Wes Blackman has lived in Lake Worth since 1992. During that time, he has lived in three distinct locations in the city and now resides in the historic College Park neighborhood. A native of Michigan, Wes is a certified urban planner and runs his own planning and zoning consulting firm. He is currently treasurer of the Palm Beach County Planning Congress and served as president of that organization on two separate occasions. Besides his planning background, Wes has extensive experience in historic preservation - working for ten years on the restoration of the Mar-a-Lago estate and its conversion into a private club. Wes received an award from the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation for his efforts. When living and working in Michigan, Wes specialized in economic development and downtown revitalization. Most recently, in terms of city service, Wes served on the Lake Worth Planning, Zoning and Historic Resources Preservation Board for eight years, the last five as its chairman. He is also a Citizens Observer Patrol volunteer and a member of the local Lake Worth Kiwanis chapter.
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On the number of people who came out to support saving the Gulf Stream hotel in Lake Worth: "I have to tell you, in 23 years I've never, ever seen so many people come out, leave their homes at dinner time to speak in favor of an application. It just doesn't happen. People come to speak against, but people don't come to speak in favor. So I am overwhelmed by the volume of people that have been here this evening." Bonnie Miskel, land use attorney representing the owners of our historic hotel downtown.
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February: A Tree Festival & Annual Street Painting Festival
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