Jerri Muoio, Mayor of the City of West Palm Beach
Jeri Muoio was elected Mayor of the City of West Palm Beach March, 2011. She previously served on the West Palm Beach City Commission for four years, having been reelected twice by the voters.
During the first half of her administration, Mayor Muoio has presided over the important first stages of an economic resurgence in the city. Her focus on strengthening the economy has led to hundreds of new jobs in the city since taking office. Mayor Muoio has pledged to make the City of West Palm Beach more business friendly, understanding that progress and growth are the keys to the city’s future.
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.
Mayor Muoio is a strong advocate for open, transparent government. Her ongoing “Open Access” campaign has led to numerous town hall meetings, neighborhood chats, and outreach efforts. She is the first mayor in the city’s history to make herself available for a weekly “no question off limits” press briefing. She is also the first mayor to reach out directly to residents with a Twitter Town Hall, and she and her team have rolled out new customer survey tools to collect feedback on City performance.
Since taking office, Mayor Muoio has fulfilled her pledge to make government more responsive. She reorganized several departments, and demanded they focus on customer service. In addition, touch screen customer satisfaction kiosks are in the process of being deployed throughout the City.
Mayor Muoio has worked to make the City of West Palm Beach a great place to live, work and raise a family. She has led the fight against the building of Roebuck Road and State Road 7 and has been instrumental in the building of fire stations to serve the communities which were underserve. A strong proponent of equality, the Mayor was responsible for securing family health benefits for domestic partners of employees of the City of West Palm Beach. The creation of a vibrant Downtown, the maintenance of safe, beautiful neighborhoods and the open communication with constituents are all priorities for Mayor Muoio.
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 and is the mother of Jessica and grandmother of Jordan, Jada and Julian.