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From left to right: Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections, Wendy Sartory Link; Commissioner Mary Lou Berger; Assistant County Administrator Todd J. Bonlarron; Sean Williams, Director of Elections; Anne Wickham, Project Manager and Assistant to Supervisor Link; Ashley Houlihan, General Counsel;  Commissioner Gregg K. Weiss; and The Honorable August Bonavita    
The 2020 Election Preparations Continue! 

Commissioner Weiss attended the 2020 Florida Supervisor of Elections Canvassing Board Workshop along with the other members of the Palm Beach County Canvassing Board and Supervisor of Elections on Friday, October 18, 2019.

This workshop included presentations from the Florida Division of Elections and others providing information on Recounts and Audits, Signature Verification Training and Determining Voter Intent. 

The mission of the Canvassing Board is to ensure that each valid vote is counted and included in the official results. 
The Canvassing Board is charged by law with a number of activities in the conduct of elections and ascertainment of results to ensure the integrity of the electoral process. Some of their activities include: certifying the accuracy of the public logic and accuracy testing; oversight of the opening and running of vote-by-mail ballots through the tabulation system, and duplication of ballots; canvassing of early voting ballots, vote-by-mail ballots and provisional ballots in which voter eligibility, voter intent, or signature verification is in question; and the post-election certification audit.

More information about canvassing can be found in Florida Statute 102.141 [].

To learn about your Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections office, please visit []
Commissioner Weiss spoke at the Palm Beach County Legislative Delegation Meeting seeking support to fund local restoration projects like the Lake Worth Lagoon Initiative (LWLI).

The LWLI was created to serve as forum for stakeholders to exchange information to increase awareness of the health and future of the Lagoon and its resources, and bring the most informed technical perspectives together to identify the most pressing project needs and associated funding requests.

The Lagoon has historically been impacted by the loss of natural habitat from seawalls and bulkheads, and water and sediment quality have suffered from both freshwater discharge and stormwater runoff.

Since 1998, more than $22 million dollars of legislative appropriations have been awarded to support projects that result in tangible benefits to the Lagoon. These funds have been matched at nearly 3:1, resulting in more than $88 million dollars of projects, all of which benefit the lagoon. These projects have included everything from large scale storm water improvements and septic to sewer conversions to habitat restoration projects and biological monitoring efforts.

Lake Worth Lagoon is not just the Intracoastal Waterway; it is Palm Beach County’s largest estuary, a unique urban ecosystem 22 miles in length that supports valuable natural resources like mangroves, seagrass, manatees and sea turtles. These resources, along with the visitors and residents of Palm Beach County and the 13 municipalities that touch the Lagoon, rely heavily on good water quality and sediment quality for habitat, general health, use, and enjoyment of the waterbody.
Palm Beach County Commissioner Weiss attended the First Annual Latin Quarter Hispanic Heritage Month Parade along with Keith James, Mayor, Christina Lambert, Commissioner, City of West Palm Beach and other local leaders. This inaugural parade was a very significant moment for the entire community.

Dina Rubio, Arlen Castillo and Laz Mur co-founded Latin Quarter WPB as a community building organization ready to foster growth and hope through strategic alliances and outreach programs. It focuses on Strengthening Programs geared for Latino Youth Education, Families and Local Businesses.
Commissioner Weiss had some fun at the Palm Beach County Annual Employee Recognition Event held at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center, Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach. The event was organized by Parks and Recreation Department but many departments and divisions were involved to make sure it was a total success. There were bounce houses, coloring wall, obstacle course, rock wall, crafts, story time, library book mobile, escape room, community vendors, and the food and desserts were delicious!

Commissioner Weiss showed off his yoga skills at the Goat Yoga sessions, where the friendly roaming goats interacted with the participants and even jumped on their backs as seen in the photos above.

Commissioner Weiss thanks County Administrator Verdenia Baker and her entire staff for having a fun event for the employees of PBC and their families.

At the October 8 and 22, 2019, Board of County Commissioners meetings, the board took the following action:

Vaping – adopted the Vapor Free Public Park Playground Ordinance, which prohibits the use of vapor generating electronic devices including e-cigarettes at county-operated public park playgrounds.

Behavioral Health – directed staff to inventory and investigate critical social services including behavioral health and substance-use disorder services provided by nonprofit community partners and identify measures to address loss of services provided by the Jerome Golden Center for Behavioral Health located on NW Avenue D in Belle Glade and on 45th Street in West Palm Beach.

