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       Get To Know Your Board Of                         current vice president of                           John Cohen won the
                                                         the Board. Cohn has been
                                                                                                           popular election for Seat
       Supervisors – Part Two                            employed in the real estate                       No.  4  on  Nov.  6,  2012.  He
                                                         and mortgage brokerage                            was reelected and sworn
       By O’Neal Bardin, Jr.,                            business for the last 30                          in on Nov. 16, 2016 for his
       Executive Director,                               years and is the owner of                         second term. He is the current
       Northern Palm Beach                               Custom Financial, LLC,                            secretary of the Board.
       County Improvement                                a mortgage brokering                                Cohen works as a court
       District                                          and real estate company                           appointed mediator, often
         Last month we started to                        consulting firm. For the 12                       in a pro bono capacity, to
       introduce, or re-introduce,                       years prior, Cohn worked                          help people resolve disputes
       you to the members of                             for several stock exchange                        through  mediation. Another
       the Board of Supervisors                          listed companies – Marriott Corporation and American   of his projects has been to teach mediation and conflict
       of Northern Palm Beach                            Management Systems in their corporate accounting   resolution skills to inmates in two state prisons. He is the
       County Improvement                                departments. Cohn has chosen to give his time and   chair of the Community Mediation network, a not-for-
       District.  Each  supervisor                       effort to several community organizations including as a   profit organization, dedicated to finding mutual solutions
       brings  a w ealth of                              member of the City of Palm Beach Gardens Planning and   to conflicts. In addition, Cohen has chaired a number of
       knowledge and experience to the organization with their   Zoning Advisory Board, member of the Palm Beach North   community-based  organizations  and  charities  in  Palm
       extensive backgrounds and expertise in various business   Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee,   Beach County and other areas. He also effected “change
       facets. The Board of Supervisors is comprised of five   and member of the Palm Beach County Audit Advisory   management” in state owned corporations.
       members, four of which are elected through popular   Committee. He is also a member of a number of business     Matthew  Boykin  was
       election and one through a landowner election. This   and charitable organizations. Cohn graduated from the   elected  to  Seat No.  5  of
       month we’ll highlight Seats No. 3, 4 and 5.       University of Maryland with a degree in business, with a   Northern’s Board and
         L. Marc Cohn was reelected on Nov. 19, 2014 to Seat   major in accounting and was enrolled in graduate courses   currently serves as president.
       No. 3 for his second term as a Board member and is the   in finance at American University.         He was first sworn in on Nov.
                                                                                                           19, 2008. He was reelected
                                                                                                           twice for a four-year term
                                                                                                           and was sworn in at the Nov.
                                                                                                           16, 2016 Board meeting. He
                                                                                                           resides in Jupiter and is a
      OMB Reports Favorably On                           Ron DeSantis, Brian Mast and Francis Rooney, who were   certified public accountant
                                                                                                           and is employed at NextEra
                                                         tireless and persistent in moving the process along.
      Everglades Reservoir                                 “Mostly, however, we want to thank the people of   Energy, Inc. He previously worked with Bank of America
                                                         Florida. By the tens of thousands, they made their feelings   and is a member of the American Institute of Certified
        Eric Eikenberg, CEO of The Everglades Foundation,   heard in the corridors of power in both  Tallahassee   Public Accountants. Matthew holds a bachelor’s degree
      has issued the following statement in response to the   and Washington, D.C., demanding that the Everglades   from Miami University of Ohio and a master’s degree
      White House Office of Management and Budget reporting   Reservoir project be expedited. At long last, help is finally   from Florida Atlantic University.
      favorably on the Everglades Reservoir:             on its way – and it is happening only because the people     NPDES Tip: Please check our website for information
        “After 18 years of unnecessary delay, Florida is finally   made it so.                             regarding illegal dumping. Do not put any paints, fluids,
      poised to move forward with the solution that scientists     “We now join all Floridians and lovers of the Everglades   or oils into storm drains.
      and policymakers alike have long known is indispensable   and Florida Bay everywhere in urging the Senate to
      to  significantly  reducing  the  scourge  of  algae-causing   follow the House of Representatives lead in including
      discharges of Lake Okeechobee water and vital to sending   the Everglades Reservoir in the 2018 Water Resources
      water south to the Florida Keys: a massive water storage   Development Act, and we urge the president to sign the
      reservoir and treatment facility south of the lake.  measure into law.”
        “Now that the White House Office of Management and   About Everglades Foundation
      Budget has reported favorably on the Everglades Reservoir,     The Everglades Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit   Good News: Audubon
      the Senate is expected to include the project in its version   dedicated  to  leading  efforts  to  restore  and  protect
      of the 2018 Water Resources Development Act; by a   the greater Everglades ecosystem. Since its founding   Celebrates July 4 Bird
      near-unanimous vote, the House has already approved its   in 1993 by a group of local outdoor enthusiasts, the
      version of the legislation, containing a placeholder for the   Foundation has become a respected and important   Stewardship On Florida’s
      Everglades Reservoir.                              advocate for the sustainability of one of the world’s most
        “We thank President Trump and OMB Director Mick   unique ecosystems. For more information, please visit   Beaches
      Mulvaney for this report, and especially Florida Governor
      Rick Scott, Senator Marco Rubio and U.S. Representatives     Reprinted from the Everglades Foundation.    Thanks to hundreds of Audubon bird stewards
                                                                                                             and biologists along with our partners, there were no
                                                                                                             reported mishaps at beach-nesting sites during the 2018
                               pickupS FOR AuTiSM ...                                                        Independence Day fireworks celebrations. Audubon
                                                                                                             teams up with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
                                                                   ... and Related Disabilities              Commission and local governments during the nesting
                                                                                                             season to monitor and protect protected nesting areas
                                                                                                             and the species that depend on them.
                                                                                                               Florida’s nesting seabirds – especially Least Terns
                                                                                                             and Black Skimmers – nested more than a month late this
                   GOT cluTTeR?                                            DOnATe YOuR                       year due to the nest destruction caused by subtropical
                                                                                                             storm Alberto. Tiny chicks and almost-hatched eggs
                                                                             GenTlY uSeD                     were protected from personal fireworks and celebrating
                                                                                                             crowds across the Florida Panhandle, in Northeast
                                                                                           iTeMS             Florida, the Greater Tampa Bay region, and Southwest

                                                                               Call us now                   Florida until beach parties died down late in the evening.
                                                                                                             Audubon volunteers and beach-walkers were out
                                                                      for a free piCkup                      early the following morning to pick up fireworks and
                                                                                                             celebration debris, which are often eaten by hungry baby
                                                                        561-361-0032                         birds and sea turtles with dire effects.
                                                                                                               Thank you to everyone who helped make a difference!
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                                                                            1.888.9.pickup                   Audubon, email us at

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