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Mayor James, WPB Kicks off 125th Anniversary

Rep. Lois Frankel, Mayor Keith A. James, Commissioner Richard Ryles, Fmr. Mayor Nancy Graham, Commissioner Joe Peduzzi, Commission President Christine Lambert, Commissioner Kelly Shoaf, Commissioner Cory Neering, Fmr. Mayor Jeri Muoio

It’s “thyme” to celebrate! The City of West Palm Beach kicked off its 125th Anniversary during the recent opening of this season’s GreenMarket, celebrating its own 25 years! Chartered on November 5, 1894, the City has a full calendar of celebrations to culminate at the Fourth on Flagler 2020.

At the recent GreenMarket celebration, Mayor Keith James spoke as local dignitaries put sentimental items and artifacts into a “thyme” capsule. Items included current zoning maps of the city, T-shirts, newspaper articles and postcards. Former mayors including Rep. Lois Frankel, Mayor Nancy Graham and Mayor Jeri Muoio were on hand to celebrate, as well as city commissioners and former city commissioners.

 

Historic Preservation in West Palm Beach

WPB boasts 17 historic districts, 46 individually designated properties

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WPB Historic Preservation Planner Friederike Mittner, AICP



What a journey it’s been!

Most residents and visitors alike have heard the story of West Palm Beach’s early settlement between 1884 and 1902. How, Henry Flagler after being enchanted by the area, while expanding his railroad south, created the Town of Palm Beach as an exclusive seaside resort for wealthy northern industrialists. Then in 1893, Flagler purchased land on the west side of the water body Lake Worth to establish West Palm Beach as a separate commercial center. The first FEC train pulled into town in 1894, and things have been full steam ahead since then.

 

Statement by Mayor Keith A. James

on World Series Teams

“Congratulations to the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals on advancing to the World Series. It’s a great joy to see both teams, which hold Spring Training in the City of West Palm Beach, accomplish what they’ve been working toward. West Palm Beach is celebrating today as we recognize their great achievement, and we are honored that our city is their part-time home. I look forward to welcoming the World Series champions back to West Palm Beach in the spring!” -Keith A. James, Mayor 

 
 

Public Meetings

The public is invited and encouraged to attend public meetings. 

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

 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2019

  • 10:00 a.m., Mayor/Commission Work Session (Flagler Gallery)

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2019

  • No Meetings

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2019

  • No Meetings

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2019

  • 10:00 a.m., ECR Board Meeting (Flagler Gallery)
  • 11:00 a.m., City Commission Agenda Review (Mayors' Board Room)

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2019

  • No Meetings
 
 
 

The City of West Palm Beach is committed to making infrastructure improvements in neighborhoods citywide. Click below for a look at recent "Notices of Commencement."

 

Save the Date! 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. 

 

2020 Census: What is the Census?

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In March, the U.S. Census will begin inviting households across the country to participate in the 2020 Census. Each home will receive an invitation to respond to a short questionnaire--online, by phone, or by mail. This will mark the first time that you will be able to respond to the census online. Watch the video above to learn more!

 
 

Family fun at the Vision Zero WPB

Community Block Party!

Learning how to be safe CAN be lots of FUN at the Vision Zero West Palm Beach Community Block Party! Join us as we celebrate safety AND our City's 125th anniversary! There will be fun FREE family activities, giveaways and more! Free bike helmets while supplies last!

Saturday, November 16, 2019; 10 a.m. - Noon

Fire Station #3, 5050 Broadway

 

Grassy Waters Preserve Boardwalk

Hike & Snail Craft

View of Cypress Boardwalk at Grassy Waters

This FREE program is designed for children ages 4 and over who must be accompanied by an adult. Each program includes a family-friendly guided boardwalk hike and an opportunity to create a craft to take home.

WHERE: Grassy Waters Preserve, 8264 Northlake Blvd, WPB

Sunday, October 27, 2019, 2-3:30 p.m.: Snail Shell Painting

Join us for a free family-friendly guided boardwalk hike focusing on the endangered snail kite and the snail they eat. Grassy Waters is one of the best places to observe these unique birds. Then decorate your very own snail shell to take home.

Saturday, November 30, 2019, 2-3:30 p.m.: Feathered Friends

Join us for a free family-friendly guided boardwalk hike to search for our unique wetland birds. Learn more about their amazing adaptations and how their feathers were used by humans throughout history. Create and decorate your very own craft binoculars to take home!

 Saturday, November 10, 2019: Native American Mask Making

Join us for a free family-friendly guided boardwalk hike to learn how Native Americans used this area, and then create your own Calusa masks to take home.

Wear closed-toe shoes, hat, sunscreen and bring a refillable water bottle. Reservations are required for all programs (561) 804-4985

 

Mandel Public Library is moving Yoga to Howard Park Community Center for Nov.

The Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach is making some exciting technology improvements to our public spaces on the 2nd and 3rd floors, including the Auditorium, where yoga classes currently take place. Due to the temporary closing of the Auditorium, we are moving the library’s weekly Tuesday and Saturday yoga classes to Howard Park Community Center located at 1302 Parker Avenue, just south of Okeechobee Blvd. City residents can bring a mat and join yogi Priyanka Shanbag (RYT 200 certified) for a FREE gentle vinyasa (flow) practice during the following days and times:

Tuesdays: October 29, November 5, 12, 19, 26, 5:45 PM – 6:45PM and 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Saturdays: November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM

The classes are FREE; however optional donations are accepted by instructor at time of class. For more information, please call the library at 561-868-7701.

 
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FREE EVENTS & ACTIVITES!

***Library is located at 411 Clematis Street***

  • Oct. 27    Stories & Music of "Tin Pan Alley" Era
  • Oct. 30    Halloween Play & Party

NOVEMBER

  • YOGA NOTE: Our regular Yoga classes on Tuesdays & Saturdays will take place at Howard Park Community Center in November
  • Mondays  -  Rumba & Mambo Dance Classes
  • Fridays - Storytime in the Garden at the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens (Nov. 1, 8, 15 & 22)
  • Nov. 2 - Season’s Greetings Card Workshop
  • Nov. 3 - Storytime with Palm Beach Opera featuring The Pirates of Penzance
  • Nov. 7 - Read for the Record: Thank You Omu
  • Nov. 8 - Teen STEM Day
 
 

WPB TV Headlines

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VIDEO: City Commission Meeting (October 21, 2019)

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VIDEO: The City of WPB is Celebrating its 125 Anniversary: Come Celebrate!

 
 
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