Congratulations on OUR successful campaign and Election Victory on Tuesday! When I was appointed to the City Commission in 2012, I was extremely honored for the privilege to serve and enthusiastic for the opportunity to roll up my sleeves and get to work for the City of West Palm Beach. I had much to learn to I also understood that there was little time to waste. This is a big job.
Many people offered to help me understand the challenges their neighborhoods are facing and stepped up to help. I am very appreciative to all of you. The City has big decisions to make going forward which will impact all of us. Thank you to the residents who have offered their suggestions for the road ahead and for those who will come forward now. Please, get engaged, stay engaged, and continue to give me your input, thoughts and ideas. Positive results will come from our continued team effort.
Thank you to all of the individuals who encouraged me to run for the full City Commission term, a decision that was one of the most difficult ones I have had to make. Today, I am grateful to be able to continue to represent you as a City Commissioner. The journey was long and often hard, but you never lost sight of the goal and maintained your confidence in me.
I am inspired by all of the wonderful supporters who worked on the campaign. Many are residents who we met for the first time during our hundreds of hours of walking and knocking on doors. We launched an impressive grassroots effort and we stayed focused on the issues affecting each of our unique communities.
I look forward to keeping my sleeves rolled up and continuing to work hard for you, for your families and for the future of West Palm Beach. There is a lot of work to be done. I sincerely believe we are on the cusp of becoming a World Class City. It takes a village and a strong vibrant village is what we have!
Thank you again for your time, your support and all of your well wishes.
With my deepest thanks,
Commissioner Shanon Materio