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Advisory Boards

The City of Lake Worth has a number of advisory boards which provide assistance to the City Commission.  Most meet once a month and only require a few hours of a volunteer's time.  All members are selected by the Mayor and City Commission.  Board meetings are open to the public.

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C-51 Canal Advisory Committee


The purpose of this committee to monitor and review the results of the State’s engineering and feasibility or any other subsequent studies related to the C-51 Canal. Resolution No. 56-2016 – effective November 1, 2016, created a five member committee composed of one member appointed by the Mayor and one member appointed by each City Commissioner. Appointed members of the Committee shall serve at the pleasure of the City Commission and may be removed from the Committee for any reason. The committee shall meet as necessary or as requested by the City Commissioner or the City Manager

Stacey Tucker Arlosoroff District 1 Appointment
Laura Starr Mayor's Appointment
Michelle Sylvester District 3 Appointment
Mark Foley District 4 Appointment
Sally Gonsalves District 2 Appointment

Staff Liaison
Brian Shields, Water Utility Director | bshields@lakeworth.org

Citizen's Advisory Committee - Bond Referendum

The purpose of this committee is to review all expenditures from the bond proceeds for improving local roadways and eliminating potholes in the City. Ord. No. 2016-47 – effective October 15, 2016, created a fourteen-member committee composed of seven members of the City’s Finance Advisory Board and seven members, two members selected by the Mayor and two members to be selected by the Vice Mayor and one member selected by each City Commissioner.

Members - Three Year Terms

Cynthia Brown 31-Jul-2020 Mayor's Appointment
Kathleen McGiveron 31-Jul-2020 District 1 Appointment
Deana Booker Torrence 31-Jul-2020 District 2 Appointment
Michelle Sylvester 31-Jul-2020 District 3 Appointment
Linda Brower 31-Jul-2020 District 4 Appointment
VACANT   31-Jul-2019 Mayor's Appointment
Peter Callaro 31-July-2020 District 1 Appointment
Tom Copeland 31-Jul-2019 Mayor's Appointment
VACANT   31-Jul-2019 District 1 Appointment
Judith Just 31-Jul-2019 District 2 Appointment
Caryn Rixey 31-Jul-2020 District 3 Appointment
Paul Blockson 13-July-2019 District 4 Appointment
Sherry Schmidt 31-Jul-2019 Mayor's Appointment
Ben Ellis Jr 31-Jul-2020 District 1 Appointment

Staff Liaison
Bruce Miller, Finance Director

Community Redevelopment Agency

Agency members are responsible for formulating and implementing projects to assist in revitalizing and redeveloping portions of the City of Lake Worth.  As an independent board, the CRA maintains its own website which may be viewed by clicking here.
Members - Four Year Terms

Leah Foertsch 21-Aug-2021 District 1 Appointment
Brent Whitfield 21-Aug-2018 Mayor's Appointment
Brendan Lynch, Vice-Chair 21-Aug-2019 Mayor's Appointment
Madlyn McKendry, Chair 21-Aug-2021 District 3 Appointment
Mark Rickards 21-Aug-2021 District 1 Appointment
John Paxman 31-July-2020 District 4 Appointment
Christopher Pettit 21-Aug-2018 District 2 Appointment

City Commission Liaison
Commissioner Andy Amoroso
Executive Director
Joan Oliva

Construction Board of Adjustment & Appeals

Board members have the power to hear appeals of decisions and interpretations of the Building Official and consider variances to the technical codes per the Florida Building Code.
Members - Four Year Terms

Ibrahim

Chalhoub

31-Jul-2017

Mayor's Appointment

Ben

Ellis, Jr.

31-Jul-2020

District 3 Appointment
Ryan Paplow

31-Jul-2020

District 4 Appointment
Mark Szafaryn

31-Jul-2017

District 1 Appointment

Vacant

.

31-Jul-2018

Mayor's Appointment

Vanant

 

31-Jul-2018

District 1 Appointment

Vacant

 

31-Jul-2020

District 2 Appointment


Meeting Schedule
As Needed

Electric Utility Advisory Board

Advise the City Commission on the establishment of fair and equitable policies, plans and programs that are consistent with customer needs, legal mandates, public policy, operational requirements and the long-term financial stability and viability of the electric utilities.
 

