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As we eagerly anticipate today's celestial spectacle of the total solar eclipse, I'm reminded of the transformative power that moments of alignment can bring. Just as the moon aligns with the sun, so too do we align our efforts towards the continual enhancement of our beloved downtown.

In the spirit of this cosmic alignment, I invite each of you to RSVP and join us on April 18th for a free DNA event event where history meets progress: "Downtown Renaissance: Unveiling Smart City Innovations, Landmarks & Development Milestones!"

We'll delve into the Downtown Development Authority's annual review, where we'll gain insights into the past year's achievements and set the course for the future. Additionally, we'll be offering an exclusive glimpse into the transformative Smart City project by CRA and FAU, showcasing how technology is shaping our urban landscape. Furthermore, we'll explore the latest strides in preserving our historic landmarks, including treasures like the Harriet Himmel Theater.

Lastly, if you haven't completed the City's "Your Waterfront. Your Way" survey, please do so now.  Note that question #14 specifically needs your attention. The question asks whether you support a 2nd marina on the waterfront.  

Together, let's embark on this journey towards a brighter, more connected downtown.

Sitima Fowler, WPB DNA President


April 8, 2-4 PM, Solar Eclipse Viewing Party, City Hall Courtyard - 401 Clematis St - Join your neighbors at the Eclipse Viewing party. Free eclipse glasses provided. Learn more.

April 18, 6-7:30PM, Downtown Renaissance:  Unveiling Smart City Innovations, Landmarks & Development Milestones, Historical Courthouse -Join us for an evening at the Historical Courthouse, where history meets progress. Delve into critical updates essential for every downtown resident and stakeholder. With so much unfolding in our vibrant downtown, clarity is key. Don't miss your chance to gain insights, pose questions, and connect. This is a FREE event but space is limited. RSVP NOW.

If you are NOT a DNA member, JOIN NOW for only $25/year and support our valuable events.

April 20, 10-12PM, Your Waterfront. Your Way public meeting, Mandel Library, 411 Clematis St - The City is hosting this meeting to hear from you.  Please make every attempt to attend this meeting and voice your opinion. The DNA survey and questionnaire last summer overwhelming rejected a 2nd marina, which would close off the remaining portion of the undeveloped waterfront. 

Calendar of Downtown Events Click Here

City of WPB Events Click Here


Can we add your name to the list?  CLICK HERE to see the DNA Founding Donors who have STEPPED up since we launched this last month  An investment in the DNA enables our organization to plan and execute activities that enrich our cultural experience, foster camaraderie and advance our downtown’s unique character.  We extend our sincere appreciation to the Founding Donors of the DNA for their generosity and commitment to shaping the future of Downtown West Palm Beach — the place we call home.


The DNA needed some much needed signage, cards and marketing materials.  Stay tuned for more upgrades. Your donations help us stay current with the times. Become a member today. Stay connected with us on Facebook and Instagram for more pictures and announcements.


Downtown residents pay additional taxes to fund the Downtown Development Authority (DDA). Check out the March 2024 DDA board meeting packet and budget breakdown. The minutes show that the program to reallocate funds from the Security Ambassador program to more police presence was extended for another 6 months due to its success. The stats cited were that robberies are down 20%, burglaries are down 8% and aggravated assaults down 40%. The officers are able to patrol the streets of downtown and respond to calls quickly with bicycles and golfcarts the DDA provided. DDA Board Meetings are open to the public and are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 8:30 a.m. at 107 S Olive Ave, St 200  or use Zoom to join. For questions or to submit public comments, please email [email protected]


Congratulations to Leilani who entered our Instagram fun to win VIP tickets to the Palm Beach International Boat Show. Check out her experience here!


Not a DNA MemberJoin Now for only $25/year and get involved!  As a DNA member, you are helping to enhance quality of lives by strengthening the collaboration between residents, government and businesses through Social Interaction, Information Sharing and Advocacy.  #StrengthInNumbers


Our volunteers are the lifeblood of this organization.  Make new friends, build your resume, strengthen community connections and achieve personal fulfillment.  No matter how much time you have to give, we have a place for you.  Click here to find out more.

Do you want to sponsor the next DNA newsletter?  While supporting the DNA, you will also get a chance to promote your business, event and service. Its a WIN-WIN! For more information, email us!


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