Palm Beach County Ethics Pledge

Community-Wide Ethics Initiative

LPBC Alumni & Community Members:

With the arrest and imprisonment of so many elected officials, our county was perceived as having a Culture of Corruption. The Leadership Palm Beach County community-wide ethics initiative formed to begin the process of changing the culture to one of ethics. We understand this is no small feat.

Culture is based on an agreed-upon set of values. We have many rules and laws on ethics and behavior. Many companies and agencies have their own vision, mission and values. However, there is no one statement of values on which citizens of our county have agreed.

Our first effort has been to devise such a statement; one that is both simple, yet complete. As our model, we began with the Athenian Oath, a statement signed by 17 year olds in ancient Athens. We believe that if everyone, young and old, in Palm Beach County signs the attached Pledge, we will begin to change the culture in the right direction.

A copy of the Ethics Pledge follows. Print it out, sign it, frame it and keep it in a place for all to see. Please let us know you have signed by clicking on the below link to send your consent electronically. (See below for a list of elected officials and candidates who have signed the pledge.) Thank you for supporting this important initiative.

* Click HERE to Download a copy of the Palm Beach County Ethics Pledge (preview below).
* Click
HERE to send your consent electronically: simply type "I agree to uphold the Palm Beach County Ethics Pledge" in the comments box, and click "Submit".

 

 


