West Palm Beach wins community events awards


The City of West Palm Beach recently walked away with 18 awards for its signature community programming at the Florida Festivals & Events Association’s annual SUNsational Awards convention and tradeshow.

The city’s community event’s division won 14 awards for events including Clematis by Night, Sandi Land, Summer in Paradise and the GreenMarket. The city’s Community Redevelopment Agency received four awards for their events, including BBQ, Brews & Blues and Bourbon and Bowties.

“I am incredibly proud of the Department of Parks and Recreation’s community events division and the CRA for all of their hard work to ensure that the City of West Palm Beach provides opportunity and entertainment for locals and tourists,” said West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio. “The awards from the FFEA are truly a validation of our efforts, especially among strong local and statewide competition.”

Other local winners included the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority, Lion Country Safari and the South Florida Fair.

For a list of winners, go online to ffea.com/sunsational-awards.

Pictured above: From left, Angela Poco, Mary Pinak, Jasmine Etienne, Casey Towne and Cinde Martin accepted several SUNsational Awards on behalf of the City of West Palm Beach at the Florida Festivals & Events Association’s recently-held 23rd annual convention and tradeshow. West Palm Beach earned a total of 18 awards for its programming. Photo by JoannaMoorePhotography.com

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