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JUNE 2019

Homeless Resource Center

At the June 18 Board Meeting, Commissioner Weiss and the Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved a plan to move forward with developing a second homeless resource center south of Lake Worth Road.

The new center will have 73 beds and is intended to help people who are struggling with homelessness, connecting them to services and finding permanent housing and jobs. It would be the second facility in the county in addition to the Phillip Lewis Center which opened in 2012 on 45th street in West Palm Beach.

Reducing homelessness is one of the Board’s strategic priorities, and according to the annual homeless count there was a slight increase over last year. The Homeless Resource Center is expected to cost $8 million and is slated to open in November 2022.

Shark Wake Park

Commissioner Weiss attended the Grand Opening and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony on Saturday, June 15th for Shark Wake Park. The new amenity is a public-private partnership between the Greg Norman Company, JR Wake Parks and Palm Beach County. The relationship and collaboration between JR Wake Parks and the Gold Medal winning Parks and Recreation Department has been fantastic.

In his comments, Commissioner Weiss told the attendees "This new facility covers about 20 acres and includes two full size wake rides. It includes the largest Inflatable Aqua Park Obstacle Course on the east coast of the United States with a 150 - person capacity."

Shark Wake Park is expected to host local, national and international competitions bringing new visitors to Palm Beach County and positively affecting our economy.  

Future phases will include an Adventure Ropes Course and Zip lines for all ages. Okeeheelee Park is nearly 1,700 acres and truly serves as Palm Beach County’s central park.  Adventure type sports are on the rise, particularly with our youth and we are happy to have “Shark Wake Park” open in Okeeheelee Park which is in District 2.

For more information about Shark Wake Park click here

From Left to Right: Rebecca Weiss, Commissioner Gregg Weiss,
City of West Palm Beach Commissioner Kelly Shoaf and Deb Willard

Compass' 18th Annual Stonewall Ball

Commissioner Weiss attended Compass’ 18th Annual Stonewall Black and White Ball and 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising took place on Saturday, June 22 at The Harriet Himmel in Rosemary Square (formerly CityPlace).

The purpose of this special yearly event is to benefit Compass Community Center and celebrate the important contributions of those who have worked hard empowering the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) community. Every year, the Ball raises funds for Compass' fundamental programs and services, including the youth and HIV/AIDS services.

To learn more about Compass Community Center click here 


The Impact of the Half Penny Sales Tax

During the second quarterly meeting Commissioner Weiss met with mayors and city managers of the eight cities and towns in District 2. Guest Speaker, County Administrator Verdenia C. Baker talked about the impact of the Half Penny Sales Tax. How and where it will impact, help and improve the different cities, especially those in District 2. 

Thank you to the City of Greenacres Manager, Andrea McCue and Mayor Joel Flores for hosting our District 2 meeting in the beautiful Greenacres City Hall.

Multicultural Census Committee 

Palm Beach County held its first Multicultural 2020 Census Committee meeting on Tuesday, June 25th. The purpose of the meeting was to bring together trusted voices of our multinational communities and to engage these leaders on the importance of the 2020 Census insuring everyone is counted on Census Day, April 1, 2020.

The meeting was very successful and well attended. Speakers included Palm Beach County Mayor Mack Bernard, County Administrator Verdenia C. Baker and Director of Public Afffairs Lisa De La Rionda. They all spoke about the importance of local participation and the economic impact that Federal money has in our county.

Commissioner Weiss, who headed the initiative, thanked everyone for being part of this Committee. Pedro Guilarte, from the U.S. Census Bureau spoke about the mechanics of the Census and answered questions from the attendees. 

The leaders were from many organizations including education, business, community, government, faith-based and communications. They all participated and gave great ideas as what they can all do in their own areas to bring awareness and raise participation. A second meeting is planned for this October.

To learn more about this Committee, you may contact Virginia Savietto at


Shakespeare by the Sea at
Seabreeze Amphitheater

The Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department and Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival present Shakespeare by the Sea at Seabreeze Amphitheater. This free community event returns with the classic "Romeo & Juliet," one of William Shakespeare's best-known tragedies.

Thursday through Sunday 
July 11, 12, 13
and 14
July 18, 19, 20
and 21
Gates open at 6:30 p.m. 
Starts at 8 p.m.
Admission is free

Seabreeze Amphitheater is located in Carlin Park
750 South S.R. A1A, Jupiter

For more information click here

Have any ideas, suggestions, concerns?

Contact Us!

We are here to help you!
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  

Email us as a group:

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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Facebook: @GreggWeissPBCCommissionerD2
Twitter: @GreggPBC

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