(West Palm Beach, FL – December 20, 2022) The League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County (LWVPBC)today invited local voters to an informative lunch event next month.
Wednesday, January 18 / 11 am to 1 pm
Hot Topic Discussion / In-Person
County Administrator Palm Beach County
The start of 2023 is the perfect time to get an update on The State of the County—and no one is more directly involved in all relevant concerns and controversies than Verdenia C. Baker, County Administrator Palm Beach County since 2015. She oversees 6,800 positions and balances a $6-billion annual budget in Florida’s third largest county with a population of 1.5 million and growing. Notably Palm Beach is one of four Florida counties and one of 50 counties nationally achieving the AAA bond rating, critical for financial stability.
Since becoming County Administrator, Baker was the leader in a voter-approved 2016 Infrastructure Sales Tax initiative that will generate $2.7 billion for new and renovated schools, roads, and facilities over a 10-year period; led initiatives such as the Mandatory Inclusionary Workforce Housing Program, Community Land Trust, re-implemented the small/minority/women business enterprise program in 2019, and the recently created Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; and managed the county’s response to the deadly COVID pandemic.
Where: Mel’s Way Bistro, 3536 Via Poinciana in Lake Worth 33467
Lunch Fee: $35
+ Lunch begins at 11:30 am. Choice of regular or vegetarian lunch.
+ Presentation begins at noon.
+ Registrations, lunch choice, and payments must be made in advance online at https://lwvpbc.org/event/jan-hot-topic-state-of-the-county/.
+ Walk-ins cannot be accommodated. Fee is nonrefundable.
About the League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County:
The League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County is a nonpartisan political organization of women and men of all ages and backgrounds, encouraging informed and active participation in government through education and advocacy. The League of Women Voters of the United States believes that voting is a fundamental citizen right that must be guaranteed. For more information, please visit lwvpbc.org or