Our Committees

The important work of the Palm Beach Civic Association is done by its committees. Directors and members volunteer to achieve the goals of each committee.

Palm Beach Civic Association Committees

Additional committees may be formed during the season to address community issues that arise. Civic Association committees meet regularly at the call of the chair throughout the season. Members who cannot attend in person may participate through telephone conferencing. Some committees are more active than others depending on current affairs. Committees not addressing timely town issues will be placed on stand-by status.

Committees on Community Issues

Speakers / Programs Committee

The Speakers Committee will discuss, review, and approve keynote speakers to be presented during the 2023-24 80th anniversary season. These programs and forums will be presented at various venues in […]

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Water Committee

The Water Committee is focused on ensuring that clean and safe water will be available for Palm Beach today and in the future.  Members collaborate with town leaders and government […]

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Chaired by Civic Association Director David Duffy

Public Safety Committee

This committee works to maintain the highest levels of public safety for Palm Beach residents. The committee addresses public safety issues and seeks to build positive relations between Town residents and police and fire rescue employees.

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Chaired by Civic Association Director Judy Goodman

Health Care Committee

This committee works to improve the health care available to Palm Beach residents. The group monitors local medical institutions and educates the public on relevant health care issues.

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Chaired by Linda Beaty and Dragana Connaughton

Environmental Committee

This committee provides education and resources on native plants, alternatives to toxic fertilizer and pesticides, and encourages recycling and the elimination of single use plastics. The committee will recommend projects that promote a cleaner environment, and enhance the beauty of Palm Beach.

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Chaired by Civic Association Director Robert Holuba

Intracostal Committee

This committee works closely with the “Save Our Inlet” Coalition, the Town of Palm Beach, and the Palm Beach mayor to address Port of Palm Beach, Palm Beach Inlet, and Peanut Island issues.

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Chaired by Mark Zeidman

Tax and Finance Committee

This committee focuses on the Town's annual budget and its periodic financial reports. It collaborates with Town Government to communicate information about the Town's financial plans and performance to our residents.

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Chaired by Civic Association Director Llwyd Ecclestone

Transportation Committee

This committee addresses traffic and parking issues, bridge construction, West Palm Beach traffic congestion and other transportation-related concerns affecting the Town of Palm Beach.

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Chaired by Civic association Directors Michael Picotte and Michael Pucillo

Critical Needs Initiative Committee

The Critical Needs Committee will address hunger needs in the community due to the pandemic through the end of 2020.

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Operating Committees

Chaired by Civic Association Chairman Michael Pucillo

Executive Committee

This committee meets monthly throughout the season to set Civic Association policy, oversee the work of the staff and the committees, and address the major issues facing the community. (Executive Committee members are elected by the Civic Association Board of Directors).

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Chaired by Civic Association Director Michele Kessler

Fundraising / Development Committee

This committee raises funds to support Civic Association activities and programs. The group plans and produces the Civic Association’s annual fundraising dinner and awards event, and advises the Membership|Events Manager to achieve successful membership, special event and fundraising outcomes.

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Chaired by Civic Association Directors David Duffy and Susan Keenan Wright

Communications Committee

The Palm Beach Civic Association’s Communication Committee is comprised of veteran media professionals with experience in all communications platforms. Their mission is to guide the Civic Association’s weekly newscast, ‘Palm Beach TV’, its bi-weekly Membership Newsletter, and the Civic Association's website to keep members and residents constantly abreast of vital news and membership information.

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Chaired by Civic Association Director Michael Pucillo

Audit Committee

The Audit Committee provides oversight in the financial reporting, risk management, and the audit.  The Audit Committee ensures adequate review of the audited financial statements, the 990, and other required […]

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Chaired by Civic Association Director William Matthews

Raymond J. Kunkel Committee

This committee selects recipients of the Civic Association’s Raymond J. Kunkel Award given each year to an individual or group that renders heroic and/or meritorious service to the Palm Beach community.

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Chaired by Brian McIver

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee objective is to seek new and innovative approaches to promote and expand awareness of Civic Association membership at all levels of giving.  This new Membership Committee was […]

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The Civic Association is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to protecting our remarkable community and enhancing the special quality of life found only on the island. Your support helps to ensure that Palm Beach continues to be the best place to call home.

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