Lunch & Learn Series

 

We hold 6 Lunch & Learns throughout the year, on the last Tuesday of various months. We bring in expert panelists who speak on timely topics that affect our community. 

This series is a great way for alumni to continue their education after graduating, or for those not involved in LPBC to see what our organization is all about. 

We invite you to join us at the following events!

If you are familiar with our Breakthroughs Summit, then you know one of our three key issues is re-entry for ex-offenders. 

Each year, close to 3,000 inmates return to Palm Beach County from years in jail or prison. Without a connection to the community, as many as two-thirds of them will get into trouble again and end up behind bars within three years. They need jobs as they reintegrate back to society. The challenge is, most employers aren’t aware of many ex-offenders’ hard worth ethic and dedication to their jobs. 

This Lunch & Learn will be focused on this issue, with panelists knowledgable on the subject and eager to make a change. 

Panelists are:

Julia Dattolo

Vice President, Business Services

CareerSource Palm Beach County

Mayor Jeri Muoio (Class of 2008)

Mayor of the City of West Palm Beach

Craig Spatara

Manager, Criminal Justice Programs

Palm Beach County Public Safety Department

Home rule is defined as is the power of a local city or county to set up its own system of self-government without receiving a charter from the state. Home rule is allowed under some state constitutions. The authority to act in local affairs is transferred from state law to a local charter, adopted and, as need be amended, by the voters through referendum. Home rule shifts much of the responsibility for local government from the state legislature to the local community. A county that adopts a home rule charter has the ability to amend its governmental organization and powers to suit its needs. A home rule charter is, in essence, a local constitution.

Panelists:

Wellington Mayor Ann Gerwig, representing League of Cities and a municipality perspective

Senator Bobby Powell, representing a state-level perspective

Brian LaMotte, Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer at WGI, representing the business/planning perspective, 

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