On August 14, Commissioner Sylvia Moffett filed her intent to run for reelection in March 2014 for the West Palm Beach City Commission District 1 seat.
“I understand the issues our residents and neighborhoods face and want to continue to serve the community on the City Commission,” Sylvia Moffett stated.
Sylvia Moffett has a long record of working with the neighborhoods throughout West Palm Beach on quality of life issues. During her term in office, Sylvia prioritized public safety, stricter code enforcement, stopping State Road 7 and Roebuck Road, protecting our water supply and looking for ways in the budget to save taxpayer dollars. Sylvia is now working with transportation leaders on making sure that quiet zones are established on the FEC railroad. Sylvia Moffett has been a constant advocate for more neighborhood involvement and resident input in the decision making process of City government.
Commissioner Moffett has a record of taking a hard look at each issue as it comes before the City Commission. She is known for doing research on an issue and speaking to leaders, residents and experts before making a decision. Sometimes Commissioner Moffett takes a position on an issue that is in agreement with the other Commissioners and the Mayor, and sometimes she takes a position that is in the minority position. This brings a unique perspective to West Palm Beach ensuring that all sides to a debate are heard.
“As Commissioner, I review each issue carefully when it comes before the City. I listen to the residents and make a point to ensure all sides of an issue are heard. I don’t always see eye to eye with all the Commissioners and the Mayor, but we respect each other’s viewpoints. Once a decision is made by the Commission, I accept that and work collaboratively to see the decision implemented so we can keep our City moving forward. I care about good government and make all my decisions based on what is best for the residents and taxpayers,” Sylvia Moffett stated.
Sylvia Moffett was appointed to the West Palm Beach City Commission in April 2011 and was elected with 65% of the vote in March 2012. Sylvia Moffett brings a unique experience to the West Palm Beach City Commission, having been a neighborhood leader, community activist and serving on the West Palm Beach Charter Review Committee prior to serving on the Commission. Currently, Sylvia serves on the West Palm Beach Criminal Justice Advisory Committee and as an alternate on the Palm Beach Metropolitan Planning Organization. She also serves on the County’s Tourist Development Council; the Homeless Advisory Board; and the Criminal Justice Commission’s Reentry Task Force for Education & Employment. Sylvia has made it a priority during her term to focus on the City budget, public safety, economic development, neighborhood improvement projects and quality of life issues. Sylvia has a Bachelor Fine Arts in Education and has a Masters in Liberal Studies. She lives in Old Northwood with her husband John.
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