Ibrahim Chalhoub

31-Jul-2018

District 2 Appointment

Caroline

Clore

31-Jul-2018

Commission Appointee

Peggy

Fisher

31-Jul-2018

District 1 Appointment

Lisa

Maxwell, Chair

31-Jul-2018

District 3 Appointment

Ryan Oblander

31-Jul-2018

District 4 Appointment

VACANT

 

31-Jul-2018

Mayor's Appoitment

Roger St.Martin

31-Jul-2018

Village of Palm Spring's Appointee


Meeting Schedule
1st Wednesday of Each month – 6:00 PM
City Hall Conference Room | 7 North Dixie Highway | Lake Worth, FL 33460
Staff Liaison
Ed Liberty, Electric Utilities Director | eliberty@lakeworth.org

Employees' Retirement System Board

The Board members shall administer, manage and be responsible for the proper operation of the Employees’ Retirement System. The Board meets jointly with the Police Retirement Board.
Members – Three Year Terms

Lake Worth General Employees' Pension Trust Fund

Pam Triolo, Chair N/A Mayor
Richard Collier 07/31/2016 Citizen Member
Bruce Miller, Co-Chair N/A Finance Director
Evanna Stephenson 07/31/2016 Employee Member
Phil Johnson 12/15/2017 Employee Member


Meeting Schedule
4th Wednesday of Each Month – 1:30 pm
City Hall Conference Room | 7 North Dixie Highway | Lake Worth, FL 33460
Staff Liaison
Dixie Martinez
The Resource Centers, LLC
561.624.3277 ext. 2957
Dixie@resourcecenters.com

Finance Advisory Board

Members serve to promote transparency in the City’s budget process and allow for additional citizen input on major financial decisions.
Members – Three Year Terms

Tom Copeland 7/31/2018 Mayor's Appointment
Paul Blockson 7/13/2019 District 4 Appointment
Judith Just 7/31/2020 District 2 Appointment
Ben Ellis Jr 7/31/2019 District 1 Appointment
VACANT VACANT

7/31/2021

District 1 Appointment
Caryn Rixey 7/31/2020 District 3 Appointment

Sherry

Schmidt

7/31/2019

Mayor's Appointment


Meeting Schedule
1st Monday of Each Month – 6:00 PM
City Hall Conference Room | 7 North Dixie Highway | Lake Worth, FL 33460
Staff Liaison
Bruce Miller, Finance Director

Firefighters' Pension Trust Fund

Board members administer the Relief and Pension Fund and decide all claims to relief.
Members – Two Year Terms

Firefighters' Pension Trust Fund Information

Mark

Lamb, Secretary 5/31/2015 Employee Member

Patricia

Highland 7/31/2015 Citizen, Appointed by Mayor

Valerie

Hurley

7/31/2016

Citizen, Appointed by Vice Mayor

Rory

Kimbrell

5/31/2016

Employee Member

Richard

Seamon 9/30/2015 Appointed by City Commission


Meeting Schedule
As Called by the Board
Staff Liaison
Margie Adcock, Administrator | The Resource Centers, LLC | margie@resourcecenters.com

Firefighters' Pension Trust Fund - Division 2

Board members administer the Relief and Pension Fund and decide all claims to relief.
Members – Two Year Terms

Firefighters' Pension Trust Fund - Division 2 Information

Chris

Bell 5/31/2015  

Paul

Blockson N/A Appointed by Fire Chief

Scott

Conley, Secretary

7/31/2016

Employee Member

Michelle

Martin

5/31/2015

Employee Member

Vacant

  9/30/2017 Employee Member


Meeting Schedule
As Called by the Board
Staff Liaison
Margie Adcock, Administrator
The Resource Centers, LLC
margie@resourcecenters.com

Historic Resources Preservation Board

Members – Three Year Terms

Judith Fox

31-Jul-2021

Citizen at large Mayor's Appointment
Robert D'Arinzo

31-Jul-2020

Real Estate Sales

District 1 Appointment
Darrin Engel, Chairman

31-Jul-2020

Professional/Architecture District 4 Appointment

Judith

Just

31-Jul-2019

Law

District 1 Appointment

Bernard

Guthrie

31-Jul-2020

Contractor Mayor's Appointment
David Cavorsi

31-Jul-2020

Real Estate District 3 Appointment
William Feldkamp, Vice-Chair

31-Jul-2019

  District 2 Appointment


Meeting Schedule
2nd Wednesday of Each Month – 6:00 pm
City Hall Commission Chambers | 7 North Dixie Highway | Lake Worth, FL 33460

Library Board

Board members are responsible for recommending expenditures from the Library Trust Fund and the Simpkin Trust Fund.  They also advise the Library Director on policy and service issues.
Members – Five Year Terms

Samuel

Goodstein

7/31/2019

District 3 Appointment
Ted Johnson 7/31/2020 District 4 Appointment
Mary Lindsey 7/31/2022 District 1 Appointment
Glenn Scheiner 7/31/2021 District 2 Appointment

