History

Leadership Palm Beach County has a rich history of community stewardship.

2014

LPBC celebrates 30 years in Palm Beach County

2009

LPBC alumni spearhead a community-wide ethics initiative to address the county’s perceived culture of corruption. The resulting committee of concerned alumni authored the “Palm Beach County Ethics Pledge,” which was signed by over 100 elected officials.

2002

In response to a need for voter education and information, LPBC collaborates with other prominent State and County organizations to host the "Dare to be Aware" Candidates Forums.

1995

LPBC establishes Board Connection, a national pilot program to identify, train, and place diverse candidates on nonprofit boards.

1992

LPBC coordinates the first Youth Leadership class, adapting our leadership concept to high school students.

1991

LPBC offers the first FOCUS program to help key executive broaden their knowledge of the county in a short period of time.

1990

LPBC is the lead organization in creating the Palm Beach County Health & Human Services Planning Association.

1989

LPBC co-hosts Florida State Legislative Day.*

1984

Local chambers and a group of business people form LPBC’s Board of Directors, and 39 community leaders become the inaugural adult program class.

1983

Leadership Palm Beach County is initiated as a local affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce by a joint task force of local chambers including Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Boynton Beach, North Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens.

 

*Although LPBC does not take positions on political issues, it has provided forums for dialogue through a variety of community initiatives and educational events.