Governor Rick Scott announced the reappointment of Thomas Bean and the appointment of Jose Luis Rodriguez to the Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County.
Bean, 40, of Palm Beach Gardens, is the director of public and community engagement at Florida Power and Light. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and his master’s degree from Trinity International University. Bean is reappointed for a term beginning Feb. 1, 2018 and ending Nov. 3, 2021.
Rodriguez, 43, of Greenacres, is the chief human resources officer for the City of West Palm Beach. He received his bachelor’s degree from George Washington University and his juris doctorate from Nova Southeastern University. Rodriguez succeeds Gregory Langowski and is appointed for a term beginning Feb. 1, 2018 and ending Nov. 3, 2020.
“We’re thrilled to have Mr. Bean remain as a council member,” said Lisa Williams-Taylor, CEO of Children’s Services Council. “His knowledge of our community and interest in the children of Palm Beach County helps make our organization stronger.
“And we welcome Mr. Rodriguez and look forward to developing a close working relationship on behalf of the county’s children.”
Children’s Services Council – a special-purpose government established by Palm Beach County voters in 1986 and reauthorized in 2014 – provides leadership, funding, services and research on behalf of the county's children so they grow up healthy, safe and strong.
The Council has 10 board members, five gubernatorial appointees and five of whom are seated based on their roles in the community – including a juvenile court judge, the schools superintendent, the head of the local Department of Children and Families, a school board member and a county commissioner.