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Protecting the quality of life since 1944.


The Palm Beach Civic Association gives back to the community in many ways, including through the following awards and scholarships programs.

Raymond J. Kunkel Award (annually)

The Kunkel Award was established in 1976 in memory of Raymond J. Kunkel, who was a Civic Association chairman. It is given each year to members of the public who render heroic or meritorious service to the Town of Palm Beach.

Palm Beach Civic Assoc. & Citizens’ Assoc. of Palm Beach College Scholarship (annually)

The Palm Beach Civic Association and Citizens’ Association of Palm Beach each year jointly confer an academic scholarship to the child of a Town of Palm Beach employee.

Town of Palm Beach Employee of the Year Award (annually)

Each year an employee of the Town of Palm Beach is honored for outstanding service to the town by the Palm Beach Civic Association and Citizens’ Association of Palm Beach, who jointly give the employee a plaque and $3,500.  The award began in 1978. 

William J. “Bill” Brooks Community Service Award(annually)

The Brooks Community Service award is given each to year to a person who has significantly improved the quality of life in the community. It is named for the late Palm Beach Town Council president and longtime general manager of WPTV Channel 5, who passed away in 2010.

PBCA Communications Department Awards

The Palm Beach Civic Association’s communications team was honored by the Gold Coast PR Council with 2022 and 2023 Bernays Awards for excellence in nonprofit communications.