June 8, 2012: The City of Delray Beach has been recognized as Palm Beach County’s League of Cities (PBCLC) Member City of the Year for 2012 for its excellence in municipal service. Accepting the award at PBCLC’s Annual Installation Gala on May 25th were Vice-Mayor Tom Carney, City Manager David Harden and Assistant City Manager Robert Barcinski.
The PBCLC Member City of the Year award is presented to cities that consistently provide exceptional municipal services to its residents, businesses and visitors. As a result, the PBCLC identified and referenced the City of Delray Beach’s community neighborhood projects, innovative programs and awards that help to enhance the quality of life within the City and continue to make Delray Beach a great place to live, work and play.
Some initiatives that were mentioned during the award presentation by the PBCLC’s Executive Director, Richard Radcliffe include:
• Two time All-America City Award recipient - 1993 and 2001
• 2011 Florida Municipal Achievement Award – Florida Citizenship Award from the Florida League of Cities
• Extensive Civics Educational Programs, including the City’s Residents and Students Academies that have educated approximately 500 citizens about City government operations, facilities and responsibilities
• Green and Sustainability initiatives, including solar trash compactors, electric vehicle charging stations, energy efficient retrofits and lighting, recycling programs, etc.
• City of Delray Beach Police Department Volunteer Program, where more than 389 citizens volunteer to perform more than 42,000 hours of service and generate more than $350,000 in revenue annually
• Various innovative cost savings programs, including the new Vendor Payment Tool that is utilized by the City’s Finance Department that has led to significant annual cost and environmental savings
• Mayor’s Literacy Initiative and Reading Campaign, which works to promote learning and reading to the children of Delray Beach
“The Palm Beach County League of Cities recognizes the exemplary services that our City provides as well as the innovative initiatives we have undertaken,” stated Vice-Mayor Tom Carney. “I was honored to represent the City and our community in receiving this prestigious award.”
To learn more about the City of Delray Beach and the various municipal programs and services that are offered, including the initiatives that were referenced during the 2012 Member City of the Year Award presentation, please visit the City of Delray Beach’s new website – www.mydelraybeach.com. Your feedback regarding this new site is welcomed within our Open City Hall link that can be found on the right side of the City’s Home Page or by clicking the following link - http://www.mydelraybeach.com/open-city-hall.
About the Palm Beach County League of Cities
Chartered in 1969 as a nonprofit corporation. The purpose of the Palm Beach County League of Cities, Inc., is to promote and advance the collective interest of the municipalities of Palm Beach County, Florida; to study municipal issues and seek desired results through cooperative effort; to respect the principles of Home Rule; to encourage and enhance the quality of life of the citizens of Palm Beach County; and/or to engage in any other lawful purpose not for pecuniary profit. For more information about the Palm Beach County League of Cities and/or its award programs, visit www.leagueofcities.org or contact Richard Radcliffe, PBCLC Executive Director, by phone (561.355.4484) or by E-mail at email@example.com.
Nelson S. "Woodie" McDuffie, Mayor
Thomas Carney, Vice-Mayor
Adam Frankel, Deputy Vice-Mayor
Angeleta Gray, Commissioner
Al Jacquet, Commissioner