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Protecting the quality of life since 1944.

About Us

The Palm Beach Civic Association engages our residents, government, and stakeholders to protect and improve Palm Beach.

About Us

Our Mission

To protect and improve the quality of life in the Town of Palm Beach by taking proactive stands on civic affairs; informing, educating, and engaging residents on key town issues; working with local government; and encouraging citizen involvement in the community.

Our History

The Palm Beach Civic Association was founded in 1944 by a handful of civic minded Palm Beachers who wished to preserve, protect and enhance the special qualities of their amazing island.

Under the leadership of Alexander H. Rutherford, first Civic Association president; Joseph F. Gunster, Vice President and the namesake of the first law firm in Palm Beach; Page Hufty, Vice President; and famous Palm Beach architect John Volk, PBCA secretary, the association quickly grew its membership to over 300 members in the first two years. Today, the membership has grown to well over 2,000 men and women in a town of about 10,000 residents.

Our Principles

Today, the Palm Beach Civic Association continues to embody the same basic principles that it was founded on 80 years ago.

Our Leadership

Our directors make it possible for the Civic Association to fulfill our mission to protect and enhance the special quality of life in the Town of Palm Beach.

Our Team

The professional staff at the Civic Association has a passion for our mission and Palm Beach.

Get involved today.

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.