West Palm Beach has a “strong Mayor” system of government. That means your Mayor is responsible for everything from keeping your taxes down to ensuring basic services and even the safety of your family and business. This is one job that has a direct impact on your quality of life and one “job interview” everyone should take seriously. If a candidate can’t answer your tough questions, doesn’t have a plan for the future, has little history of civic engagement or gives you pause in areas of confidence or trust, don’t allow them to impact your life for the next four years.
Raised in a military family, Paula has built a career filled with community and professional leadership. You’ve seen her at civic events and supporting nonprofit work for years. She has served as a West Palm Beach City Commissioner and now is the President of the Commission. She has run varied city government departments and lead the neighborhood campaign for a former U.S. President. She rose to the level of CEO at multiple major firms, building over 10,000 units of affordable housing for families – including many in our own community.
Her latest project will dramatically improve the quality of life for residents in the North-end. Paula’s plan to revitalize the area through a public/private partnership was sought by dozens of other cities across the nation, but Paula secured it for us! There’s a reason why Paula’s own neighborhood elected her President of their association. The people closest to Paula, those who know her best, trust her to handle issues that affect their lives and their families. What’s more telling than that?
“I’m asking you for a position that will directly impact your life for years. I owe you a full explanation of who I am and how I will serve you. I hope you will ask me tough questions and look at my life to see what I’ve accomplished. I’m on a job interview and hope to earn the right to represent your interests as we address ongoing issues and build a city of the future that leaves no one behind.” – PAULA RYAN