WEST PALM BEACH DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY ASSOCIATE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ACCEPTED INTO LEADERSHIP PALM BEACH COUNTY ENGAGE PROGRAM

Teneka James-Feaman one of 55 professionals selected for esteemed program

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (July 14, 2020) – Teneka James-Feaman, the Associate Executive Director for the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) has been accepted into the 2020-21 Leadership Palm Beach County (LPBC) Engage program. The flagship program is a highly competitive, 10-month commitment and it unites many of our community’s leaders through a transformative learning experience. The goal is to create a network of influential leaders focused on the betterment of  Palm Beach County. James-Feaman is the first DDA staff member to be accepted into the prestigious program.

The Engage Class of 2021 will have the unique opportunity to see first-hand how Palm Beach County is being affected by and responding to the COVID-19 crisis and will be joining the LPBC family at a time when LPBC’s community involvement is more appreciated than ever.

“This is a pivotal time to be joining the Engage Program when the community needs all the insight, ideas and activations as possible,” said James-Feaman. “I am honored to be chosen and excited to contribute whatever I can to this organization while I gain a deeper understanding of leadership within the county. Ultimately, I’ll be able to apply ideas, resources and insights that come from this experience back into my role to improve the quality of life and the vitality of our businesses in Downtown West Palm Beach.”

James-Feaman and her 54 class members were selected for their leadership and service in their professional and civic lives. They will meet each month from September through May to explore program topics such as agriculture, education, public safety, and healthcare. They will also break up into smaller groups to do community engagement projects, benefiting local non-profits and aimed at tackling challenges facing the region. LPBC and its new class members are being creative and adapting to a world where “meeting” looks different than it has in years past, but they are excited for the new opportunities this adjusted program will bring.

The mission of LPBC is to educate and unite leaders to build a better community, and the 55 new class members look forward to furthering this mission. For a full list of members of the Leadership Engage Class of 2021, click here.

About Leadership Palm Beach County
Leadership Palm Beach County, Inc., is an educational 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization designed to foster awareness of community issues and promote efficient communication and cooperative relationships between existing and emerging community leaders. LPBC’s stated mission is to educate and unite leaders to build a better community. Initiated in 1983 through a collaborative effort of the local Chambers of Commerce, LPBC has prepared more than 2,800 adult and youth graduates for enhanced community leadership roles. Learn more about LPBC at: LeadershipPBC.org.

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 DowntownWPB.com or call the DDA at (561) 833-8873.

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