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Downtown West Palm Beach Executive, Resident Named To West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority Board

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (October 19, 2022) – The West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) has announced the appointment of Samantha Bratter as a member of the DDA Board of Directors. The appointment was made by West Palm Beach Mayor Keith James. 

Bratter is a Downtown West Palm Beach resident and Chief Operating Officer of the Downtown West Palm Beach-based immigrant law firm Bratter P.A. She previously held leadership positions in advancement and development with The Miami Foundation, Mt. Sinai Medical Center Foundation and Temple Beth Sholom of Miami Beach.  

“The thing that impresses me most about Downtown West Palm Beach is the culture of kindness, which stretches from our business community to individual residents and visitors,” said Bratter. “My goal as a DDA board member is to foster the continued growth of our arts and culture community while leading smart, focused investments in our business community.” 

The DDA is governed by a seven-member board of directors which includes downtown property owners, business owners, and/or residents. Board Members are appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Commission of West Palm Beach. 

About the Downtown Development Authority 

The West Palm Beach DDA is an independent taxing district created in 1967 by a special act of the Florida Legislature. Its mission is to promote and enhance a safe, vibrant Downtown for our residents, businesses and visitors through the strategic development of economic, social and cultural opportunities. For more information about the DDA or Downtown West Palm Beach, please visit or call the DDA at (561) 833-8873. 

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