League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County Invites the Public to Three Timely & Informative Events During June & July
- Gun Control: Mass Shootings Trend & Solutions – June 9
- State of the County with Verdenia Baker – June 20
- The Importance of the 2020 Census – July 18
(West Palm Beach, FL – June 7, 2018) The League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County is inviting the public to one Cool Topic Discussion and two Hot Topic Luncheons during June and July. The discussion will be held at The Palm Beach Post Auditorium, 2751 S. Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach, and the luncheons will be held at the Atlantis Country Club, 190 Atlantis Blvd. in Lake Worth.
For both of the Hot Topic Luncheons, registration starts at 11 am and lunch is served promptly at 11:30 am.
Cool Topic Discussion
Mass Shootings: Trends & Solutions
Saturday, June 9 / 9 to 10:30 am
The special guest speaker is Dr. Tom Gabor, Ph.D., a criminologist, sociologist and international consultant now based in Florida, he was formerly a Professor of Criminology at the University of Ottawa, Canada. With a doctorate from Ohio State University, Dr. Gabor has published over 150 works, testified in front of Parliamentary committees, and served as a consultant and expert witness on behalf of many international and governmental agencies. His most recent book is Confronting Gun Violence in America.
There is no charge to attend this Cool Topic Discussion in West Palm Beach, but RSVPs are still requested online at www.lwvpbc.org or by calling 561-968-4123.
Hot Topic Luncheon
State of the County with Verdenia Baker
Wednesday, June 20 / 11:30 am to 1 pm
As Palm Beach County Administrator, Verdenia Baker is responsible for carrying out the policies of Board of County Commissioners. A certified financial manager, she manages the daily operation of county government, which includes more than 6,300 employees and an annual budget of approximately $4.4 billion, serving more than 1.4 million residents. Palm Beach County is one of the few counties in the nation with AAA general obligation bond ratings from all three of the major rating agencies and most recently received an AAA revenue bond rating from Standard & Poor’s.
Tickets for this luncheon at the Atlantis Country Club are $25 per person until June 13, and $35 after that date. RSVPs are requested online at www.lwvpbc.org or by calling 561-968-4123.
Hot Topic Luncheon
Saving the Census
Wednesday, July 18 / 11:30 am to 1 pm
The three special guest speakers at this luncheon include Palm Beach County Mayor Melissa McKinley; Lisa De La Rionda, Palm Beach County’s Director of Public Affairs; and Patricia Behn, Deputy Planning Director, Planning Division, of the Palm Beach County Planning, Zoning and Building Department. Their key objective is to ensure that each and every resident of Palm Beach County is counted in the 2020 census, including hard-to-count populations such as young children, minorities, non-English speakers, the homeless, undocumented immigrants, and mobile individuals such as college students. Why? Because everyone in Palm Beach County and Florida loses if the census count isn’t accurate.
Tickets for this luncheon at the Atlantis Country Club are $25 per person until May 9, and $35 after that date. RSVPs are requested online at www.lwvpbc.org or by calling 561-968-4123.
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.