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MAYOR JAMES APPOINTS FAYE W. JOHNSON WPB CITY ADMINISTRATOR

After an extensive search to which more than 100 candidates responded, West Palm Beach Mayor Keith A. James has appointed Faye W. Johnson to the position of City Administrator for the City of West Palm Beach. In this role, Ms. Johnson will coordinate the activities of all administrative departments, divisions, and agencies and serve as special liaison between the mayor, city commission and all departments, divisions, boards and commissions. Ms. Johnson will be responsible for oversight and administration of an operating budget over $500 million and City workforce of more than 1,700 employees. Ms. Johnson will report to Mayor James.

Ms. Johnson has more than 33 years of diversified government experience including 13 years in county government administration, 17 years in city government operations, and three years of formal city management training. A native of West Palm Beach, Ms. Johnson will become the City’s first city administrator who is a woman and African American.

The salary for the city administrator will be recommended by the Mayor to the City Commission for their consideration and approval.

“Having Faye Johnson as our new city administrator is a big win for the City of West Palm Beach,” said Mayor Keith A. James. “The breadth and depth of her experience, qualifications and training truly distinguished her and set her above and apart from other candidates. A daughter of West Palm Beach, she knows our city, its residents, and neighbors in other municipalities and government agencies. I look forward to working with her, shoulder to shoulder, to lead our city forward. I know she will do a great job for the City and will do so with the utmost integrity.”

“I am humbled, honored and excited to serve as City Administrator,” said Ms. Johnson. “I will work diligently with the Mayor, Commission, City staff, residents, business owners and partner agencies for the betterment of the City”.

Ms. Johnson joined the City as Assistant City Administrator in August 2019, charged with oversight of the Human Resources, Finance and Information Technology Departments and the Office of the City Clerk. Since October 2019, Ms. Johnson has served as Interim City Administrator. Her prior extensive experience includes serving as Assistant County Administrator for Palm Beach County, County Administrator for St. Lucie County, and Deputy Director of Community and Economic Development for the City of Fort Lauderdale. Early in her career, Ms. Johnson worked for the City of West Palm Beach as Director of Housing and Community Development.

Ms. Johnson holds a Master of Public Administration from Howard University and Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Bethune-Cookman College. She has previously served on the Board of Directors of the Florida City-County Management Association, National Forum for Black Public Administrators, and currently serves on the board of Leadership Palm Beach County. She is the recipient of the International City Management Association 2011 Strategic Leadership Award and was named the American City-County Magazine 2011 County Leader of the Year.

 

This Month:

Mayor James to Deliver 2020 State of the City

 

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Palm Beach County Convention Center, 640 Okeechobee Blvd.

Join us! West Palm Beach Mayor Keith A. James will deliver the 2020 State of the City Address at the January Breakfast of the Chamber of the Palm Beaches. Mayor James will reflect on the City’s recent accomplishments and announce updates on key city priorities. Arrive early and network with elected officials and other community leaders while enjoying fresh coffee. Free breakfast and parking will be provided. 

 

WPB Approves Resolution in Support of PBTPA's 2045 Long-Range Transportation Plan

The West Palm Beach City Commission has approved Resolution No. 421-19 supporting the 2045 Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency’s (PBTPA) Long-Range Transportation Plan. The plan removed the proposed State Road 7 (SR 7), Jog Road and Roebuck Road extensions.

The safety of the City’s drinking water would be threatened by the development and extension of SR 7 through Grassy Waters Preserve, the 23-square mile pristine remnant of the Everglades that serves as the freshwater supply source for water customers in the City of West Palm Beach, the Town of Palm Beach and the Town of South Palm Beach. The development of SR 7, Roebuck Road, and Jog Road is also inconsistent with the City’s adopted Comprehensive Plan, the policy foundation for City planning and land use.

 

Public Meetings

The public is invited and encouraged to attend WPB public meetings. 

***Meetings held in the Commission Chambers, Mayors' Board Room,and Flagler Gallery are located at City Hall, which is located at 401 Clematis Street***

MONDAY, JANUARY 6, 2020

  • CANCELLED: 9:15 a.m., Strategic Planning Fiscal Year 20/21 Workshop (Flagler Gallery)
  • 10:00 a.m., Mayor/Commission Work Session (Flagler Gallery)
  • 11:00 a.m., Selection Committee Meeting for Education Campaign Services -RFP 19-20-206 (City Center, 5th Floor)

TUESDAY, JANUARY 7

  • 4:00 p.m., Sustainability Advisory Committee (Mayors' Board Room)

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8

  • 9:00 a.m., ECR Board Meeting (Flagler Gallery)
  • 1:00 p.m., Plans & Plat Review Committee (Mayors' Board Room)

THURSDAY, JANUARY 9

  • 7:30 a.m., Police Athletic League (Police Community Room, 600 Banyan Blvd.)
  • 11:00 a.m., City Commission Agenda Review (Mayors' Board Room)
  • 1:30 p.m., Zoning Board of Appeals (Commission Chambers)

FRIDAY, JANUARY 10

  • 8:30 a.m., WPB Police Pension Fund (Police Benevolent Hall, 2100 N. Florida Mango Rd.)
 
 
 

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