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INSIDER Newsletter (12/2/2017)



West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio


















December 2, 2017




Join us for Mayor Muoio's

2018 State of the City Address



Mayor Jeri Muoio will lay out the blueprint for her final year in office during the 2018 State of the City address. The Mayor will deliver remarks during the January breakfast of the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches, presented by Good Samaritan Medical Center. Learn how the Mayor's long-term plan for economic prosperity and increased quality of life, that has driven so many key decisions over her tenure, will culminate in the new year.


Free parking will be sponsored by Hedrick Brothers Construction. Courtesy of host sponsor GL Homes, arrive early and network with elected officials and other community leaders. Enjoy coffee sponsored by Aqua Marketing & Communications and a gift sponsored by Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC.



Wednesday, January 24, 2018

  • 7:00 a.m. Early Bird Coffee, Check-In and Networking
  • 7:30 a.m. Program begins
  • 9:15 a.m. Program concludes


Palm Beach County Convention Center; 650 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach


Discount seats are available until 5pm, Wednesday, January 17, 2018


  • $45 before the deadline
  • $50 after the deadline


  • $55 before the deadline
  • $60 after the deadline

Corporate Table Sponsor (Table of 10)

  • $550 for Members
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FITTEAM Marathon Road Closures on December 3

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What’s Up West Palm Beach? Learn More about Your City through New Podcast

City Announces Innovative New Podcasting Partnership with 850WFTL/Alpha Media


Mayor Jeri Muoio and the Host of "What's Up West Palm Beach" Karen Curtis of 850 WFTL


The City of West Palm Beach Department of Communications has joined forces with Alpha Media station 850 WFTL to create the "What's Up West Palm Beach" podcast. This innovative joint media partnership, perhaps among the first of its kind in the country, provides West Palm Beach residents, visitors and anyone with an interest in the City with another option to obtain the newest information about and from the City. Hosted by award winning local news anchor and West Palm Beach resident Karen Curtis, "What's Up West Palm Beach" will explore key City issues and provide residents with important information about public services, events, and more.


“Being able to connect, communicate and engage with our residents helps us, as a City, receive valuable feedback from residents to help us to build an even better City for all,” said West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio. “We are grateful to 850WFTL/Alpha Media for partnering with us on this innovative podcasting effort to deliver City information to our residents and, also, to reach an even broader global audience with an interest in West Palm Beach.”


Given studies showing that at least 1 in 5 people listen to podcasts at least occasionally and that podcast listeners tend to stay tuned in longer than with other types of content, the City of West Palm Beach sees this partnership as a valuable way to inform and engage with the public. The podcasting format will enable guests to discuss topics in depth, unlike in very short soundbites found in more traditional broadcasting mediums.


The “What’s Up West Palm Beach” podcast is recorded at the 850 WFTL studio in West Palm Beach at least twice a month, and listeners can tune in to the podcast by visiting the City's website ( and 850 WFTL's website ( 850 WFTL will also feature elements of the "What's Up West Palm" podcast during its daily morning radio news programming.


“'What’s up West Palm Beach'” will be the podcast that allows our listeners and the City of West Palm Beach to stay connected,” said WFTL Program Director Paul Mason. “We are excited about continuing our great relationship with the Mayor and City.”


“As News Director of 850WFTL, I love being plugged in directly to the City of West Palm Beach and enjoy being able to tell the residents of the City about what is going on in their own backyard though the podcast," said host Karen Curtis.


Already, the City and 850 WFTL have recorded three podcasts which are available for listening online. During the very first "What’s Up West Palm Beach "podcast, Karen Curtis interviewed Mayor Muoio about the state of the City and her vision for the City’s future. Listeners can also hear Community Events Manager Mary Pinak’s interview on the City’s very iconic Sandi Holiday Tree, which has generated international interest. Most recently, Karen checked in with Economic Development Director Christopher Roog to discuss Flagler Shore, the temporary pilot project that activates space along the waterfront on Flagler Drive. More podcasts will be uploaded soon. Stay tuned!


The City thanks Alpha Media and 850 WFTL for its generous support of this podcasting initiative and, also, our many City events!


City to Host

Flagler Shore Community Think Tank


The City of West Palm Beach, West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) , and West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) will hold a community think tank to discuss Flagler Shore on Saturday, December 16 at 4:00 p.m along Flagler Shore in the public space located in front of E.R. Bradley’s (intersection of Clematis and Flagler).


The Flagler Shore pilot project temporarily reduces Flagler Drive between Lakeview and Banyan to two lanes in order to reclaim 63,000 sq. ft. of additional public space for pedestrians, bicyclists, merchants and additional programming on the WPB waterfront.


This is an opportunity for members of the public to provide ideas for what they would like to see that would attract people to the waterfront. There will be a series of interactive exchange booths where participants can collaborate with the hosts and discuss how to make the waterfront more vibrant.  


The public is invited to participate in the discussion by providing their thoughts on the project to date, suggestions for programming, and ideas to make the waterfront more inviting for residents and visitors. The City encourages residents to participate in the discussion and help determine the future of the WPB waterfront.


Following the community think tank, visitors can experience Flagler Shore for themselves and explore the Music on the Shore event featuring live music, vendors, artists and more along the WPB waterfront. 


