City Manager Lori LaVerriere, ICMA-CM been selected into 2019-20 Leadership Engage Program, a flagship program for Leadership Palm Beach County (LPBC). LPBC unites leaders to improve Palm Beach County and deepens their civic commitment and awareness of diverse issues and industries.
This highly competitive 10-month program offers participants a powerful new network and a transformative learning experience, with the intent to better Palm Beach County. Only 56 were selected for this esteemed program based on their leadership and service in both their professional and civic lives.
Lori will join other professionals, with diverse industries and backgrounds, to gain a deeper understanding of their own leadership styles and learn ways in which they can make significant improvements in the community. As a group, they will meet for one full-day each month from September to May and travel on a bus to all areas of the county, exploring program topics such as agriculture, education, public safety, and healthcare. Classmates will also form smaller groups to accomplish community engagement projects, benefiting local non-profits and aimed at tackling challenges facing the region.
Lori has served the public sector for more than 30 years working for the municipalities of Lantana, Town of Manalapan, Village of Golf and since 2008, the City of Boynton Beach where she has been City Manager for the past 6 years. With 16 departments, Lori leads a team of over 800 employees that service a diverse population of nearly 77,000 residents. Lori has held the title of International City Manager Association (ICMA) Credential Manager for the past ten years. She is an active member of the International County/City Management Association (ICMA), Florida City and County Management Association (FCCMA) serving her second term as District IV Director on the Board of Directors and the Palm Beach County City Management Association (PBCCMA). Lori has a Bachelor of Arts from Florida International University in Business Administration and a Masters of Business Administration from Palm Beach Atlantic University.
“I am extremely proud to represent the City of Boynton Beach on the 2019-20 Leadership Engage Program,” Lori LaVerriere stated upon receiving notification. "This a wonderful opportunity to meet other professionals and find innovate ways to collaborate to make Palm Beach County the best place to live, work, and play.”