News Release

WPB City Attorney Announces Retirement

February 3, 2014


“It has been my pleasure and my privilege to serve the City since 1996″
                                                                                    City Attorney Claudia McKenna


(West Palm Beach, FL) – West Palm Beach City Attorney Claudia McKenna announced today her plans to retire at the beginning of April. McKenna has been the first female City Attorney in the city’s history.

In her official letter, given to Mayor Jeri Muoio, McKenna cited several reasons for her retirement. They included: Joseph, age nine; Elsa, age six; Johnny, age two; Mac, age one; and Claudia, age seven months. All of them are McKenna’s grandchildren.

“While I am looking forward to spending more time with my husband, my children and my grandchildren, I will miss being the City’s attorney,” wrote McKenna.

Mayor Muoio announced the retirement at the start of the City’s Commission meeting Monday.

“She successfully led our legal department for over a decade and her presence and leadership will be very hard to replace,” said Muoio during the meeting.


Mayor Muoio simultaneously announced the city’s plans to move forward with finding a new city attorney.  A search, involving a search firm that specializes in filling legal positions, will begin immediately.  If no permanent replacement is found by the time McKenna leaves in April, the Mayor will appoint an interim city attorney.

McKenna’s last day will be April 4, 2014.

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