Music at the Shore

December 16, 2017

6:00 to 10:00 PM

Throughout Flagler Shore


Guests can enjoy live music and dancing under the stars at Flagler Shore with various local bands and solo acts on three stages along with artists, vendors and more.  There will also be an open mic for those who wish to share their talent, first come first sing/play. Also, check out the new Manta Swimwear collection, because it is always sunny in Florida. Hosted by the DDA, UniverCity Backyard Garden, and the Song Catcher Project. Lineup includes KIDS (indie, folk alternative rock), Rivers (cool indie pop), Keith Welsh (folk), Nicholas Roberts (indie rock), Keith Johns (folk), and Mike Dunn (folk). End the night, by coming together and singing Auld Lang Syne to be captured through the Song Catcher project live recording.


To learn more about Flagler Shore, visit:


Sandi’s Full “Holiday Tail” Unwrapped During Clematis by Night Holiday Tree Lighting


Sandi Made her Debut at Thursday's Clematis by Night

Sandi, a 600-ton, 35-foot holiday tree sculpted of sand, is the star of the City of West Palm Beach’s seasonal celebrations, but this year, she is sharing the spotlight. During the much-anticipated Clematis by Night Holiday Tree Lighting on Nov. 30, Sandi revealed her fostered friend – a great dane mix named Duke. Affectionately referred to as a “great dane for a great dame,” the “Duke of Sandi Land” made his debut with much fanfare from locals and tourists. More than 10,000 people were on the Waterfront waiting for a glimpse of his 50-ton, 15-foot stature.


“Every year Sandi’s story – and her sassy personality – unwrap a little bit more, and this year has surely been one of the most fun,” said Mary Pinak, Community Events Manager for the City of West Palm Beach Department of Parks and Recreation. “People have been mesmerized all month about Sandi and her mystery ‘love’ and we are so excited to be able to reveal Duke - the only male Sandi could ever really love.”



Sandi has returned to the Waterfront for the sixth year, as part of the City’s annual Holiday in Paradise promotion. Team Sandtastic, a world-renowned sand sculpting company from Southwest Florida, sculpts Sandi’s story – and curves – for nearly two weeks. Once completed, local lighting design company Fusedog Media worked all day and night synchronizing Sandi’s famed nightly light shows. In all, it takes nearly a month to create the star of the show.


In addition to Duke, whose adoption story is scrolled out on a photo opp spot downtown, new Sandi Land elements include a “psyched” out upgrade to the City’s GLOW Fore It mini golf, including black light paint around the course of peace signs, smiley faces and hearts. Holes will also be better lit for nighttime play, with florescent circles rounding out the vibrant display. Guests will also notice a new play through featured, labeled the “tunnel of lights” at hole 5. As a holiday gift, the City, in partnership with three local hospitals - JFK Medical Center Main Campus, JFK Medical Center North Campus and Palms West Hospital – will be offering mini golf for free Monday – Wednesday. Cost is $2.50 per person, per round, Thursday – Sunday. GLOW Fore It mini golf is open Monday – Friday from 6 - 10:00 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday noon to 10 p.m.


Photo Courtesy: Kim Seng

On display until December 31, Sandi’s seasonal supporting cast of activities includes additional sand sculptures in Sandi Land and a backstage peek into Sandi’s “dressing room,” “Glow FORE It” mini golf, “Reindeer Games” Trivia Night, and kids and adults of all ages can enjoy additional holiday cheer by creating their own Florida-style snowman in SnowieVille. Plus, more than a dozen of West Palm Beach’s favorite – and free – weekly and monthly City events will celebrate Sandi, the star of Holiday in Paradise.


Since making her grand entrance in 2012, Sandi has received numerous international and regional awards and accolades, including being named “Best New Event” and “Best Event within an Existing Festival” by the International Festivals and Events Association; and “Most Innovative Project” by the Florida Festivals and Events Association.  Sandi has also been featured in The Huffington Post, on CNN and The Ellen Show and even has her very own, and wildly popular, Twitter account - @Sanditreewpb.


For more information about Sandi Land, the full Holiday in Paradise activity schedule, and other Waterfront events, visit, call 561-822-1515 or follow the City of West Palm Beach on Facebook @CityofWPB and on Twitter and Instagram @westpalmbch.


WPB Earns National Recognition for Infrastructure Project

West Palm Beach is an innovative City that continues to earn national acclaim for its vision and projects. Now, a critical new infrastructure project is also getting some attention. has named the West Palm Beach Force Main Rehabilitation as the Project of the Year 2017 Rehabilitation Winner!


In announcing this recognizion, wrote: "West Palm Beach, Florida, provided the perfect setting to demonstrate just how important trenchless methods are to a community looking to upgrade its underground infrastructure with minimal disturbance and impact to its residents."


To learn about this project and recognition, please visit: http://


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VIDEO: The City of West Palm Beach hosted the 26th annual "Share-A-Supper" Thanksgiving dinner at the Pleasant City Community Center.


VIDEO: The City of West Palm Beach is committed to making quality affordable housing available to all residents. With a number of developments already in place or under construction, another one, The Dr. Alice Moore Apartments, is receiving consideration.





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