MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
As the temperatures continue to rise, the DNA is thrilled to bring you the latest news and updates for the month of May. This month holds a special occasion close to our hearts: Mother's Day. It's a time to celebrate and honor the incredible women who have shaped our lives and our community. In this newsletter, we not only highlight the exciting activities happening in our neighborhood but also take a moment to recognize the love, dedication, and support that mothers provide. As always, we remain committed to improving the quality of life in our growing community and keeping you informed about the events, initiatives, and issues that matter most to our residents. So grab a cold drink, sit back, and enjoy this month's issue!
Sitima Fowler, WPB DNA President
Mother's Day Happenings in Downtown, May 14 Click Here
Mother's Day Happenings at The Square, May 14th
Treat your special lady to brunch, shopping, live music and events. See the line up. Click Here
City Open House on Mobility - May 18th & 20th - Register Now
The City is hosting two outreach events where you can learn more about the Downtown Mobility Plan and share your ideas. Join the Open House to learn more about the project, give ideas, and learn about how the City is making changes to benefit all transportation system users.
Calendar of Downtown Events Click Here
City of WPB Events Click Here
PAST DNA EVENTS
The April DNA ArtWalk and Happy Hour at O'Sheas was a huge success. Despite the stormy weather, our dedicated members fearlessly embraced the storm to revel in the breathtaking art installations, engage with visionary artists, and forge connections while sipping on cocktails. Don't let the next DNA event slip through your fingers. Become a member today!
LETS MAKE A VIDEO!
Want to help create a video about our fantastic downtown neighborhood? Let us know, and join in on the fun! The DNA will be creating a video highlighting some of the great things about downtown WPB, which we'll then post on our website and social media pages. Whether you'd just like to share some ideas or shoot a kayaking video, we'd love to hear from you. Interested? Send an email to [email protected]
With the recent appointment of Deborah and Steven, the Co-Chairs of the DNA Membership Committee, we look forward to some exciting new ideas and strategies to not only serve our existing membership but also attract new members to our association. As such, Deborah and Steven are looking for volunteers to work with them to develop creative approaches and initiatives to attract and engage new members to the DNA.
This new committee offers a great opportunity to be part of building our association by sharing our mission and our passion to make WPB the best it can be.
We are looking for people who want to be part of this from the ground up. Membership is the lifeblood of any association. We are open to new and innovative ideas. Please reach out to us at [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you.
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 DDA budget is $8,833,459. Check out the April 2023 DDA board meeting packet. Click here.
The March minutes show the DDA board approved the following:
A Trolley stopgap plan was approved until a new mobility plan and service procurement process is finalized. The Trolley contract expires at the end of May.
Trolley Update - On Monday, April 10, the Mayor and Commissioners (acting as the CRA Board) recommended that the City should not extend the contract with the current trolley operations vendor and decommission the large red trolleys at the end of May. There will be a detailed plan created for a temporary mobility solution until the City identifies and purchases new electric vehicles with funding that has already been granted. Circuit vehicles will continue to provide free rides around Downtown.
Your feedback is being put into action! Last year our survey showed that you wanted more "Flagler Waterfront Improvement Projects". On Tuesday, May 16, the DNA Board will present our recommended Capital Project for the DDA 23-24 budget: Meyer Amphitheater Bathroom Renovation. The Meyer Amphitheater public restrooms are clearly in need of attention after many years of service. While this has been on the City's radar for years, we hope to make this project a reality by encouraging funding "above and beyond" what is currently available in the City budget.
Attend the next DDA board meeting on May 16th, 8:30 AM. Come to the DDA office at 300 Clematis St, St 200 or use Zoom to join. For questions or to submit public comments, please email [email protected]
- Downtown Development Authority: 561-833-8873
- Downtown Development Authority Security Dispatch: 561-446-2036 (non-emergencies)
- City Hotline: 561-822-2222
- City Services: 561-822-2210 (emergencies)
- Download Free Mobile App - The WPBKey app provides a platform for residents to actively engage with the city to maintain a cleaner and safer neighborhood. Click Here.