dana Picotte at A link to view the one hour program will be sent by YPO to each registrant.

Upcoming Lectures:

August 13: Life & Leadership Lessons on Education, Ethics & Happiness - 12pm
Jonathan Haidt, World-Renowned Social Psychologist at NYU Stern School of Business, Bestselling Author, Founder of Ethical Systems

August 14: How to Supercharge Your Health Destiny - 12pm
Dr. Eva Selhub, Resilience Expert and Author of "The Stress Management Handbook" and "Your Health Destiny"

August 19: Ikigai, The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life - 11am
Héctor García, Internationally Best-Selling Author of Ikigai, Translated to 57 Languages (Most Translated Book Ever Originally Written in Spanish language)
Leadership begins with our citizens – and the Palm Beach Civic Association brings our citizens together to collaborate on key issues impacting our community. Over a dozen volunteer committees focus on pertinent topics and creative solutions for a better Palm Beach. Critical Needs Initiative, Public Safety, Strategic Planning, Healthcare, and our Environment/Beautification are at the forefront as we continue to protect and enhance our island for generations to come.
The Palm Beach Civic Association will be announcing our highly regarded Global Speaker Series and additional programs this fall. Whether virtually or in person, we will present topnotch speakers of great interest to you during our 77th Season. We look forward to giving value to our membership and providing continued opportunities to enrich our community.  Please contact us for additional information or to join us.
As summer takes you away from Palm Beach, keep an eye on our island. Click here to see live cam coverage all day, every day.

Stay Safe. Be well.
Allison Tardonia
Vice President of Membership | Sponsorship
(561) 725-4006

Dana Picotte
Development Associate
(561) 725-4002