Palm Beach County picks new community services director


Palm Beach County’s new Department of Community Services director is James Green, who’s been outreach and community programing division director for the county government’s Youth Services of Palm Beach County since 2015. Before that, Green had been program director for the county’s Community Action Agency for six years.

At their meeting Tuesday, county commissioners ratified County Administrator Verdenia Baker’s designation of Green.  The Royal Palm Beach resident starts his new position Monday. He said his pay will go from $77,935 to around $114,000. He replaces Chanell Wilkins, who resigned in August.


Palm Beach County summer spelling bee set for Thursday

Palm Beach County Youth Services’ second annual countywide spelling bee is set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at Palm Beach Central High School.

About 110 summer camp students from throughout Palm Beach County will participate. Individual county-run camps conducted local bees at their sites to select a boy and girl each for Thursday’s event. Top finishers will receive trophies.

Helping host the event are the County Attorney’s Office, the Library System, and Parks and Recreation. Sponsors include The Palm Beach Post, the Literacy Coalition, Prime Time, the Children’s Services Council, the School District of Palm Beach County, and the Early Learning Coalition.

For more, call Youth Services at 561-242-5737 or visit