Joseph Peduzzi was sworn into office on April 4, 2019, by the Honorable Sarah Willis, Circuit Judge.
Commissioner Peduzzi’s district, the largest in terms of land mass, includes the beautiful Grassy Waters Everglades Preserve, 23 square miles of pristine wetlands; an ecosystem of native wildlife and the source of fresh water for the City of West Palm Beach and the Towns of Palm Beach and South Palm Beach.
In addition to his commitment to protect our valuable natural resources, Commissioner Peduzzi has demonstrated a life-long commitment to public service. He cares deeply about the City, and he is moved by the concerns of his constituents. He has pledged to find solutions to violent crime and homelessness. He envisions a City where everyone feels safe in every neighborhood.
Prior to holding elective office, Commissioner Peduzzi was a former member of the City’s Affordable Housing Advisory Committee, Vice Chair of the Criminal Justice Advisory Committee, and Chair of the Nuisance Abatement Board.
Commissioner Peduzzi currently serves as the City’s representative to the National League of Cities, the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council, the Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency, the Criminal Justice Commission’s Reentry Task Force, and is the Commission Liaison to the City’s Criminal Justice Advisory Committee. As the District 4 Commissioner, he is also an Honorary Member of the Grassy Waters Conservancy.
Professionally, Commissioner Peduzzi is a personal injury lawyer. His office is located on Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard, where Joe serves as President of his office condominium association. Joe has has been awarded the prestigious “AV” Rating from Martindale Hubble, the highest rating possible for legal ability and ethics, and is Life Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
In addition to his professional accomplishments, Joe has served on numerous other charitable and civic boards, including Secretary of the Ibis Property Owners Association, President of the North Palm Beach Volunteer Fire Dept., Inc., and as a board member of both an animal rescue and an adolescent substance abuse treatment facility.
Commissioner Peduzzi is particularly proud of his volunteer work in the field of public safety. For almost 20 years, Joe served the citizens of North Palm Beach as a Volunteer Firefighter/EMT, and a Reserve Police Officer. A Life Member of his department, Joe was promoted through the ranks of Lieutenant, Captain and ultimately the top volunteer position of Deputy Fire Chief & Chief of Volunteers, prior to retirement from active duty. Joe has received numerous awards and commendations, including the Award for Outstanding & Devoted Service, and has received both the Firefighter of the Year and Police Officer of the Month awards.
Commissioner Peduzzi graduated from Cardinal Newman High School in West Palm Beach, and received his undergraduate degree in Political Science from Loyola University in New Orleans. He attended law school at Nova Southeastern University, graduating with a Juris Doctorate, and is currently working towards the Public Leadership Credential, “PLC,” at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He is a member of the Florida Bar, in good standing.
Commissioner Peduzzi lives in Ibis with his wife, Erin, a former teacher and current law student, and his daughters Julia, 9, and Alexa, 6.
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