Congratulations are in order for Mayor Abby Brennan. The Palm Beach North Chamber has selected her as their 2017 Community Leader of the Year. The recipient of the Community Leader of The Year award demonstrates a commitment to the community of our region by inspiring community-wide support, exemplifying the highest standards of business and community leadership, and having an impact on community growth.
Abby was nominated by her peers, Mayor Comerford and Commissioner Chip Block, of Jupiter Inlet Colony, who stated, “Mayor Abby, as she’s affectionately known, is a natural leader. Her intelligence, character, collaborative nature and warm personality inspire her fellow councilmen and residents. Her fierce dedication to the greater community is self-evident.” Their nomination outlined a number of initiatives she has worked on since becoming Mayor.
- Mayor Brennan early on assumed the mantle of leadership in negotiating with All Aboard Florida for the safety and well-being of the residents of PBN. She continues to work collaboratively with local institutions, businesses and elected officials to mitigate potential problems associated with the project. Her efforts have yielded positive results for PBN residents’ safety. Mayor Brennan has become the main spokesperson for our community on this issue.
- Mayor Brennan joined with two other PBN elected officials to form the Water Working Task Force to protect local waters, especially the Loxahatchee River, from pollution such as blue green algae and to keep citizens informed on local water issues.
- Mayor Brennan is fiercely committed to protecting and preserving the unique character, community spirit, and quality of life in the Village of Tequesta. She is a staunch supporter of the Tequesta Police and Firefighter-Paramedics and a tireless advocate for the health, safety, and well-being of the community.
- Mayor Brennan is a booster of civic and business enterprise in the Village. She recently spearheaded an initiative, with the Chamber, to develop and support the local business community, which resulted in the creation of the Tequesta Business Association. She is appreciated by Tequesta’s small business owners for stopping in frequently to discuss issues and concerns.
- Mayor Brennan launched the Taste of Tequesta Tour to promote the dining establishments in the Village.
- Mayor Brennan lead an initiative that will result in a Village infrastructure project called Complete Streets to address safety and commercial concerns by transforming a 1.3 mile stretch of US 1 from Bridge Road to the Martin County Line from six lanes to four. The Complete Streets project will commence in Fall 2017
Mayor Brennan has resided in the Village of Tequesta for 22 years and was elected to the Village Council in 2011 as a Council Member. She is currently serving her fifth consecutive year as Mayor, an appointment made by her fellow Council Members. Prior to being elected, Mayor Brennan served on the Village Audit Committee and was actively involved in the conception and planning phases for the replacement of the Tequesta Drive Bridge.
Congratulations Mayor Brennan!