2015 Civic Association Annual Meeting

The 2015 Palm Beach Civic Association Annual Meeting, held at the grand Henry Morrison Flagler Museum was attended by a jubilant crowd of over 270.

Complete Meeting Video - Click Below to See the Video [43 min.]


Videos Below are Portions of the Complete Video Above. Click Each to Play Each Segment.


Mayor Gail Coniglio - State of the Town Address


Congresswoman Lois Frankel


Ned Barnes - Civic Association President's Report


Michael Reiman - Kunkel Award Winner


Samantha David - Up Markets Royal Poinciana Plaza

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Bob Wright, Chariman and CEO called the Annual Meeting and End-of-Year Celebration to order with almost 300 in attendance. John Blades welcomed guests to the Flagler Museum. Special guests from the Town Council and Town Staff were introduced as were the Civic Association Chairman Emeriti and Directors.

Mr. Wright thanked the Season Partner First Republic Bank, and event sponsors Linda Olsson and the Flagler Museum.Robert Weisman, retiring Palm Beach County Administrator was recognized for his years of service and working with the Town and Civic Association.

Samantha David, head of Up Markets, gave a brief update on the remodeling of the Royal Poinciana Plaza.

Ned Barnes gave the Civic Association President's Report.

Mr. Wright nominated seven distinguished new Directors to the Board:

  • Warren Belmar
  • Howard Bernick
  • Paula Butler
  • Susanne Durst
  • Francis Fisher
  • Howard Leach
  • Bonnie McElveen-Hunter

New Honorary Directors were recognized:

  • Alex Dreyfoos
  • Isabel Furlaud


The Kunkel Award was presented by Anne Keresey and Paul Leone to Michael Reiman.

Mayor Gail Coniglio gave the State of the Town Address.

Congresswoman Lois Frankel gave a brief speech about the Port of Palm Beach and stopping the deepening and widening of the Lake Worth Inlet and Lagoon, crediting Mayor Gail Coniglio, the Civic Association, and the Save Our Inlet President Bobbie Lindsay for leading the community effort.

Congresswoman Lois Frankel wrote a letter, spurred on by the community and stakeholders in and around the Port of Palm Beach, to stop the Port and the Army Corps of Engineers from deepening and widening the Lake Worth Inlet and Lagoon.  The letter is below:

Rep. Frankel letter to Sec. Darcy Port funding 6-12-14 

Mayor, Frankel: Don’t fund port plan until all sides agree
Keynote speaker Coniglio discusses beach plans, bridges in State of the Town address.

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