Jeri Muoio, Mayor of the City of West Palm Beach
Jeri Muoio was first elected Mayor of the City of West Palm Beach in March, 2011 and re-elected in 2015. She previously served on the West Palm Beach City Commission for four years and was reelected twice by the voters.
During her administration, Mayor Muoio has presided over an economic resurgence in West Palm Beach. Her focus on strengthening the economy has led to the creation of thousands of new jobs in the City. Her vision of a more efficient government with streamlined processes for economic development has made West Palm Beach an attractive city in which to do business. Mayor Muoio has also overseen the creation of the Flagler Financial District and, with other stakeholders, is successfully attracting global financial firms to West Palm Beach. She frequently tells business and industry leaders that the City of West Palm Beach is not only open “for” business but also open “to” business.
Under Mayor Muoio’s leadership, the City of West Palm Beach has earned the highly coveted 4-STAR Community rating. She opened an Office of Sustainability—the only government office of its kind in the area—to implement programs to protect the City’s precious resources, to promote resilience, and to combat the threat of climate change. She is currently leading the fight against unnecessary roads and has worked to make West Palm Beach more walkable and bicycle friendly.
Mayor Muoio understands that investing in our youth is key to the city’s future. She implemented the Mayor’s Village Initiative to focus on African-American boys and young men in the City’s North End. Under her leadership, the City has partnered with other agencies to help at-risk youth develop skills needed for jobs, and a Neighborhood Accountability Board—based on the principles of restorative justice-- for first-time misdemeanor offenders ages 12-to-18. Through the Mayor’s Youth Council, Mayor Muoio helps develop the next generation of leaders.
Mayor Muoio is a strong advocate for open, transparent government. She has fulfilled her pledge to make government more responsive. She reorganized several departments and demanded they focus on customer service. In addition, a strategic plan for the City, a 10 year budget plan, short and long term water plans, and a storm water master plan were developed.
Mayor Muoio holds a doctorate in Education Leadership from Syracuse University and worked for many years as a school district leader. She resides in West Palm Beach with her husband Charles. She is the mother of Jessica and grandmother of Jordan, Jada and Julian.
Phone: (561) 822-1400
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- PO Box 3366 West Palm Beach, FL 33402
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