Jeffrey P. Phipps Sr. appointed to District Board

Jeffrey P. Phipps Sr. to serve as Sub-District 3 representative

Delray Beach, FL – The Lake Worth Drainage District today voted unanimously to appoint Jeffrey P. Phipps, Sr. to its Board of Supervisors. Mr. Phipps will represent Sub-District 3, which is generally located south of Okeechobee Boulevard and north of Lantana Road, between the Florida Turnpike and Interstate 95.

Mr. Phipps was appointed to fill the seat recently vacated by C. David Goodlett. He will serve the remainder of the calendar year and will be eligible to seek election for a three-year term in January 2015.

Mr. Phipps has served in the financial services industry since 1970. He is currently the lead Wealth Management Advisor of The Phipps Group. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, he worked with Janney Montgomery Scott and Morgan Stanley. Mr. Phipps holds an MBA from the University of Nebraska, and earned the Accredited Wealth Management Advisor designation from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Phipps serves as Director of Palm Beach County Medical Society’s Service Board. He is a board member for the Palm Beach County Historical Society and is a member of the Economic Council of Palm Beach County, Inc. He is a former member of the Palm Beach County Business Development Board Executive Committee, as well as the Palm Beach County Zoning Commission and Finance Committee.

Given his extensive financial management background, Mr. Phipps’ focus on the Board is to ensure transparency and accountability in the management of the District’s fiscal resources.

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The Lake Worth Drainage District is an independent special taxing district that manages the water resources and provides flood control for an estimated 700,000 residents and several thousand acres of agricultural land in southeastern Palm Beach County.

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