West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio unveiled the city’s new signature book, West Palm Beach: A City on the Move, at a book launch event held Tuesday afternoon at the Mandel Public Library in West Palm Beach.
Chris Murray, Director of the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach introduced the Mayor, who addressed the crowd, “It’s a wonderful representation of the vibrant, exciting nature of our city. It’s the people who live and work here that make the city great, and that’s what we wanted to capture in this book.”
Recognized by the Mayor for the photography which comprises the majority of the book was local professional photographer, Christopher Fay. Additional photographic contributions were made by local businesses and nonprofits, including The Palm Beach Zoo, The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, the FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, and Dreyfoos School of the Arts.
Also recognized for the production and publishing of the book, was West Palm Beach-based StarGroup International, parent company of StarGroup Books.
“Books offer municipalities like West Palm Beach a unique opportunity to showcase the beauty, local flavor, progress, and vitality of their location. The City of West Palm Beach has become a highly attractive destination. This book will raise awareness through its widespread distribution,” said Brenda Star, President of StarGroup International.
Mayor Muoio agrees stating, “We will use the book for marketing and business development. We talk to a lot of people who want to come to West Palm Beach or bring their business here, and we think this will be a great marketing tool.”