Published On: Fri, Apr 6th, 2018

Boca Beat 4/6

• After her landslide victory, Monica Mayotte was officially sworn in at Boca Raton City Hall on April 2 alongside Councilman Jeremy Rodgers, who was re-elected for another three-year term after his victory over Kim Do in last month’s election. The crowd packed the Council Chambers on Monday to welcome newcomer Mayotte, and thank Councilman Robert Weinroth, who did not seek re election as he has his eyes set on the the Palm Beach Board of Commissioners race later this year. The District 4 seat is being vacated by Steven Abrams. District 4 covers the southern part of Palm Beach County and spans municipalities from Boca Raton to South Palm Beach.• After her landslide victory, Monica Mayotte was officially sworn in at Boca Raton City Hall on April 2 alongside Councilman Jeremy Rodgers, who was re-elected for another three-year term after his victory over Kim Do in last month’s election. The crowd packed the Council Chambers on Monday to welcome newcomer Mayotte, and thank Councilman Robert Weinroth, who did not seek re election as he has his eyes set on the the Palm Beach Board of Commissioners race later this year. The District 4 seat is being vacated by Steven Abrams. District 4 covers the southern part of Palm Beach County and spans municipalities from Boca Raton to South Palm Beach.

• At this meeting the Council Members were nominated for these roles:
Deputy Mayor: Scott SingerCRA Chairperson: Andrea O’RourkeCRA Vice Chairperson: Monica MayotteTransportation Planning AssociationVoting: Susan Haynie and Jeremy RodgersAlternates: Andrea O’Rourke and Scott SingerPalm Beach County League of CitiesVoting: Monica MayotteAlternate: Jeremy RodgersInterlocal Plan Review Amendment Committee: Jeremy Rodgers

• Symphony of the Americas finishes its 30th Anniversary Season with the return appearance of spectacular pianist and composer Conrad Tao, heralded by Forbes in its Top 30 Under 30.

•The soon-to-be graduates of the class of 2018 in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University joined thousands of medical students across the country today in a “rite of passage” at “Match Day” to find out where they will be spending the next several years of medical training as residents.

• Two Palm Beach State College students will compete on the national level after winning top awards at the Phi Beta Lambda state competition. Patreace Scharschmidt won first-place in the Entrepreneurship Concepts, Management Concepts and Retail Management categories. Joshua Deese won second-place in the Entrepreneurship Concepts category during the event held in Orlando March 22-25.

• The City of Boca Raton Office of Economic Development continued it’s 2018 “Your Success is Our Success Tour” with a visit to The Nature’s Bounty manufacturing facility. The “Success Tour” has been established to congratulate and recognize Boca based companies for their economic and community contributions to the City of Boca Raton. • Dr. Elizabeth Horvath, a longtime Palm Beach State College computer science professor, has received a Distinguished Engineering Educator Award from the Engineers’ Council.

• Florida Atlantic University’s College of Business recently teamed up with Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management to host the Executive MBA Council’s USA/Southeast regional meeting at the Hyatt Regency in Coral Gables, Fla. The academic association that represents the Executive MBA (EMBA) industry, the Executive MBA Council (EMBAC) advances the cause of EMBA programs by serving as a facilitator of best practice sharing and knowledge dissemination and fostering a community among high-quality programs.

• A new elementary school could potentially be in the works for the City of Boca Raton. The City Council gave unanimous support to resolution 18-2018, which is a resolution from the City of Boca Raton supporting the establishment of a new public elementary school on city-owned land in the vicinity of Spanish River Boulevard, west of I-95 and east of north Military Trail.

• The Unicorn Children’s Foundation will be hosting a training on Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 9am to 5pm at the Boca Raton Children’s Museum to increase the availability of high quality respite care providers in Palm Beach and Broward County.  Respite provides temporary relief for families from the ongoing responsibility of caring for an individual with special needs.

• The Boca Raton Public Library will host an information event for veterans of all ages at the Spanish River Library on April 18, 2018 from 12:00–2:00pm. Since November 2016, the BRPL’s Military Intel programs have provided veterans and their families with information about benefits, counseling, jobs and more.

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