Dave

Wilson

7/31/2018

Mayor's Appointment


Meeting Schedule
4th Thursday in January, March, June, & September – 6:00 pm
Staff Liaison
Vickie Joslin, Librarian | vjoslin@lakeworth.org

Planning & Zoning Board | Board of Sign Appeals

Members review site plans and make recommendations to the City Commission for the development of residential (three units or more) and all commercial properties.
Members – Three Year Terms

Daniel Tanner

31-Jul-2018

Citizen at Large/ District 3 Appointment

Mark

Humm

31-Jul-2020

Citizen at Large/District 1 Appointment

Anthony Marotta, Vice Chair  31-Jul-2019 Professional/Mayor's Appointment
Michael

Glaser

 31-Jul-2020 Professional / District 4 Appointment
Catherine Turk 31-July-2020 Citizen at Large / Commissioner District 2 Appointment

Greg

Rice, Chair

31-Jul-2019

Professional Real Estate / Mayor's Appointment

Dustin

Zacks

31-Jul-2019

Professional Law / District 1 Appointment


Meeting Schedule
1st Wednesday of Each Month – 6:00 pm
City Hall Commission Chambers | 7 North Dixie Highway | Lake Worth, FL 33460

Police Pension Trust Fund - Division 2

Members - Three, Two, & One Year Terms

Michael Murray, Chair 31-Mar-2014
Christopher Johnson 31-Mar-2015
Troy Sutton 31-Mar-2013
Charles Ferry 31-Mar-2013
Vacant   31-Mar-2014


Pension Administrator
Judith Fleming, Fund Administrator
Lake Worth Police Relief & Pension Fund, Division 2
1348 Fairfax Circle East | Boynton Beach, FL 33436 | 561.439.6352
fleming-lw-div2@att.net

Police Retirement System

The Board shall administer, manage and be responsible for the proper operation of the Retirement System.
Members – Two Year Terms

Lake Worth Police Officers' Pension Trust Fund

Pam Triolo N/A Mayor

Todd

Baer, Secretary

7/31/2015

Employee Member

Marie Elianor N/A Finance Director

Christopher

Johnson, Chair 7/31/2015

Employee Member

Vacant

 

7/31/2016

Citizen Member


Meetings
4th Wednesday of Each Month – 1:30 pm
City Hall Conference Room
7 North Dixie Highway
Lake Worth, FL 33460
Staff Liaison
Dixie Martinez | The Resource Centers, LLC | 561.624.3277 | Dixie@resourcecenters.com

Recreation Advisory Board

The Board assists in promoting awareness and involvement in City’s recreation programs.  The Board also serves as advisors in policy, programming, finances, future land acquisition, and facility capital projects relating to recreational needs of the citizens.
Members - Three year terms.

Evan Cabrera

31-Jul-2020

District 2 Appointment
VACANT   31-Jul-2019 District 1 Appointment
Karla Engel

31-Jul-2018

District 4 Appointment
Faith

Watson

31-Jul-2020

Mayor's Appointment
Deborah Null 31-Jul-2019 District 3 Appointment
Gary Antieau

30-Jul-2021

Mayor's Appointment

Angel

Alvarez

31-Jul-2019

District 1 Appointment


Meetings
3rd Wednesday | 6:15pm
501 Lake Ave | Lake Worth, FL 33460
Staff Liaison
Lauren Bennett | lbennett@lakeworth.org

Special Magistrate

The Special Magistrate conducts hearings regarding Code Compliance Cases.  Cases are heard on a First-Come, First-Heard basis.  A sign-up sheet is made available by 8:30am on hearing date.

Hearings
Last Thursday of Each Month – 9:00 am
Commission Chambers – City Hall | 7 North Dixie Highway | Lake Worth, FL 33460

Tree Board

Board establishes policy and provides standards within the City Landscape Ordinance for tree preservation.  Policy includes educational materials (proper planting, pruning, and insect and disease control), permit guidelines, and City tree sale program.
Members – Three Year Terms

Monica Bilotti

31-Jul-2018

District 3 Appointment
David Cluckey

31-Jul-2019

District 1 Appointment
Christian Minaya

31-Jul-2019

District 4 Appointment
Joan Federman 31-Jul-2020 Mayor's Appointment

Richard

Stowe, Chair

31-Jul-2018

District 2 Appointment
Susan Guyaux 31-Jul-2019 Mayor's Appointment
VACANT     District 1 Appointment


Meeting Schedule
2nd Thursday of Each Month – 5:30 pm
City Hall Conference Room | 7 North Dixie Highway | Lake Worth, FL 33460
Staff Liaison
David McGrew, Parks Department | dmcgrew@lakeworth.org

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