Smart City Project, DDA Annual Report, and City Landmarking Update

DNA members met at the City Courthouse, where history met progress. We learned about critical updates essential for every downtown resident and stakeholder. With so much unfolding in our vibrant downtown, clarity is key. 

The event recording and the presentation slides can be found here


6:00 pm – Registration and Networking

6:10 pm - Welcome and DNA Updates from Sitima Fowler, DNA President
Discover the latest initiatives driving our Downtown Neighborhood Association forward this year.

6:20 pm – Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Annual Report, Raphael Clemente,  DDA Executive Director
With the significant growth seen the past year, the DDA continues to expand programs to keep pace with that growth.

6:35 pm - WPB Smart City Project, Chris Roog, CRA Executive Director
WPB is on its way to becoming a smart city.  Find out what the project entails and what it means to you.

6:50 pm – City Master Plan Landmarks Update
Get us an update on the historic buildings that are landmarked and the process to preserve our history.


Reuben Hale Museum and Garden Tour


This was the first in a series of WPB DNA bespoke private events!  Our members got a private tour of Reuben Hale's home (now museum) and sculpture garden. This was a sold out event!

2024 Business Meeting and Community Chat

Our very first event of the year was a success!  The standing room members-only event at the beautiful Community Foundation on Jan 11, 2024 was the perfect way to kick-off the new year.  Our members were treated to a welcome reception followed by  engaging discussions, crucial updates and an Q&A session.

  • 2023 DNA Accomplishments and 2024 Priorities: President, Sitima Fowler, shared key stats of the organization.
  • 2024 DNA Board election: New board members were elected - Sitima Fowler, Peter Cruise, Danilo Freitas, Rick Rose, Julia Walters, John Garabo, and Lin Luo
  • Your Waterfront Your Way City Initiative: Latest insights into this city initiative.
  • Related Companies Development Plans: Exclusive updates from a major West Palm Beach developer on the future of downtown.
  • Downtown Crime Statistics and Prevention: Stay informed about safety measures for our downtown community.
  • CRA Downtown Development, Including the Great Lawn: Hear exciting updates about downtown development, including the Great Lawn.

2023 DNA Holiday Extravaganza

🌟 Spectacular DNA Holiday Extravaganza at The Watermark! 🌟

The DNA 2023 Holiday Party was epic. It was community building at its finest. A hearfelt thanks to our sponsors and volunteers who made this event possible. Don't let the next DNA event slip through your fingers. Stay connected with us on Facebook and Instagram for more pictures and announcements.


📅 Date: Thursday, December 14, 2023

🕡 Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

📍 Location: The Watermark at WPB, 445 Datura St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

👗 Attire: Cocktail Party Attire Requested


🌟 Your Ticket Includes (Ticket prices will increase on December 1st):

✨ Two signature cocktails that will tickle your taste buds and set the festive mood.

✨ Michelin star level appetizers crafted by an award-winning chef to delight your palate.

✨ Be amazed by a Strolling Illusionist, adding a touch of magic to the night.

✨ Bid on our Silent Auction featuring coveted prizes, including a 3-course dinner at the prestigious Breakers, a Waterview night and breakfast at The Ben, an MD Beauty Lab Beauty Package, and much more!

✨ Groove to the beats with a DJ providing fantastic music to keep you dancing all night.


This is a special DNA downtown history tour led by architect and historian Rick Gonzalez. 

Building Solutions for Downtown's Unhoused

The event recording is here


Join us at the beautiful theater of PB Dramaworks as we come together to address safety and homelessness in our downtown community. The event will kick off with a welcome reception where we connect and network over wine, lite bites and special music by Cynthia Nalley and Francisco Pena Guerra.

Following the welcome reception, we will transition to the main event - an insightful panel discussion titled "Building Solutions for Downtown Homelessness." Experts, law enforcement and community leaders will share their experiences and approaches to address this critical issue, inspiring us all to take action followed by Q&A.

The best part? This DNA event is absolutely FREE! Enjoy complimentary wine, lite bites and music. It's an opportunity you don't want to miss!

Not a member yet? JOIN NOW for only $25/yr and attend event.


The event is sponsored by Seacoast Bank, PB Dramaworks and Downtown Development Authority.


Event Highlights:

  • Welcome Reception: Wine & Lite Bites for Neighborly Networking while listening to music by Cynthia Nalley and Francisco Pena Guerra
  • Expert Panel Discussion: "Building Solutions for Downtown Homelessness"
  • Venue: PB Dramaworks

Your presence at this event will be a valuable contribution to our collective efforts to make a difference. Join us for an evening of connection, empathy, and shared commitment to ending homelessness in our downtown area.

If you cannot join us in-person, we will do Facebook live streaming.  If you join the event here then  then you will automatically get notified when the event is about to s

Movin' & Groovin' - How Downtown Gets Around!

With unprecedented growth comes growing pains. One of those is around mobility and congestion.  So what is being planned downtown to address it?  Come join us and find out!  This is a FREE DNA member event. 

Not a member?  Click here to join for only $25!

FREE Circuit rides to venue, FREE Museum guided tours, FREE lite bites...doesn't get better than this!

FREE Circuit rides to the venue will be provided between 5:15 - 5:45PM from The Prado (600 S Dixie Hwy & Hibiscus), Publix (375 S Rosemary Ave and Fern) and the Edge (300 Australian Ave)


  • 5:30 – 6       Museum tours
  • 6 – 6:15       Gather in the courtroom upstairs with refreshments
  • 6:15 – 6:20  Opening remarks by DNA President
  • 6:20 – 7       Prepared panelist presentations
    • Circuit – Micro mobility in other urban cities and what is happening in WPB
    • DDA – Designing an intentional car free city
    • TMA (Transportation Management Agency) – WPB Go Initiatives
    • City of WPB - Mobility Options Available Now and Plans for the Future
  • 7 – 7:30       Q&A

Art Walk


DNA General Meeting - 1st Quarter 2023

1st Quarter 2023 DNA General Meeting at Community Foundation.  


5:30 pm - Networking with Wine and Hors D'oeuvres

6:00 pm - Introduction and Welcome from Sitima Fowler, DNA President
Hear from our DNA president what the DNA is up to this year

6:15 pm - Mayor Keith James - State of the City Update
Hear directly from our mayor on the state of our city.

6:45 pm - WPB Police Update
Our downtown Officer Seth Buxton will be presenting recent statistics on crime, safety, and new policies. Come out and get to know the officers that live, work and specialize in our neighborhood.

7:00 pm - Planning Division Update
Development Services Director, Richard Greene, will give us an update on the latest projects happening downtown.

7:20 pm - Palm Beach International Boat Show Update and Ticket Giveaway!
Here's your chance to win tickets to the Boat Show and get an overview from Rena Blades who oversees the Boat Show.

7:30 pm - Adjourn


Venue - Community Foundation


DNA 2023 Townhall

This townhall is where we come together to get to know each other, collaborate and propose solutions to make our downtown even better!


DDA Office Entrance - 2nd Floor