July 2021, Vol. 15, Issue 7
ard to believe that we are already halfway through 2021 and the dog days of summer are upon us. People are starting to venture back out as more and more of us are getting our COVID-19 vaccination and the CDC has issued relaxed guidelines. Our office is cautiously optimistic that we will soon be able to re-ignite our community outreach programs with in-person events. I am pleased that we have two community engagement ambassadors and they are very eager to attend meetings and events and provide information on the services we offer.
I’ve been spending my summertime tending to my native plant garden. It is one of the many outdoor things I like to do, in addition to biking. So, I encourage you to take some time and enjoy all that Palm Beach County has to offer in the great outdoors.
Anne M. Gannon
Constitutional Tax Collector, Serving Palm Beach County
It’s no surprise that during the past year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have had to curtail our community outreach activities. When possible, we’ve engaged with the community via video or conference calls, but we have missed being out in the community and meeting with our Palm Beach County neighbors. With more and more individuals receiving one of the COVID-19 vaccines and ensuring our staff is fully vaccinated, I am hopeful that we can soon restart our in-person community engagements.
In fact, we proudly participated in our first event of the year on June 5 in the City of Lake Worth Beach. The annual Palm Beach Pride event was a great way for our team to share information and educate clients about the services we provide. Practicing COVID-19 safety protocols and social distancing, it was a pleasure meeting and talking to members of the community at this annual event. We are looking forward to participating in more upcoming events!
If your community or association has an upcoming event where our Community Engagement Ambassadors might participate, please email ClientAdvocate@pbctax.com with the details and we will be in touch. We look forward to seeing you soon!
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We are certainly in full swing of summer as we celebrate our country’s 245th birthday on July 4. And after a long year of isolation and staying safe and healthy, maybe it’s time to get out and take advantage of all that Palm Beach County has to offer. Maybe take a summer drive along the coast and enjoy a peaceful summertime sunrise. Perhaps you pack up the car and the family and head over to Lion Country Safari and see what the animals are up to during the lazy days of summer.
Did you know that Palm Beach County has more than 85 parks with a range of fun outdoor activities, from canoeing to walking trails? I urge you to visit www.discover.pbcgov.org for a list of great things to do in our parks.
Beyond the parks, the recreation available on our waterways from Lake Okeechobee to the Atlantic Ocean is second to none. And don’t forget Florida’s mini lobster season is on July 28 & 29, 2021. You can go online to www.pbctax.com to purchase your Florida fishing license.
Important Dates & Deadlines
|July 1||Tourist Development Tax Due|
Local Business Tax Collections Begins
|July 4||Independence Day|
|July 5||Tax Collector Offices Closed – July 4 Holiday Observed|
|July 28-29||Lobster Mini Season|