November 2023 Newsletter


MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

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As November rolls in and the holiday spirit twinkles, we have exciting news and important updates to share! 

First, mark your calendars for the upcoming DNA Holiday Party. It's the season of merriment, and we're ready to celebrate together. We also have a few sponsorship packages to give your business some customized exposure. Don't miss out – get your tickets before they sell out!

Looking ahead to January 11, 2024, we have a significant event on the horizon – the DNA Board Election at the DNA General Meeting. Four board seats are up for re-election, and we encourage all members to consider running for a board position. To throw your hat in the ring, please communicate your intent to run for a board position by December 20, 2023, by emailing us at [email protected]

If you're passionate about our community and want to play a more active role in shaping its future, this is your chance. Run for a board position and let your voice be heard!

I wish you an excellent November and look forward to celebrating the holiday season with you.

Sitima Fowler, WPB DNA President


December 14th,  6:30-9 PM, DNA Holiday Party - The holiday season is here, and we've got something special for you! Get ready to mix, mingle, and make memories at our Holiday Extravaganza at the brand-new Watermark.

🍸 Signature Cocktails 🌟 Michelin Star Level Appetizers 🎭 Captivating Entertainment 💎 Incredible Silent Auction

And that's not all! We have sponsorship packages for your company's exposure. Hurry, they're going fast!

Thank you to our generous auction donors - The Breakers, Kravis Center, MD Beauty Labs, The Ben, Pistache, City Cellar, Hakuna Matada, Field of Greens, Lynora's, West Palm Beach Food Tours, Historical Society of Palm Beach County, Elisabetta's.

Don't miss out on the party of the year. Tickets are selling out.  RSVP NOW

Calendar of Downtown Events Click Here

City of WPB Events Click Here


PAST DNA EVENTS

On October 28th, DNA member Rick Gonzalez led our members on a SOLD OUT DNA Downtown Historical Tour. We learned so much about our downtown's history.  Thank you Rick!


Not a DNA MemberJoin Now for only $25/year 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 Social Interaction, Information Sharing and Advocacy.  #StrengthInNumbers


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 October 2023 DDA board meeting packet. Click here.

The September minutes show that the fiscal year 2023 - 2024 DDA budget was approved. Also to note a millage rate of 0.9700 mill to fund the budget is a 10% decrease from the rolled back rate of 1.0780 mills was passed.

Circuit Extension - DDA entered into an extension agreement with Circuit Transit to continue providing services through April 2024.

Attend the next DDA board meeting on November 14th, 8:30 AM. Come to the DDA office at 107 S Olive Ave, St 200  or use Zoom to join. For questions or to submit public comments, please email [email protected]


Our volunteers are the lifeblood of this organization.  Tell us what you are passionate about and we will work to find a spot for you!

WHY VOLUNTEER WITH THE DNA? 

  • Make a positive impact on downtown and improve our quality of life
  • Build up your resume: Social media ninja, marketing guru, bookkeeping, event planning, etc
  • Network with government leaders, business professionals and build relationships
  • Make new friends and have fun!

Find out more.  Click Here!


IMPORTANT CONTACTS

  • WPB Police (Non-Emergency): 561-822-1900
  • Security Ambassadors: 561-446-2036 
  • 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.


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