Public invited to discuss economic development

PALM BEACH COUNTY — The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County invites the public to join them as to discuss specific challenges and opportunities in the Glades Region of Palm Beach County. Exacerbated by the current economic impact of COVID-19, this region’s unique needs affect the future of the entire county’s development. Local business […]

Palm Beach County to host Virtual Community Forum on policing

WEST PALM BEACH – Join the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners on Wednesday, July 29, at 6:30 p.m. for a Virtual Community Forum on Policing in Palm Beach County. This insightful open dialogue will allow the public an opportunity to ask questions of local elected officials, representatives of law enforcement, and community activists […]

Blue Green Algae Task Force meets

TALLAHASSEE – The Blue Green Algae Task Force will meet online on July 29 at 8:30 a.m. To register for the meeting, go online to

LOSOM meeting scheduled for June 25

JACKSONVILLE – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, announces the next Project Delivery Team (PDT) meeting for the Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual (LOSOM), to be held June 25 from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Due to continuing COVID-19 restrictions on public meetings, this meeting will be held online only. There are a […]

Parents: Take return-to-school survey – School board meets today

PALM BEACH COUNTY — Parents and guardians of students attending public schools are asked to complete a survey before the end of the day TODAY, Wednesday, June 17, at It is available in multiple languages and is polling parents and guardians on whether they believe classes should be staggered to reduce class sizes in […]

Zoom meeting to review EAA reservoir plan

WEST PALM BEACH – The South Florida Water Management District will host a Zoom webinar about the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) reservoir on May 29, starting at 9 a.m. To register for the workshop, go to This session is for review of the 2020 independent scientific peer review conducted to critically assess the technical […]

FWC online meeting May 14 open to the public

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will meet online Thursday, May 14, beginning at 9 a.m. The meeting originally scheduled to be held in Miami will now be held online due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) social distancing guidelines. This meeting is being held by communications media technology, specifically using Adobe Connect with a telephone […]

Virtual meetings — We could get used to this!

OKEECHOBEE — For some of us, a meeting is the last place we ever want to go or be. The reasons for this vary. Some hate the thought of being confined to a chair when they could be doing other things. Some are just not social and hate to gather in groups. Some of us […]

Okeechobee County virtual meetings provide options for public comment; Commission’s next regular meeting is 9 a.m. Thursday


OKEECHOBEE — In an effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19, while still allowing the public to provide comments at upcoming Okeechobee County Commission meetings, staff has created several ways to make sure the public’s voice can be heard. The public is encouraged to watch the county meetings remotely while practicing social distancing. Meetings […]