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VOL. 32 NO. 1                                    FAX 561-624-9088 • E-MAIL                                       JANUARY 2022

                            PGA National Member’s Community

                            Outreach Committee Serving Vulnerable

                            Communities In Palm Beach County

         After the challenges and family separations of last   to local charities with two
      year, PGA National Member’s Community Outreach     successful holiday projects.
      Committee’s efforts helped to make the past holiday   These included a food
      season especially joyous for many families. Once again   drive to benefit the Palm
      PGA National Members demonstrated their commitment   Beach County Food Project
                                                         and a toy and gift drive
                                                         to support The Friends of
                                                         Foster Children within Palm
                                                         Beach County.
                                                         Food, Toys And Gifts
                                                            The  food  drive  is  an
                                                         ongoing project  of  the
                                                         committee. The Community
                                                         Outreach Committee food
                                                         drive benefiting the Palm
                                                         Beach County Food Project
                                                         was a huge success. Over
                                                         167 grocery bags filled with

                                                         PGA National Member’s
                                                         Community on page 2
      Commissioner’s Update

      A Year In Review                                   ideas continuously influence the policies the commission   by COVID through $78.5 million in grants to help them
                                                         approves and the projects undertaken to maintain a high   survive.
      By Commissioner                                    quality of life in Palm Beach County.                Additionally, the county allocated $19.5 million for
      Maria Marino                                          Our unwelcome visitor – COVID – has created health   mortgage assistance and emergency home repairs, helping
         Reflecting on my first                          and economic hardships for many individuals, families   approximately 2,230 households.
      year as your District 1                            and businesses. Despite staff shortages related to the      The county’s building division processed over
      Commissioner, the time has                         virus, your county government has kept working to   82,000 permits by Sept. 30, 2021, calculated at almost
      passed at a dizzying speed.                        provide the services you need, and beyond.        $2.5 billion in permitted value, while conducting 1,000
      Through each issue we                                 We addressed the call for greater access to vaccines   inspections per day. Current trends will put total permits
      have considered together,                          in the North County area by forging a partnership with   issued easily over 90,000 in fiscal year 2022.
      I feel a great sense of                            the City of Palm Beach Gardens, the Health Care District      In conjunction with the League of Cities, the building
      gratitude for having the                           and the Department of Health to open a vaccination site   division has initiated development and implementation
      honor  to  serve  you. Your                        at the Burns Road Community Center.               of a program to evaluate the safety of certain building
      input, participation and                              Community Services disbursed $32 million in rental   types in the wake of the collapse of Champlain Towers
                                                                                 and utility assistance from   in Miami-Dade County.
                                                                                 the treasury’s Emergency      We developed a balanced budget for fiscal year 2022,
                                                                                 Rental Assistance         setting the millage rate at 4.7815 mils for the 11th straight
                                                                                 Program to more than      year.
                                                                                 5,200 households who         Construction on Segment III of the North County
                                                                                 experienced financial     Comprehensive Shore Protection Project is now complete,
                                                                                 hardship due to COVID.    addressing critical beach erosion along Juno Beach and
                                                                                 The Department of         the south end of Jupiter. Construction on Segment I, which
                                                                                 Housing and Economic      extends from just south of the Jupiter Inlet to the southern
                                                                                 Development  assisted
                                                                                 5,182 businesses affected   Commissioner’s Update on page 4
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