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January Breakfast 2020 (Mayor's State of the City) with Mayor Keith James

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Name: January Breakfast 2020 (Mayor's State of the City) with Mayor Keith James
Date: January 21, 2020
Time: 7:30 AM - 9:15 AM EST
Registration: Register Now
Keith James, Esq., Mayor of the City of Palm Beach
Event Description:

Join us! City of West Palm Beach Mayor Keith James will deliver the 2020 State of the City Address. Mayor James will reflect on the City’s recent accomplishments and announce updates on key city priorities.

Arrive early and network with elected officials and other community leaders while enjoying fresh coffee and then a full breakfast with his program.

Keith James was elected Mayor of the City of West Palm Beach on March 12, 2019. 
 
Focused on creating a community of opportunity for all, Mayor James has a vision for West Palm Beach that is resident-driven. Mayor James is committed to creating a customer friendly culture that focuses on neighborhood initiatives, regional collaboration and community partnerships.
 
Mayor James is the City’s first African-American “strong mayor,” whereby the Mayor is the City’s Chief Executive Officer directing the administrative structure, and the City’s fourth African-American Mayor.
 
Prior to being elected Mayor, Keith James served as the District 4 City Commissioner from 2011 – 2019, serving as President of the Commission twice. During this time, Mayor James helped create West Palm Beach’s strategic plan, finance plan, water plan and mobility plan. Mayor James has been a part of the leadership that has led West Palm Beach from the depths of the recession to the booming metropolis we have today.
 
Mayor James is a Past President of the Palm Beach County League of Cities, where he championed a collaborative approach to solving regional and state issues on equality, home-rule, health and addiction challenges, and transportation.
 
Born in Wichita, Kansas to a teenage single mother, Mayor James learned at an early age the value of hard work, service and education. As a young man, Mayor James overcame the challenges of segregation and inequality to become accepted and then graduate from Harvard College and then Harvard Law School. Mayor James is a member of the American Bar, Florida Bar and Palm Beach County Bar Associations.
 
As a lawyer in the private sector, Mayor James worked with the owners of small and medium-sized companies to help them achieve their business dreams. He has worked with some of Florida’s top firms, is a frequent guest lecturer on business practices and procedures and has provided a level of corporate and executive experience that has benefited West Palm Beach.
 
Mayor James has served in numerous leadership positions to address a range of issues in the community. Mayor James was the former Chair of the West Palm Beach Citizens’ Ethics Task Force, a position to which he was appointed by then-Mayor Lois Frankel. Mayor James is a former Board Member of the Florida League of Cities, Palm Beach County League of Cities, Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency, Palm Beach County Criminal Justice Commission, Grassy Waters Conservancy and Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council. A trailblazer in his own right, Mayor James was the first African American Chair of Leadership Florida and the Quantum Foundation.
 
Mayor Keith James has been a West Palm Beach resident for the last 30 years. It’s where he raised his two children and has dedicated his life to public service. Mayor James and his wife Lorna are proud to call West Palm Beach home.
Location:
Palm Beach County Convention Center
650 Okeechobee Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33401


Free parking.

Breakfast and free parking provided.
Date/Time Information:
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
7:00 a.m. Early Bird Coffee, Check-In and Networking
7:30 a.m. Program begins
9:15 a.m. Program concludes
Contact Information:
Michele Sacher phone:(561) 833-3711 x231
Fees/Admission:
WALK-INS WELCOME but Please be advised this event is limited to 1200 people and historically sells out!

Discount seats are available until 5pm, Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Members
$45 before the deadline
$50 after the deadline

Non-members
$55 before the deadline
$60 after the deadline

Corporate Table Sponsor (Table of 10)
$550 for Members
$750 for Non-Members

2020 Corporate Breakfast Series Subscription for Nine Breakfasts - Discounted until January 10, 2020; Individual - $375, Half-Table of 5 - $2230, Half-Table of 10 - $4460 - CLICK HERE

CANCELLATIONS must be made 72 hours prior to the event for a refund. We cannot accept telephone reservations. 


*Photos will be taken at this event for publications and promotions.

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