City Establishes Small and Minority/Woman Business Recovery Assistance Program
The City is offering a new loan program to help small businesses and minority-/woman-owned business in the city recover from the negative economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Expanded Fall Festivities Announced
From concerts and costumes to a new Clematis by Light, the city has fall-themed activities covered. Clematis by Fright will anchor the month-long celebrations. All events will take place on or near the Great Lawn, located at 100 N. Clematis St.
The City Is Hiring!
See Our Career Opportunities!
Do you know someone who is looking for a new job with excellent benefits? The City of West Palm Beach is hiring! Among the positions currently open are: Parks Maintenance Worker, Utilities Maintenance Worker, Clerical Specialist, Skilled Trades Worker, Firefighter/EMT and more!
The city offers excellent benefits which include retirement plans, city-paid health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, vision insurance, paid vacation and sick leave, higher education tuition reimbursement, and 11 paid holidays.
ICYMI: Mayor’s Task Force on Racial & Ethnic Equality Recommendations Announced
At a meeting of the city commission on October 4, 2021, the Mayor’s Task Force for Racial and Ethnic Equality, led by co-chairs Michelle Diffenderfer and Patrick Franklin, presented recommendations for consideration by Mayor James and the commission. The recommendations are the culmination of more than 300 hours of work and repeated engagements with stakeholders by 43 diverse community representatives who responded to Mayor’s call for a more equitable West Palm Beach
Monthly Homeless Assistance Update (September)
In September 2021, to assist those experiencing homelessness, the city and its partners helped:
WPB Wins!: 9 Homeless Individuals Housed in Less Than 48 Hours
In collaboration with Gulfstream Goodwill, two of our homeless outreach specialists, Allie Severino and Henry Mercy, were able to secure housing for 9 local homeless indivuals in less than 48 hours.
ICYMI: Your Input Wanted on 8111 S. Dixie Highway Redevelopment Proposals
City Commission Updates
Mandel Public Library’s FREE October Events and Activities
The Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registrations for its 2022 winter youth flag football league. Registration is open through Saturday, November 6, 2021 or until slots are full.
Saving energy, water, and money is easy! By participating in the Home Efficiency Upgrades program, you can learn conservation tips and receive free resources (low flow shower heads, LED light bulbs, and more) to help you get started saving energy, water, and money at home.
Stay Prepared This Hurricane Season
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