November Breakfast 2019 - State of the County
Join Commissioner Mack Bernard, Mayor of the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners as he addresses the State of the County.
Mack Bernard was elected in November 2016 to the Palm Beach County Commission, District 7. His historic election marked him as the first Black male and Haitian-American Palm Beach County Commissioner. Building on the momentum, Commissioner Bernard’s colleagues appointed him as mayor in 2018.
Mack ran for County Commission in order to put his experience to work for our community. He ran on a platform of creating more good paying jobs and job training opportunities; improving public safety and law enforcement relations; increasing small business, women and minority participation in county contracts; keeping taxes low; and advocating for more affordable and sustainable housing.
Mack Bernard has an extensive resume of public service. For nearly a decade, Mack Bernard has committed himself to working for the public.
In 2008, Mack served as a Delray Beach City Commissioner and Deputy Vice-Mayor. In this role, Mack worked hard with the community to increase affordable housing options, improve public safety, and create jobs.
In 2009, Mack Bernard was elected to the Florida House of Representatives where he served on numerous committees and passed bills that created jobs, protected women and children, and supported public education. In the Legislature, Mack served as the President of the Palm Beach County Caucus of Black Elected Officials and was recognized for his work advocating for Florida's small businesses.
Currently, Mack Bernard is the Chairman for the Toussaint L'Ouverture High School for Arts & Social Justice and Board Member for the Color of Hope Foundation. Mack Bernard is a former member of the Florida Elections Commission, Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce and the CJ Foundation, a non-profit organization helping children in need.
Mack has lived in Palm Beach County for 30 years. He is a product of Palm Beach County's public school system, where he was a member of the JROTC and a high-school championship wrestler. He worked hard while attending college, graduating with honors from Florida State University; earning Bachelors in Political Science and Criminal Justice, and graduating with honors from the University of Florida's Levin College of Law.
Mack and his wife Shawn are raising their three daughters here and are very proud to be part of the Palm Beach County Family. As a real estate and tax attorney, Mack Bernard works to help others achieve the American Dream. Mack has put his life's work into giving back to our community and serving this great county.