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      Everglades Trust




      By Kimberly Mitchell,                              at an affordable price, a comprehensive restoration of   prominent city commissioner in
      Executive Director,                                the Everglades system would be required as part of the   Palm Beach County, Kimberly
      kimberly@evergladestrust.                          solution for water supply.                        was a managing director
      org                                                  Kimberly has a well-rounded career that includes   for a national investment
        Kimberly  Mitchell                               working as a governmental affairs professional in   bank and served accounts
      comes from a great Florida                         Tallahassee  where  she  specialized  in  local  and  state   t hroughout  Fl ori da ,
      family. Her mother, Anita,                         representation – and managed local, state and national   including the South Florida
      has been involved in                               campaigns.                                        Water Management District.
      politics her entire life and                         Probably her most memorable client was the iconic     The Everglades Trust Inc.
      served as the chair of the                         Everglades protector George Barley. In 1994, Kimberley   is a Florida corporation and a
      Palm Beach County Republican Party. Her brother, Paul   cut her teeth on Everglades restoration when she was part   nonprofit 501(c)(4) organization. Contributions are not
      Mitchell, served at the highest levels in state government   of the team that got Everglades Forever passed in the   tax deductible. The Everglades Trust Inc., 6107 South
      and is now a prominent lobbyist in Tallahassee. Most   Florida legislature.                          Dixie Highway, Suite 3, West Palm Beach, FL 33405,
      famous, though, is Kimberly’s father, Edgar Mitchell.     For the past 13 years, in addition to serving as a   (561) 508-6314
      Dr. Mitchell, lunar module pilot for Apollo 14, was the
      sixth human to walk on the moon.
        Her dad had a unique perspective of our planet and   News From The Town Of Jupiter
      its challenges, which help form Kimberly’s world view.
      One of his most famous quotes is apropos to her work:
        “You develop an instant global consciousness, a people   By Ilan Kaufer,                           Burt Reynolds Boulevard
      orientation, an intense dissatisfaction with the state of the   Town of Jupiter Councilor              At the April 16 meeting, the Town Council voted
      world, and a compulsion to do something about it. From     Happy June.                               to provide an honorary road designation in memory
      out there on the moon, politics look so petty. You want to   Hurricane Plans                         of Burt Reynolds for the segment of Indiantown
      grab a politician by the scruff of the neck and drag him a     As we enter hurricane                 Road from A1A to US1. The Town will be taking
      quarter of a million miles out and say, ‘Look at that, you   season, please remember                 ownership of this portion of road in the near future,
      son of a bitch.’”                                    to discuss emergency                            and the Council believes this is a good opportunity to
        Kimberly is a former  West Palm Beach city         evacuation plans with                           remember Burt, who will always remain a legend in
      commissioner who served from 2002 to  2015.  During   your family, friends,                          our community. The Town plans to place road signs
      her tenure on the commission, Kimberly was a leading   and neighbors. Make                           along that segment and also place a monument sign in
      proponent of water supply management for the city    sure you have purchased                         the future.
      and region. Having been a leader during numerous     your emergency situation                        Neighborhood Matching Grants
      droughts, water shortages and polluted water releases   supplies and don’t forget to plan for any pets as well!    The Council recently approved 12 Neighborhood
      from Lake Okeechobee, she understood that in order to     Please find below a few recent  Town Council   Matching Grants for this year’s cycle. The Town’s
      assure a lasting water supply, with good quality water   updates.                                    Matching Grant Program is intended to provide grants
                                                           Environmental Task Force
                                                                                                           for visible neighborhood improvements and/or security
      Letter To The                                          At the May 7 meeting, the Council selected the   enhancements by leveraging private funding. Matching
                                                                                                           Grants (up to $5,000) require a 50 percent match, which
                                                           members of the new Environmental  Task Force.
      Editor                                               The task force will focus on providing information   can consist of cash, donated materials, and/or labor.
                                                                                                             As always please contact me with any comments
                                                           and recommendations to the Council regarding
                                                           tree preservation, open spaces opportunities, and
                                                                                                           or questions at ilank@jupiter.fl.us and follow me on
                                                           reviewing the Town’s Code and policies to recommend   Facebook at www.facebook.com/Councilorkaufer or
      By James Cambier                                     sustainability initiatives. As the initial sponsor for the   on Twitter @Councilorkaufer.
      Hello Bill!                                          creation of this task force, I am excited to see this
        Don’t know if my name is familiar – I live a couple of   get off the ground and look forward to seeing what        :
      doors over from the O’Mahoneys and we have met. I wanted   recommendations come from this group’s efforts.
      to respond to your article in the May issue of the newsletter
      about robocalls. Some years ago we received information
      from Comcast about a service called “nomorobo” that was
      offered free of charge to Comcast customers. It basically   Vispero Presentation
      terminates calls after one ring if they’re recognized as
      robocalls. Although it is not 100 percent effective it has
      greatly reduced the calls we get. And it’s very satisfying to   At Lighthouse For The Blind
      hear the phone ring once then no more; you know it’s doing
      its job. If you’re interested you can go to
      https://www.xfinity.com/support/articles/nomorobo to find                                            Session 2: 1 to 3 p.m., JAWS, ZoomText Fusion, and
      out how to sign up for it. Good luck and thanks for your                                             Braille Technologies
      efforts. I always enjoy your column!                                                                   Please R.S.V.P. to let us know which sessions
                                           Best regards,                                                   you would like to attend, Session 1, Session 2,
                                           Jim Cambier,                                                    or both sessions. Please let us know if you also
                                  18862 Sweet Gum Court      Vispero, the company that merged Freedom      plan to attend lunch. You can R.S.V.P. to info@
        Editor’s Note: I consulted the link provided by Jim.   Scientific, AiSquared, Optelec, Enhanced Vision, and   lighthousepalmbeaches.org or by calling the Lighthouse
      It is very informative. Unless there has been an update,   others, will be presenting at the Lighthouse for the   at (561) 951-4957.
      I believe the piece I read addressed land lines only. I do   Blind on Friday, June 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.   About The Lighthouse For The Blind
      recommend you check it out for yourselves. Regardless,     They will be demonstrating new features in JAWS,     The Lighthouse for the Blind of the Palm Beaches
      you will learn something about this confusing and    ZoomText, ZoomText Fusion, low vision products, and   Inc., is a Florida based nonprofit (Registration No.
      aggravating matter. See Bill’s Box in the May newsletter.  braille products. There will be two separate sessions.   CH77).  The Lighthouse for  the  Blind  of  the  Palm
                                                           You will be able to sign up for one or both of these   Beaches Inc. receives 100 percent of the proceeds from
                                                           sessions. This is a free event and Vispero will provide   the VIP reception.
                                                           lunch.                                            The Lighthouse for the Blind of the Palm Beaches is
                                                           Session 1: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Low Vision Technology,   located at 1710 Tiffany Drive East, West Palm Beach,
                                                           OCR, and Screen Magnification Software          FL 33407.
                                                           Lunch: 12 to 1 p.m.

















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