CANDIDATES & ELECTED OFFICIALS who have signed the ethics pledge:
Commissioner Steven L. Abrams - Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners, District 4
Representative Joseph Abruzzo - Florida House of Representatives, District #85
Commissioner J. L. Asia-Holley - City of Belle Glade
Senator Jeff Atwater - Florida State Senate, District #25, Senate President
Jeff Howard Auslander - Candidate - Florida House of Representatives, District 89
Councilmember Cindy Austino - Town of Lantana
Commissioner Keith W. Babb, Jr. - City of Pahokee
Commissioner G. Chuck Balius - Town of Lake Park
Councilmember Jerry D. Beavers - Town of Haverhill
Councilwoman Lizbeth Benacquisto - Village of Wellington
Commissioner Allie H. Biggs - City of Pahokee
Linda W. Bird - Candidate - Florida State Senate, District #5
Commissioner Peter Blum - Town of Manalapan
Clerk Sharon Bock - Clerk and Comptroller, Palm Beach County
Town Manager Michael Bornstein - on behalf of the employees & officials of the Town of Lantana
Sheriff Ric L. Bradshaw - Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office
Representative Mary Brandenburg - Florida House of Representatives, District 89
Vice Mayor Joni Brinkman - Village of Palm Springs
Commissioner Terry Brown - Town of Ocean Ridge
Representative Susan Bucher - Florida House of Representatives, District 88
The Honorable Paulette Burdick - School Board of Palm Beach County, District #2
Matthew Caldwell - Candidate for Florida State Senate, District 27
Mayor Jeff Clemens - City of Lake Worth
L. Marc Cohn-Candidate- Northern Palm Beach County Improvement District, Seat #5
Councilmember Judy L. Davis - City of Riviera Beach
Councilmember Tom Deringer - Town of Lantana
Councilmember Molly Douglas - City of West Palm Beach
Councilman Edward M. Eissey - Village of North Palm Beach
Commissioner Gary Eliopoulos - City of Delray Beach
Mayor Samuel J. Ferreri - City of Greenacres
Commissioner Fred B. Fetzer - City of Delray Beach
John F. Flanigan - Chair, Economic Council of Palm Beach County
Mayor Lois Frankel - City of West Palm Beach
Alderman Thelma Gannon - Town of Briny Breezes
Anne M. Gannon - Tax Collector, Palm Beach County
Mayor William T. Gerrard - Town of Manalapan
Ben Graber - Candidate - United States House of Representatives, District 19
William G. Graham - Chairman, Palm Beach County School Board
Commissioner Addie L. Greene - Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners
Councilmember Bill Greene - City of Juno Beach
Representative Adam Hasner - State of Florida, District #87
Carey Haughwout - Public Defender - Office of the Public Defender, West Palm Beach
Councilmember Susan Haynie - City of Boca Raton
Vice Mayor Marge Herzog - City of Loxahatchee Groves
Councilmember Catherine Higgins - City of Atlantis
The Honorable Carrie Hill - Palm Beach County School Board, District #4
Town Clerk Sandra Hill - Town of Greenacres
Councilwoman Lynne Hubbard - City of Riviera Beach
Mayor Maurice J. Jacobson - Town of South Palm Beach
Mayor Bettye James - Cloud Lake
Councilwoman Sarita Johnson - Town of Mangonia Park
Commissioner Robert J. Kanjian - Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners
Vice Mayor Mary S. Kendall - City of Belle Glade
Commissioner Jeff Koons - Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners
Commissioner Joe Kyles - City of South Bay
Town of Lantana - All Government Employees
Councilman Dennis C. Lipp - Loxahatchee Groves
Dr. J. William Louda - Loxahatchee Groves
Vice Mayor Retha Lowe - City of Lake Worth
Mayor Tom Lynch - Village of Golf
Commissioner Karen Marcus - Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners
Drew Martin - Candidate - Palm Beach Soil & Water Conservation, Group 2
Commissioner Michael Martin - City of Belle Glade
Michael McAuliffe - State Attorney, Palm Beach County
Commissioner Mary McCarty - Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners
Vice Mayor Woodie McDuffie - City of Delray Beach
Mayor Thomas R. Mills - Palm Beach Shores
Commissioner Kimberly Mitchell - City of West Palm Beach
Councilmember Lynn J. Moorhouse, D.D.S. - Town of Lantana
Commissioner William Moss - City of West Palm Beach
Commissioner Geraldine Muoio - City of West Palm Beach
                                                                                                                          Rick Neuhoff - Candidate for Palm Beach County Commissioner, District 5
The Honorable Gary R. Nikolits - Property Appraiser
Vice Mayor David B. Norris - Village of North Palm Beach
Commissioner Patricia Plasket-Osterman - Town of Lake Park
Representative-Elect Mark Pafford
Councilmember Dawn S. Pardo - City of Riviera Beach
Evelyn Parkes-Brier - Candidate - Northern Palm Beach County Improvement District, Seat #5
Elissa Pearl - Candidate - Florida State House of Representatives, District 87
Councilmember Richard Radcliffe - City of Greenacres
Representative Kevin Rader - Florida House of Representatives, District 78
Commissioner Wayne M. Richards - Port of Palm Beach, Group #1
Commissioner Isaac "Ike" Robinson - City of West Palm Beach
Vice Mayor Jose Rodriguez - City of Boynton Beach
Representative-Elect Thomas J. Rooney, Sr. - United States Congress, District 16
Commissioner Marlene Ross - City of Boynton Beach
Representative Maria Sachs - Florida House of Representatives, District 86
Commissioner Jess Santamaria - Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners
Mayor Kenneth Schultz - Town of Hypoluxo
Council Member Charles Shaw - City of Greenacres
Representative Kelly Skidmore - Florida House of Representatives, District 90
Councilman Bev Smith - Town of Palm Springs
Representative William D. Snyder - Florida House of Representatives, District 82
John Sottilare - Candidate - Florida State Representative, District 86
Mayor David Stewart - Town of Lantana
Representative Priscilla Taylor - Florida House of Representatives, District 84
Vice Mayor Elizabeth Tennyson - Vice Mayor of Lantana
Joseph A. Tringali - Candidate for State Attorney
Vice Mayor Lisa A. Tropepe - Town of Palm Beach Shores
Vice Mayor Mark K. Trueblood - Town of Mangonia Park
Councilman Mark T. Uptegraph - Town of Haverhill
Representative Shelley Vana - Florida House of Representatives, District 85
Commissioner-Elect Patricia Walker - Jupiter Inlet Commission - District 5
Representative Robert Wexler - United States Congress, District 19
Councilwoman Martha H. Webster - Village of Royal Palm Beach
Councilmember Kevin Wellman - Town of Glen Ridge
Mayor Wayne Whitaker - City of Pahokee
Mayor Steve B. Wilson - City of Belle Glade
Councilman Todd Wodraska - Town of Jupiter
Mayor John Zuccarelli, III - Jupiter Inlet Colony

 

*Please note: if you are a candidate or elected official who faxed your Pledge to LPBC or registered on-line and do NOT see your name listed above, please email: info@leadershippbc.org