MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
As luck would have it, it's almost time for St. Patrick's Day! This festive occasion brings with it an abundance of positivity and good fortune.
So let's embrace the spirit of St. Patrick's Day and spread some joy and optimism wherever we go. Let's focus on the good things happening in our community.
As always, we're here to keep you updated on the latest developments in our community. Thanks to your involvement, we're excited to announce that the DNA has grown to 225 members strong and new volunteers are joining us every week!
As we continue to grow and evolve, we remain committed to our mission of enhancing the lives of downtown residents through social interactions, information sharing and advocacy.
Looking forward to seeing you at the DNA General Meeting on March 22nd!
Sitima Fowler, WPB DNA President
DNA Q1 General Meeting - Wed, March 22, 5:30 -7:30pm - RSVP Now
Special members only FREE event with cocktail and hors d'oeuvres and a chance to win free Boat Show Tickets! Not a member? Click here to join.
Trojan Rocking Horses Final Ceremony, March 10, 5:30 -7:30pm
All the horses in this community project will come to City Hall plaza to be received by the Mayor. Here are the details of the project Click Here
Irish Fest at O'Sheas Click Here
St. Patrick's Day Paddy Hard Bar Crawl Click Here
Palm Beach International Boat Show, March 23-26 Click Here
Calendar of Downtown Events Click Here
City of WPB March Events Click Here
BE IN THE KNOW. LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD
Downtown residents pay an additional 1 mill tax to fund the Downtown Development Authority(DDA). The top DDA expenditure categories are Public Realm Maintenance ($2,120,700) and Neighborhood Services ($2,160,000) which make up 49% of the total $8,833,459 DDA budget. Here is the breakdown.
Check out the February 2023 DDA board meeting packet. Click here.
The January minutes show show the DDA has been working with local leaders to figure out a more effective way to deal with the homeless downtown. DDA is asking for advocacy at the state legislative level for the funding of comprehensive services and diversion program that doesn't route people that are arrested for nuisance issues into courts. They are proposing a community court where you are directed to mental health evaluation and/or drug abuse evaluation that leads to treatment.
Attend the next DDA board meeting on March 21st, 8:30 AM. Come to the DDA office (shown in photo) or use Zoom to join.
Not a Member? Join Now and get involved!
As a DNA member, you are helping to enhance the quality of lives of downtown residents. We do this by strengthening the collaboration between downtown residents, government and businesses through Advocacy, Social Interaction and Information sharing.
While we do more than Advocacy, this summarizes the DNA Advocacy priorities based on member survey results.
WE NEED YOU! GET INVOLVED
Check out the exciting committees you can join. Make new friends while making our neighborhood a better place! Click here