Commissioners Community Outreach Program

The Commissioners Community Outreach Program is an independent fund reported within the Business Development budget. This program assists Commissioners in disseminating Port information to and with the general local public and local organizations and groups in an effort to publicize the Port within our community and Port District. The funds are also intended to augment municipal, county, regional, and governmental agencies towards economic growth in the Port District.

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This fiscal year, the Port of Palm Beach District Board of Commissioners have thus far, supported the following organizations/ agencies through the Commissioners Community Outreach Program:

Operation Hope  

Meals on Wheels Palm Beaches

Caribbean-American for Community Involvement, Inc. 

Lisa's Lil Wonders Youth Enrichment Program, Inc. 

The Children's Healing Institute

Urban League of Palm Beach County, Inc.

Friends of Foster Children of Palm Beach County

Holy Ground PBC

Martin Luther King Coordinating Committee

PBC Black Caucus

Black Chamber of Commerce Palm Beach County

In Fiscal Year 2023, the Port of Palm Beach District Board of Commissioners have supported the following organizations/ agencies through the Commissioners Community Outreach Program:

William T. Dwyer High School

Florida's Children First

Living Hungry

Coastal Middle and High School Inc.

Meals on Wheels Palm Beaches 

Operation Hope  

Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary School

Caribbean-American for Community Involvement, Inc.  

Holy Ground PBC

Place of Hope

Martin Luther King Coordinating Committee

Inheritance of Hope Inc.

The Wild Dolphin Project

Law Enforcement Assistance Foundation, Inc.

Kids Cancer Foundation

Christians Reaching out to Society, Inc. 

Tuskegee Alumni Association Palm Beach

Inlet Grove Community High School Foundation

OJ Anderson Scholarship Foundation

Suits for Seniors

Coastal Middle and High School Inc. 

Inheritance of Hope

Port of Palm Beach Seafarers' Center

Builders of Highway Foundation, Inc. 

POLICIES & PROCEDURES

The Commissioners Community Outreach Program will include two primary categories: Donations and Involvement. Each Commissioner will have the ability to expend a total of $3,000 per fiscal year (October 1 – September 30) to be allocated between these two categories. Commissioner requests for donations, tickets, ads or sponsorships occurring between regular meetings will be processed and placed on the next Board Meeting agenda for consideration and approval or ratification. 

All requests for Donations and/or Involvement will require Board of Commissioner approval. A commissioner may request funds of a fellow commissioner in the event they have exhausted their allocated funds in any fiscal year. Should a new commissioner join the Board during the middle of a fiscal year, they shall be provided the entire $3,000 allocation for the remainder of that fiscal year. 

DONATIONS: 

Provide donations to organizations or events classified as an IRS 501(c)(3) exempt organization or organizations which are educational in nature. Further, no funds shall be expended in support of an entity that endorses political candidates, or conducts lobbying activities, and in accordance with the Florida Constitution, Article 1, Section 1, no funds shall be expended in support of a church, sect, religious denomination or sectarian institution. Donations may be in the form of a financial donation, an advertisement or a sponsorship. There shall only be one donation allowed per organization per year and all donations shall be for organizations within or benefiting those within the Port District. Organizations receiving donations must submit a completed W-9 form and proof of IRS 501(c)(3) classification to the Port prior to submission to the Board of Commissioner. 

INVOLVEMENT :

Participate, attend and/or support local organizations within the Port District. Port Commissioner Involvement may be in the form of purchasing up to 2 tickets per commissioner or having a Port advertisement or sponsorship for a local event. All Port ads will include all commissioners name in alphabetic order. If there is no commissioner interest once event information has been provided by Port staff, the event for tickets, donations, ads or sponsorships will not be placed on the agenda for consideration. 

Contact Us

  1. Jackelin Machado

    Deputy Clerk, Supervisor of Records and Marketing Analyst

    Direct: 561-383-4139

    Cell: 561-319-4527

    EmailDeputy Clerk & Marketing Analyst Jackelin Machado

    Yaremi Farinas

    Public Information Officer

    Direct: 561-383-4138

    Cell: 561-319-0098

    Fax: 561-842-4240

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    Yaremi Farinas