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West Palm Beach Mayor Keith A. James Announces New Staff Appointment

West Palm Beach Mayor Keith A. James Announces New Staff Appointment

July 17, 2023


Diane G. Papadakos, Director of Communications
City of West Palm Beach – Mayor’s Office
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West Palm Beach Mayor Keith A. James Announces New Staff Appointment

WEST PALM BEACH, FL – Today, West Palm Beach Mayor Keith A. James announced that Tom Valeo will serve as chief of staff to the Mayor. With an extensive background in legislative affairs, Valeo brings a wealth of experience and a fresh perspective to the role.

Tom Valeo joins the City of West Palm Beach with a proven track record in leadership and a record of legislative accomplishments. Having served as a top aide in the Florida Legislature, Valeo has demonstrated a solid ability to drive positive change and foster collaboration among diverse stakeholders.

Mayor James issued the following statement after making the announcement:

“As I begin my second term, I’m excited to announce Tom Valeo as my chief of staff. For nearly 10 years, Tom has worked at the state and local levels on legislative, community, and policy-focused initiatives. With both public and private sector experience, Tom will be an invaluable resource for our City and my administration as we continue to advance transformational opportunities which ensures West Palm Beach remains one of America’s best places to call home.”

As chief of staff, Thomas Valeo will work closely with Mayor James and the City’s leadership team to oversee and coordinate key initiatives and policies. He will play a vital role in supporting the Mayor’s priorities, promoting effective communication within the administration, and fostering strong partnerships with community organizations and stakeholders.

Tom Valeo is an accomplished professional in political and legislative affairs. He worked as a political and public affairs director at Cornerstone Solutions, where he implemented coalition-building strategies and executed legislative campaigns. With a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Florida Atlantic University, Tom also served as a Legislative Assistant in the Florida House of Representatives and gained valuable experience. Known for his dedication, expertise, and outstanding contributions, he is regarded as a competent professional in government relations, making significant contributions to community initiatives. To learn more about Tom, please visit https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomvaleo.

Tom resides in Lake Worth, Florida.


About the City of West Palm Beach:
The City of West Palm Beach is a vibrant and dynamic City located on Florida’s Atlantic coast. With a rich history, a thriving arts and cultural scene, and a commitment to sustainability, the City of West Palm Beach is a great place to live, work, and play. As one of the three largest cities making up the South Florida region, and the central City of Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach is a vibrant, growing, waterfront City that offers the business advantages available in the region, combined with a more refined and relaxed environment for living and working. To learn more about the City of West Palm Beach, visit us on our official website, or follow us on our social media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and/or Linked-in

Originally published at https://www.wpb.org/Home/Components/News/News/3536/772

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