ADMINISTRATION Budget and finances County charter and management Palm Beach County Legislative issues Max Planck Society Speakers The Scripps Research Institute AIRPORTS Palm Beach County General aviation Noise abatement Bureau Public Affairs Operations Security ANIMAL CARE & CONTROL Animal ordinances and enforcement Dealing with aggressive animals coordinates the Speakers Bureau, a resource Whatever your interest, for businesses, civic organizations, homeowner’s (business/professional organizations) Humane education programs (K-12) associations, volunteer groups and other let’s talk about it! organizations in need of a specialized speaker. Pet-friendly, emergency shelter for pets and people Rabies Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners Knowledgeable representatives from several COMMUNITY SERVICES county departments are available to speak on a Head Start variety of topics as a free public service. Topics Homeless outreach range from agriculture and animals to youth Senior programs/elder care services and zoning. Many departments will tailor Social services a presentation to fit your specific interests. Veterans services West Palm Beach, Florida 33402-1989 This brochure provides examples of topics and CONSUMER AFFAIRS services addressed by Palm Beach County Consumer protection: law & practices departments and divisions that participate in the Hurricane warnings = consumer warnings Identity theft prevention Public Affairs Department Speakers Bureau. Regulations for moving, towing, vehicles-for-hire Please call Public Affairs at 561-355-2754 at least two weeks in advance of your scheduled event to COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE allow sufficient time to meet your request. We look 4-H youth program Agriculture forward to serving you! P.O. Box 1989 Family and consumer science Florida yards and neighborhoods (horticulture) Mounts Botanical Garden CRIMINAL JUSTICE COMMISSION Criminal courts Tune in to Channel 20 for a great source of information Criminal justice system and diversified programming or visit the Web site at Juvenile justice www.pbcgov.com Local and state corrections Pictured on the cover: Assistant County Administrator Shannon LaRoque-Baas Youth Violence Prevention Program ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT HUMAN RESOURCES PLANNING, ZONING & BUILDING Speakers are also provided by offices and Business incubators Recruitment and hiring process Building inspections, permitting and codes organizations that operate independently from the Enterprise zones Testing and assessment Code violations and enforcement process Board of County Commissioners. These include HUD Section 108 loan program Contractors certification licensing and complaints constitutional offices and the Judiciary, state Incentive grant programs INFORMATION SYSTEMS SERVICES Planning process and issues agencies and special taxing districts. For a speaker, County Web infrastructure Zoning process and issues please call them directly: EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT/EOC Enterprise network PUBLIC AFFAIRS Clerk & Comptroller 355-2996 9-1-1 system New technology initiatives and programs Emergency medical services Cable TV in unincorporated PBC (Boca, Delray, Glades 888-760-9206) Hurricane preparedness LEGISLATIVE ISSUES PBC-TV Channel 20 government/education TV Health Care District 659-1270 Terrorism Ballot initiatives Media relations Health Department 840-4500 State and federal funding appropriations Overview of government services Judiciary 355-2431 ENGINEERING & PUBLIC WORKS State and federal issues Web site www.pbcgov.com Property Appraiser 355-3230 Adopt-A-Road program Public Defender 355-7500 Calming devices and signals LIBRARY PUBLIC SAFETY Sheriff 688-3000 Five-year road plan Families Sharing Books Domestic violence (South County 995-2800, Glades 996-1670) Land development issues Genealogy research at your library Sexual assault Solid Waste Authority 640-4000 Traffic performance standards and concurrency Health Information Service Victim services/victim rights (Boca, Delray, Glades 866-792-4636) Library services and resources ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES MGMT. SMALL BUSINESS ASSISTANCE State Attorney 355-7100 Literacy assistance for adults Beach renourishment How to do business with Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections 656-6200 Invasive exotic plants METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORG. Small business assistance overview Tax Collector 355-2264 Lake Worth Lagoon Bicycle and pedestrian safety Small business certification Natural areas and preserves Greenways and trails conceptual plan Sea turtles Long-range transportation planning TOURIST DEVELOPMENT Regional transportation planning Arts and culture EQUAL OPPORTUNITY County Convention Center Equal employment FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT & BUDGET Film production Fair housing Budget and finances Sporting events Palm Beach County Handicapped accessibility Tourism Board of County Commissioners PALM TRAN & PALM TRAN CONNECTION Jeff Koons, Chairman Human relations camp “Go Bus, Go!” Youth Program WATER UTILITIES Burt Aaronson, Vice Chairman FIRE-RESCUE Paratransit eligibility Reclaimed water Karen T. Marcus Senior rider assistance Shelley Vana Child passenger seat safety Video/Lecture: Created Wetlands Steven L. Abrams Drowning prevention and pool safety Travel training Wakodahatchee & Green Cay wetlands tours Jess R. Santamaria Emergency medical services Understanding system maps Water treatment plant tours Priscilla A. Taylor Fire safety and injury prevention PARKS & RECREATION YOUTH AFFAIRS County Administrator Juvenile firesetter intervention program Robert Weisman Environmental topics Highridge Family Center HOUSING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT Pools, beaches and water safety Improving family relationships Economic development assistance The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens Positive parenting In accordance with the provisions of the ADA, this document may be requested in an alternate format. Emergency shelter grants Therapeutic recreation: Understanding child/adolescent behaviors Please contact Public Affairs at 561-355-2754. First-time home buyer assistance Special Olympics Youth Service Bureau Prepared as a public service by the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners Housing rehabilitation assistance VSA arts of Florida Public Affairs Department (561) 355-2754 Volunteer opportunities www.pbcgov.com September 2009 To schedule a speaker, please call 355-2754.