COBWRA Committees Information

AG RESERVE COMMITTEE (est. 2017) The Ag Reserve Committee monitors development in the Ag Reserve and organizes public and legal action as needed to protect open space and quality of life.

CODE ENFORCEMENT COMMITTEE  (est. 1985) The Code Enforcement Committee serves as an intermediary between COBWRA and the Code Enforcement Division of Palm Beach County. When a potential code violation is identified within the COBWRA service area, the chair of the Code Enforcement Committee will both inform the appropriate individuals at the County and follow up.

COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE (est. 2009) The Communications Committee is responsible for all internal and external communication,  including, but not limited to, media contact, creating COBWRA Meeting “Highlights,” assisting the President with letters and other communications, creating announcements for programs and special events, disseminating internal announcements, posting meeting announcements for print and Internet, preparing and publishing community-relevant materials, photographs, and resources for print and Internet, overseeing the Webmaster/Postmaster, facilitating networking among member communities on communication-related matters, and working closely with the Social Media Coordinator.

COMMUNICATION NETWORKING COMMITTEE (est. 2015) The Communication Networking Committee provides networking opportunities among COBWRA members communities to educate and share experiences with all modes of communication that provide timely and effective information to and among their respective residents from their Boards, management companies, and clubs, focusing on one area of communications at each meeting.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH COMMITTEE (est. 1981) The Community Outreach Committee, formerly known as the Membership Committee, is tasked with increasing membership in COBWRA and retaining current members.  Additionally, the Committee works directly with member communities as a liaison to COBWRA in connection with pertinent issues affecting the West Boynton area and our quality of life.

EDUCATION COMMITTEE (est. 1993) The Education Committee strives to support Pre-K-12 public schools and increase Community education and lifelong learning opportunities in the West Boynton area. The Committee establishes cooperative relations with the School District of Palm Beach County, while evaluating and making informed recommendations to COBWRA about policies and legislation that affect public education. The committee coordinates the COBWRA college scholarships to COBWRA area high school graduating seniors.

FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE (est. 2018) The Fundraising Committee identifies, plans, and executes events for COBWRA that will engage area residents as well as raise funds for the organization.

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE  (est. 2006) The Government Affairs Committee seeks to be proactive regarding legislation pertaining to residential associations. Developing working relationships with legislators and other elected officials is an ongoing project.  At its monthly meetings, the committee studies and discusses governmental issues that impact COBWRA member communities and the COBWRA service area. After soliciting input from other COBWRA committees, the Government Affairs Committee formulates the COBWRA initiatives to bring to Tallahassee for Palm Beach County Days each year.

GROWTH MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE (est. 1981) The Growth Management Committee is the initial filter reviewing and analyzing any land development proposals potentially affecting the COBWRA area. The committee reviews developers’ concepts and when an application is made for County approvals, makes recommendations on the plans to the COBWRA Board for final motions to be voted on by the Delegates. These recommendations are then voiced at the appropriate County meetings or hearings.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS COMMITTEE (est. 2009) The Health and Wellness Committee provides information and education to the members of COBWRA communities on health issues affecting their families. The committee establishes relationships with area hospitals to provide education through lectures, symposia and panels of experts.

HOST COMMUNITY COMMITTEE (est. 2011) The Host Community Committee coordinates the Delegates Meeting locations, ensuring that the schedule is confirmed at least one year in advance. Committee representatives meet with representatives from the Host Communities two months in advance of each meetings to do a “walk-thru” and to review all details, including room and stage setup, AV requirements, catering arrangements, guest access arrangements, as well as any other needs that may arise based on the program for a particular meeting.

LAWN DISEASE COMMITTEE: (est. 2017) The goal of the Lawn Disease Committee is to help COBWRA residents and communities better understand and manage the issues affecting their lawns, to identify ways to contain the spread of diseases within and between communities, and to minimize further damage.

PARKS AND RECREATION COMMITTEE (est. 1988) The Committee updates the Board on developments in recreational opportunities within the COBWRA area. 

PROGRAM PLANNING COMMITTEE (est. 1982) The Program Planning Committee identifies and organizes programs of interest to the members for the monthly delegate meetings, contacts potential speakers, and sends thank you notes to speakers following the meetings. The committee is responsible for all aspects of the presentations including set-up and audio-visual needs.

SAFETY AND SECURITY FORUM (est. 2007) The Safety and Security Awareness Committee presents timely, practical and useful information regarding personal, public and community-centered safety and security topics. Presenters include Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue and the private sector. Meetings are held monthly at the PBSO District 6 Substation conference room.

STRATEGIC PLANNING COMMITTEE The Strategic Planning Committee assists the Board with its responsibilities for COBWRA’s mission, vision, and strategic direction (including establishing priorities and development of measurable goals and time targets).

TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE (est. 2017) The Technology Committee provides technical support to facilitate COBWRA’s operations and functions.

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE (est. 2017) The COBWRA Transportation Committee objectives are to monitor the operations of the roads and traffic within the COBWRA area and vicinity, and report to the Board. The Committee will attend appropriate meetings in the County, related to roadways, traffic and transportation.

WATER & WETLANDS COMMITTEE (est. 2017) The Water and Wetlands Committee’s mission is the preservation of water sources and water quality. Conservation of open space is important to this mission.

WEST BOYNTON COMMUNITY AREA PLAN COMMITTEE The West Boynton Community Area Plan (WBACP) was approved by the City of Boynton Beach and accepted by the County Commission in 1995. It was prepared by COBWRA with volunteer help from local land planners, Palm Beach County, and the City of Boynton Beach.  In November 1996, the Boynton Beach Turnpike Interchange Corridor Plan was added to specify design guidelines. In 2010, COBWRA formed a committee to update the plan and design guidelines. The revised plan notes those goals that have been achieved and makes the WBACP more consistent with county codes and the Florida State United Land Development Code (ULDC.) It is now called the West Boynton Area Community Plan and Design Guidelines and provides the goals and recommended standards for future development. This is a work in process and will be reviewed once completed. County regulations supersede this plan, and some of our recommendations exceed county requirements. The current committee is comprised of of COBWRA members, land planners, representatives from the Palm Beach County Department of Planning, Zoning & Building, as well as a local architect and a representative from the City of Boynton Beach and includes two people who helped write the original plan.

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