Palm Bay Mayor Rob Medina Congratulates Graduates, Marks Start of Hurricane Season in Mayor’s Message
By Space Coast Daily // June 2, 2022
2022 City of Palm Bay Independence Day Celebration Set Saturday, July 2
BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA – First and foremost, please allow me to convey my heartfelt congratulations to all our recent graduates. I had the honor of speaking at several commencement ceremonies and am blessed to know families who participated in many others across Palm Bay.
Graduation is such a momentous time in a young person’s life, and I could not be more proud of the hard work and dedication displayed by our students. To the Class of 2022 – may you be blessed and follow your heart to do great things.
I would like to acknowledge the recent Memorial Day holiday. Let us all remember the brave men and women of the United States Armed Forces who made the ultimate sacrifice serving our nation.
As the saying goes – freedom isn’t free. Our privileges as Americans have been purchased by the noble sacrifices made on the altar of freedom by these selfless individuals.
In June we also remember the more than 156,000 Allied troops who stormed the beaches of Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944. The valiant efforts made on those beaches represented the largest amphibious assault in history.
The courageous efforts made that day marked a turning point in World War II, turning the tides against the Axis powers and ultimately leading to an Allied victory.
On June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress passed a resolution codifying the design of the flag of the United States of America. In 1916, President Wilson marked the anniversary of the act by formally establishing June 14 as Flag Day.
Today, let us stand together to honor our nation’s Stars and Stripes and remember all that they stand for.
On June 19, 1865, more than two years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, Major General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas to deliver General Order Number 3, freeing African American slaves and marking the official end of slavery in the United States.
Today, Juneteenth serves as a poignant reminder of the past and a celebration of African American freedom and achievement.
On this Juneteenth, let us observe the progress that has been made in the journey toward equality and consider how we, as Palm Bayers, can celebrate and honor this noble cause.
This Saturday, June 4, I will be stepping out of my comfort zone to support four great charities at the 2022 Dancing for the Space Coast fundraising event, hosted at the FIT Clemente Center.
Benefiting the Veterans Memorial Center, House of Hope, Promise in Brevard, and the Brevard Public Safety Charity, the event will feature ten local dignitaries showcasing their best ballroom dance moves with the help of a professional dance partner.
I have enjoyed the challenge of learning our routine and supporting these great charities has kept me motivated.
On May 20, I had the honor of representing the City of Palm Bay at the Greater Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce’s 14th Annual Mayors Breakfast.
The event, hosted by Sheriff Wayne Ivey, provided me with an opportunity to share news and updates from the City of Palm Bay with a wonderful group of local dignitaries and community stakeholders.
I am always #PalmBayProud to share the great things that are happening in our city and why I believe that we are the greatest city on the face of the earth.
June 1 marks the start of the Atlantic hurricane season and as Floridians, we know that tropical weather is an unfortunate, but inevitable part of life. When it comes to hurricanes and tropical storms – it’s not a matter of “if”, but “when”.
This hurricane season, I’d like to encourage all Palm Bayers to have a plan in place to ensure that you and your loved ones are prepared. The City of Palm Bay offers useful resources to help you prepare for hurricane season.
Visit pbfl.org/hurricane or pick up one of our free hurricane preparedness guides at City Hall today to learn how to build a hurricane kit, home preparation tips, evacuation and shelter info, and how to stay informed before, during, and after a storm.
Remember, when it comes to tropical storms and hurricanes – plan, don’t panic – and enjoy the peace of mind of knowing that you’ll be ready the next time a storm hits. Stay safe Palm Bay!
In just a few short weeks, I will debut my 2022 State of the City Address. I consider delivering the annual address to be one of my most sacred duties as your Mayor.
I look forward to sharing an update on City projects and programs, our growing local economy, and a look forward at our goals for the future.
Please keep an eye out on the City’s website and social media pages for information regarding the premier. I hope to see you there.
I would like to extend my most sincere Father’s Day greetings to all Palm Bay fathers and father figures.
This June 19 let’s all celebrate the dads in our lives.
Finally, I am Palm Bay Proud to invite everyone to join me at the 2022 Independence Day Celebration on Saturday, July 2, from 5-9 pm.
This year, the City’s annual Fourth of July event returns to the Eastern Florida State College campus, located at 250 Community College Parkway SE.
We are pleased to welcome back Zambelli Fireworks, food trucks, and various vendors for the best Independence Day Celebration on the Space Coast!
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