SFL 912 May Mtg – Ethics and Fighting Corruption in PBC!

Alan Johnson

The May meeting of South Florida 912 will have Ethics as its theme and we have two exciting keynote speakers – looking at very different ways to fight corruption. First, Alan Johnson, Esq., Executive Director of the Palm Beach County Commission on Ethics will take us through an overview of the Commission on Ethics and the synergy between the Inspector General, the Commission on Ethics and the State Attorney, as well as the complaint process.

Chaz Stevens

Then we’ll hear from Chaz Stevens, a former Deerfield Beach Housing Authority Commissioner, author, blogger and ‘citizen corruption fighter’ who has taken investigations of public officials to heretofore unseen levels.  His latest casualty: Deerfield Beach City Commissioner Sylvia Poitier, who after being charged last week with 5 counts of falsifying public records, turned herself over to the Broward Sheriff’s Office.  His book is called “Making the Difference — 88 Winning Tips for Taking On and Taking Back your local government.”

Also new for our meeting in Wellington, will be a $10 buffet dinner served by the Gypsy Horse Pub and Restaurant at 5:30 pm in the Center Court area.  So come early for dinner, meet with fellow 912ers, bring your questions and join us for a provocative evening!

Where:  Original Wellington Mall – Center Court, 12794 W Forest Hill Blvd , Wellington
When:  Tuesday, May 10th at 5:30 pm (dinner buffet), 7pm – meeting


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4 Responses to “SFL 912 May Mtg – Ethics and Fighting Corruption in PBC!”
  1. Iris Iris says:

    Chaz Stevens is mentioned and quoted in this article on corruption in Deerfield Beach:

    State prosecutors listened when blogger and activist Chaz Stevens filed his complaints, which initiated the investigations that led to charges against all three Deerfield Beach officials — although Stevens has alleged far worse crimes involving Poitier.

    “If you want to see the way it’s done wrongly, come to Deerfield Beach,” said Stevens, who said the Internet gives activists a microphone that officials cannot cut off. “I know how to take advantage of the new media. … Now we’re on an even playing field.”

  2. EdFulop EdFulop says:

    Here’s a neat little recap from Chaz’s site on all of the scandals in Broward and Palm Beach Counties over the last few years. Pretty heart-breaking . . . . .


  3. Hope to everyone at the meeting! Come early and have some dinner with us.

  4. Really nice information sharing and it is just helpful for everyone. Thanks for sharing that.

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