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Many of the City’s employees were recognized at the April 23 City Council Meeting with proclamations from Mayor Singer acknowledging their continuous hard work and achievements. Proclamations, which are official declarations issued by the City and presented by the Mayor, included:
Through the Fair Housing Act, everyone who applies for housing has the right to be treated equally. In recognition of Fair Housing Month, the City’s Community Improvement Division was recognized along with the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County. The Community Improvement Division works tirelessly to further neighborhood and housing stabilization by helping eligible homebuyers purchase their first home through the homeownership assistance program. The Division also assists eligible homeowners with repairs through the Housing Rehabilitation program. The Division administers the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), the State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) and Economic Development Initiative, if appropriate, for neighborhood improvement projects. To check eligibility for financial assistance programs, visit Community Improvement Division.
Every day is Earth Day in Boca Raton! On the 49th anniversary of Earth Day, the City celebrated the many initiatives and achievements of sustainability in the City. This proclamation recognized Boca Raton’s responsibility for environmental protection through sustainable efforts, like the Coastal Connection Restaurant Program, an initiative to encourage restaurants to take steps toward protecting and preserving our coastal community. The City of Boca Raton also has an internal “Green Team” that helps bring forward sustainable ideas and initiatives and encourages City employees to go green in their workspace. For more information on the Coastal Connection program and other sustainable initiatives, visit the Office of Sustainability.
The 50th Anniversary of Municipal Clerks Week recognizes our “small but mighty” City Clerk’s Office and the important services they provide for local government and the community. The City Clerk’s Office maintains official City Council agendas, minutes and ordinance books, administers elections, registration and voting, acts as a key liaison between local government and its citizens and is the custodian of community history and all city public records. Just this past year, our City Clerk’s Office processed over 5,800 public records requests. As one of the oldest local government positions, the City Clerk’s Office is dedicated to providing the best customer service to the citizens of Boca Raton. For more information, visit the City Clerk’s Office.
When you walk into a building in the City, do you ever think about who ensures and approves the safety of that building? Our City’s Building Department is made up of experienced professionals who are dedicated to the safety of the homes, buildings and infrastructure that serve Boca Raton citizens every day. This department is made up of building safety and fire prevention officials, architects, engineers, builders and others in the construction industry who work year-round to ensure the safe, efficient and livable construction of buildings. Did you know? Our Building Department is ISO Building Code Effectiveness Grading Schedule (BCEGS) certified – this means the Building Department’s code adoption and enforcement services are up-to-date and top notch which helps lower insurance costs in the community. For more information, visit Development Services Department.
The City of Boca Raton’s Financial Services Department was recognized for International Audit Awareness Month. This team of dedicated finance professionals keeps staff on the straight and narrow with policies, procedures and compliance techniques. Although they don’t wear badges, an email from the Process & Compliance Review team will make you sit up take notice. They want to know, are you filling out your travel reimbursement forms properly, how about your petty cash reconciliation? They may want to review your fee schedules or develop a risk assessment. The Internal Auditing Team helps keep Boca Raton the financially sound City it is today through prudent, responsible spending and reducing the cost of service delivery through organizational efficiencies. This team also plays an integral role in the Institute of Internal Auditors Palm Beach County Chapter along with approximately 250 members. The Palm Beach County Chapter recently received the Building Awareness Champion designation for 2019 for their efforts. For more information, visit Financial Services Department.