Supervisor of Elections  – approved a contract with Song & Associates, Inc. to provide professional architectural/engineering design, programming, site plan approval, permitting, and construction administration services for the new Supervisor of Elections Production Facility project to be located at the Cherry Road complex for a period of three years and four months or until construction is fully completed.

Artificial Reef  – approved an agreement transferring funds to reimburse the county for the placement of 645 tons of limestone boulders at the Palm Beach Mid-Depth Artificial Reef Site. The dollars were transferred from the Saltwater Vessel Registration Fee Trust Fund.

Bond Refinance – adopted a resolution to refinance certain Public Improvement Revenue Refunding Bonds and Taxable Public Improvement Revenue Bonds after the determination that these bonds can be refunded for savings. Based on current market conditions, the estimated savings on the Public Improvement Revenue Refunding Bonds is 10.27% and the estimated savings on the Taxable Public Improvement Bonds is 13.73%.


When You don't know where to turn...

2-1-1 is Here to Listen and Help!

211 is a community helpline and crisis hotline. Highly trained and accredited Resource Specialists offer guidance and support in helping teens, adults, families, seniors, caregivers and professionals find services they need. Their Mission is to connect people to services 24 hours a day by understanding their individual, emotional, financial and community needs and to support the health & human service system as a whole.

Services Provided:

  • Basic Human Needs
  • Physical & Mental health
  • Employment Related
  • Support for Children, Youth & Families
  • Support for Older Adults
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Suicide Prevention 
  • Elder Crisis Outreach
  • Sunshine Telephone Reassurance
  • Health Care Advocacy 
  • Help Me Grow

Resource Specialists will:

  • Listen as you explain your situation
  • Assess your problem and needs
  • Help you find answers to your questions
  • Provide you with options

Ways to reach 211:

  • By Phone: Dial 2-1-1
  • By Text Message: Text your zipcode to 898211
  • Chat Online Daily 10 am - 8 pm:

To learn more about 2-1-1 Services click here

This free event takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on November 2, 2019, along Flagler Drive in downtown West Palm Beach. Bring the entire family and enjoy wildlife presentations.

Participate in Kayak Clean-Up Tours, Paddleboard Yoga Demonstrations and the Mural Painting Wall. Stop by exhibitor booths, Kid Zone, Calendar Showcase and more! And happening right next door is the West Palm Beach GreenMarket, featuring delicious foods, including locally grown seasonal fruits and veggies. What a delightful way to spend a Saturday – learning, living and loving Lake Worth Lagoon.
Recycling Games, Food Trucks, Tours and More
What better way to celebrate America Recycles Day than by watching your garbage get recycled into energy, protecting your identity by shredding personal documents, and safely recycling household hazardous wastes?

Palm Beach County residents will have the opportunity to sort recyclables on the interactive touch table line in the LEED Platinum Education Center, see the 9-ton claw feed trash into the machine in Renewable Energy Facility 2, experience the complex recycling processes at the Recovered Materials Processing Facility, and be witness to how much garbage Palm Beach County residents actually throw AWAY!

Saturday, Nov. 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Solid Waste Authority Education Center
6751 N. Jog Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33412

 Document shred from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m
 Sorry, no early birds admitted; 6 box limit

For more information click here
Subscribe to PBC TV Program Guide for Free!
The PBC TV Channel 20 Program Guide is published monthly and mailed free to anyone wishing to find out more about what is on PBC TV.  This includes a detailed weekly program listing along with information about departments and programs being featured that month. 
The Channel 20 Division of Public Affairs provides County government information and educational programming to all cable subscribers in Palm Beach County.

PBC TV Channel 20's primary services include broadcasting:
  • County government meetings
  • Government informational programs
  • Critical public safety information
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Maintaining a storm ready live broadcast studio at the County's Emergency Operations Center
  • Bid opportunities with PBC Purchasing Department for local businesses
  • Road construction projects
  • County transit information
  • Job opportunities 
  • General government announcements
Ways to watch PBC TV:
  • Cable TV
  • Live Online 
  • On Demand
  • Any Mobile Device
  • YouTube
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Administrative Assistants to Commissioner Gregg K. Weiss:

Niels Heimeriks
Constituent Issues

Office: 561-355-4966   Cell: 561-371-1089

Virginia Savietto 
Constituent Issues

Office: 561-355-2209   Cell: 561-324-9621

Paul Razza 
Scheduling & Constituent Issues

Office: 561-355-2202  

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Contact PBC Commissioner Gregg Weiss, District 2 at:
301 N. Olive Avenue, 12th Floor
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Tel: 561-355-2202
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