Present at the retreat were the JLPB board of directors, management, and leadership team. The conference was led by the 2018-2019 Executive Team and the Executive Vice President, Melissa Perry. This annual retreat gave League members a chance to meet other leaders within the committee that they are serving on this year. Topics such as effective communication, servant leadership, finance management, and effective meeting skills were discussed.
During the retreat JLPB Board Member, Marcelle Burke, announced the creation of the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force. This task force will encourage an inclusive environment at the JLPB organization and aim to work with a more diverse group of individuals, organizations, and communities moving into the upcoming year.
To help Palm Beach County improve and grow, the women of JLPB take the time to be trained and educated to effectively impact their community. During the 2017-2018 League year, efforts made by JLPB included: collecting and distributing necessities for children in foster care, mentoring young adults in the foster care system and the Department of Juvenile Justice, providing eye & ear screenings for preschoolers, raising awareness towards human trafficking, and partnering with various nonprofits on Done In A Day activities across the county.
“In developing the retreat this year, it was our goal to connect the leadership among the various committees throughout our organization,” remarked Executive Vice President, Melissa Perry. “During this working retreat many ideas, suggestions and best practices were shared, which in turn prepared our leaders to better serve our community.”