April’s Mayor Column

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Mayor’s ColumnAnneGerwig

By Mayor Anne Gerwig

Spring is the season of new beginnings. Last month, I had the distinct privilege of being elected Mayor. I feel very proud to have this distinction in a year when Wellington marks its 20th anniversary of incorporation.

springIf there was ever a month to be lucky you live in Wellington, April is it.  With so many exciting events going on, there’s no shortage of ways to stay entertained, enjoy our beautiful weather, and socialize with the community.

relayforlifeThis month, I am excited to lead Wellington in the Relay For Life movement. Relay for Life Wellington takes place on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 3:00 pm at Palm Beach Central High School (8499 Forest Hill Blvd, Wellington, FL). That evening, we will join communities from across the globe to celebrate those who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action to finish the fight once and for all. The Relay For Life movement is the world’s largest fundraising event to fight every cancer in every community, with four million participants in 6,000 events worldwide in 2015.  Come out and support this great cause! Together, our efforts can make a big difference.

Visit relayforlife.org to learn more about the event. Sign up for the Wellington team by Clicking HERE, or contact Olga Prieto at 561-753-2561.

If you love the Wellington Green Market, or if you haven’t had a chance to experience it yet, you still have a few weeks left to stop by.  The Green Market runs through April 30th, and then returns again in October.  The market opens at 9 am every Saturday this month at Village Hall.

earthdaypromoJoin us Sunday, April 17 starting at 4:00 pm at the Wellington Amphitheater are we celebrate Earth Day and raise awareness for environmental protection. During this free event, you will learn about recycling, composting, and respecting the earth. The celebration features live music, local vendors showcasing earth friendly products, free samples, and giveaways. We will recognize volunteers over the past year for their steadfast commitment to keep our Village green. In doing our part, this year we will plant a Paradise Tree in honor of Arbor Day.

camerassection24In terms of the environment, the Village takes immense pride in its parks, wetlands, and environmental preserves. We recognize the importance of preserving all of nature’s habitats. We must continue to ensure that we protect the environment and the rural charm of our Village. As we look towards the future, this new Council will continue to focus on the principles of preservation, stewardship, and accountability. Our primary goal is always to deliver for our residents.

A drive around our wonderful Village will reveal great neighborhoods, great schools, and outstanding parks. As your new Mayor, I will work to ensure that we sustain and strengthen these qualities. I look forward to working with my fellow Council-members to continue providing the high quality services that make Wellington a better place to live, work, play, and raise a family.