May 20 installation marks highest level for City leader in almost 45 years
On Wednesday, City Council Chair Dawn S. Pardo will be sworn in as President of the Palm Beach County League of Cities (PBCLC) — the highest rank a Riviera Beach official has reached within the organization since 1971.
Chair Pardo, who represents Singer Island’s District 4, was first elected to the PBCLC in 2009 and has served on the executive board since 2013.
The installation gala will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach. State Attorney Dave Aronberg will swear in Chair Pardo and the League’s new Board of Directors. Main speaker will be businessman Wayne Huizenga, Jr.
Her focus will continue to be preservation of two of the most precious resources in the County: the beaches and waterways. As League President, she will propose a collaborative framework to link the resources of individual cities into one countywide, connected system.
This, she said “will be critical to the overall goals of economic development and job growth, tourism promotion and increases in property values.”
Chair Pardo was first elected to the City Council in 2008 and has run unopposed in all three subsequent elections.
Besides her work on the League’s executive board, she also represents northern Palm Beach County on the Coastal Ocean Task Force and continues to serve on the Palm Beach County Lagoon Initiatives Steering Committee and the tri-county Water Resources Task Force. She is vice chair of the Florida League of Cities’ Urban Administrative Policy Committee and, for the National League of Cities, serves on the Environmental Resources Committee.
The PBCLC represents the interests of the County’s 38 municipalities. Riviera Beach has been a charter member since 1969, when the organization was founded. The League last had an elected official from Riviera Beach on the executive board in 1971, with then-City Councilman Dorsey Lee also serving as president.