League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County Invites Public to Four Informative and FREE Zoom Events in May & June

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Medicaid Expansion in Florida – May 5

Urban Contest Matters: Environmentally Responsible Affordable Housing – May 19

Tackling Climate Change in Palm Beach County – June 9

Legislative Wrap-up – June 16

(West Palm Beach, FL – May 3, 2021) The League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County (LWVPBC)today invited concerned adults to four timely, informative and FREE Zoom events in May and June:

Wednesday, May 5 at 6 pm

Conversations with the League:

Medicaid Expansion Florida

Guest Speakers are the Co-Chairs of the LWVPBC Healthcare Issue Group:

+ Nancy Gau, a retired Clinical Laboratory Director who currently sits on the Board of the Palm Beach County Alliance for Mental Health.

+ Dr. Brent Schillinger is a dermatologist, past president of the Palm Beach County Medical Society, and a member of its Covid-19 Pandemic Response Task Force. He currently chairs the society’s Opioid Health Care Response Team.

Topic: The effort to expand Medicaid in Florida, an update on how the effort failed in the 2021 Legislative session and next steps.

How to Connect:

To connect with this Zoom Conversation, please visit: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85845235206?pwd=VDhac2V3b0lETGVjVk5pdDhqZ3p0QT09

Wednesday, May 19 at Noon

Hot Topic Discussion:

Urban Context Matters:

Environmentally Responsible Affordable Housing

Guest Speaker: Peter Landon, an award-winning Chicago architect specializing in public interest design who is recognized for providing creative and human-centered solutions to the challenging task of building affordable housing.

Topic: The importance of balancing context, technology, environment and the economy when designing mixed-use and affordable housing developments. Landon’s knowledge and expertise as a leading practitioner in this area have been influential as he taught in architectural programs in Chicago and at conferences around the world.

How to Connect:

To connect with this Zoom Discussion, please visit:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_a1mbWWhKQ46h5bG5sEXuhA

Wednesday, June 9 at 6 pm

Spotlight on the Environment:

Tackling Climate Change in Palm Beach County

Guest Speakers:

+ Katelyn Cucinatta, M.A., an analyst for Palm Beach County’s Office of Resilience with a background in coastal conservation, wildlife policy, renewable energy and environmental science.

+ Rebecca Harvey, M.S., Boynton Beach’s first Sustainability Coordinator who leads the City’s environmental sustainability and resilience efforts, including reducing carbon emissions and helping diverse residents and business owners adapt to the impacts of climate change.

+ Lindsey Roland Nieratka, M.S., Manager of Boca Raton’s Office of Sustainability and former Sustainability Coordinator for the City of Hollywood, FL.

Topic: Learn the results of a climate change vulnerability assessment recently completed by the Coastal Resilience Partnership of Southeast Palm Beach County (CRP), a group consisting of the County and seven jurisdictions along the coast. The CRP studied 12 specific climate change threats in order to provide a baseline understanding of the potential risks to the communities and to identify possible adaption strategies.

How to Connect:

Register for this Zoom webinar at:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_skU-ePN8TM-sWMY_thNqsQ

Wednesday, June 16 at Noon

Hot Topic Discussion:

Legislative Wrap-up

Guest speakers and topics TBA.

How to Connect:

To register for this Zoom Discussion, please visit:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_EmCm8bsOR8OBOlYnXn6xqw

About the League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County:

The League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County is a nonpartisan political organization of women and men of all ages and backgrounds, encouraging informed and active participation in government through education and advocacy. The League of Women Voters of the United States believes that voting is a fundamental citizen right that must be guaranteed. For more information, please visit www.lwvpbc.org or www.facebook.com/lwvpbc.