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                                                                                                                                                                Budget and finances
                                                                                                                                                                County charter and management
                                                  Palm Beach County                                                                                             Legislative issues
                                                                                                                                                                Max Planck Society

                                                                                                                                                                The Scripps Research Institute
                                                                                     Palm Beach County                                                          General aviation
                                                                                                                                                                Noise abatement

                                                       Bureau                        Public Affairs
                                                                                                                                                                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
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
                                                                                     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
                                                                                                                                        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                              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                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                                                        September 2009

                   To schedule a speaker, please call 355-2754.

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