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New ‘Highlighting Heritage’ Initiative is Underway

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March 1, 2023


Diane G. Papadakos, Director of Communications
City of West Palm Beach – Mayor’s Office
[email protected]
561-822-1411 (TTY: 800-955-8771)

New ‘Highlighting Heritage’ Initiative is Underway
Mayor and City Commissioners honored Recipients for Black History Month 

WEST PALM BEACH, FL – In the month of February, Mayor Keith A. James announced his new initiative, ‘Highlighting Heritage’, to recognize individuals during two separate month-long heritage celebrations. During the Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023, the Mayor, and each of the five City Commissioners honored a resident who played a vital role in serving and improving West Palm Beach. The very first honorees of this initiative were Bishop AJ Wright, Annie Nelson, Edith Bush, Trinnette Morris, Michael Odom and Dr. Mary Ann Dupont.

SM-Mayor Keith A. James and Bishop A. J. Wright
Bishop AJ Wright was honored by Mayor Keith A. James

SM-Comm President Christy Fox and Annie Ruth Nelson
Annie Ruth Nelson was honored by Commissioner Christy Fox

SM-Commissioner Cathleen Ward and Edith Coleman Bush
Edith Coleman Bush was honored by Commissioner Cathleen Ward

SM-Commissioner Christina Lambert and Trinnette Morris
Trinnette Morris was honored by Commissioner Christina Lambert

SM-Commissioner Joe Peduzzi and Michael Odum
Michael Odum was honored by Commissioner Joe Peduzzi

SM-Commissioner Shalonda Warren and Dr. Mary Ann DuPont
Mary Ann DuPont was honored by Commissioner Shalonda Warren

The newly expanded ‘highlighting heritage’ initiative will continue in September for Hispanic Heritage month with new honorees.

Should you have questions or would like to learn more about this special ‘highlighting heritage’ proclamation program, please contact the Mayor’s Office at 561-822-1400.



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