Rotary Club of Delray Beach plants 70 trees

Members of the Rotary Club of Delray Beach and Community Greening staff along with many volunteers gathered to plant 70 trees in Bexley Park located off Military Trail.

This event was made possible by the money raised at the recent fundraising event celebrating the 70 years of service of The Rotary Club of Delray Beach.

“This was a great community collaboration,” said Jessica Rosato, Rotary Membership and Board Member. “By planting these trees, we are increasing the tree canopy percentage to help the environment.”

Palm Beach County Bar Association offers free seminar

For Law Week, the Palm Beach County Bar Association is offering a free one-hour informative session on the topic “Unable to pay your mortgage or Association dues?”

The free seminar takes place on from 2 to 3 p.m. on May 3 at the Hagen Ranch Road Branch Library.

The session will cover some of the major provisions of the Florida Residential Landlord-Tenant Act, the Fair Housing Act and laws impacting Homeowners Associations and  Condominium Associations. Attendees will learn steps to take when a homeowner is unable to  pay their mortgage or association dues.

RSVP by calling 561-894-7500.

Delray employee voted onto Florida Public Employer Labor Relations Association board

Delray Beach’s Assistant Director of Human Resources for the city of Delray Duane D’Andrea, was recently nominated and voted onto the Florida Public Employer Labor Relations Association (FPELRA) board during their annual conference.

FPELRA is the premier association that assists and represents jurisdictions in all 67 counties in Florida required to engage in collective bargaining under Chapter 447, Florida Statutes, the Public Employees Relations Act.

Previously, D’Andrea was a Labor Relations Officer for a Class I Railroad, CSX. He holds a M.A. in Public Policy, and a B.S. in Human Resource Management.

In addition, Mr. D’Andrea is a certified EEO Investigator, a certified Mediator, holds the Florida Certified Labor Relations Professional Certification as well as his Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and Society of Human Resources Certified Professional ( SHRM-CP) designations and is a U.S. Navy Veteran.

Delray Home Tour raises record amount

The 17th annual Delray Beach Home Tour brought in a record amount of $130,109 for the Achievement Centers for Children & Families Foundation.

More than 700 guests visited seven homes and a garden in the Palm Trail neighborhood. They enjoyed a luncheon and silent auction.