Commissioner Gregg Weiss, a retired business executive from California, was elected to the District 2 seat of the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners in November 2018 and reelected in 2022.
He serves on a variety of boards including the Governing Board of the Palm Beach County Solid Waste Authority, the Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency Governing Board, and he chairs the CareerSource Palm Beach County Consortium.
Weiss is active in several state and national organizations such as the National Association of Counties (NACo), currently serving as co-chair of the Artificial Intelligence exploratory Committee, chair of the Telecom and Technology Committee, vice chair of the IT Subcommittee, and the Resilience Committee.
As chair of the interagency Lake Worth Lagoon Initiative Steering Committee and Chair of the Palm Beach County Water Resources Task Force, he is especially involved with water quality issues. It is his special interest in protecting and conserving environmentally sensitive areas and ecosystems that inspires him to serve on the Water and Environmental Sustainability Policy Taskforce for the Florida Association of Counties (FAC).
Palm Beach County is a diverse community and has an equally diverse economy that includes both a large rural agricultural sector as well as a highly urbanized biotech sector. Our county is at the forefront of dealing with the impacts of climate change and sea level rise, not only along the coast but also inland where additional challenges threaten water supply and water quality.
In addition to protecting and preserving our environment and water supply, Commissioner Weiss's District 2 priorities include:
- Being a responsible steward of tax dollars
- Promoting economic development that supports good paying jobs
- Using technology, including Artificial Intelligence, to improve government services
- Combatting bigotry and hatred
- Promoting mental health and improving access to services for those in need
Prior to his election to the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners, he served as vice chair on the West Palm Beach Planning Board and numerous other boards of area organizations and nonprofits.
Gregg was born and raised in Southern California. After graduating from the University of California at Irvine with degrees in economics and social ecology, he made a career in the then-emerging computer industry. Gregg worked his way up to becoming a business executive overseeing sales, marketing and strategy for several Fortune 500 companies both in the U.S. and Australia. Gregg and Rebecca, his wife of more than 30 years, retired while in their 40s and decided to sail the world on their 50-foot boat named Kimba. They anchored in the Lake Worth Lagoon in 2004 and made West Palm Beach their new home.
Weiss has been active in the community as a volunteer and board member. He was president of the West Palm Beach Police Foundation and a founding member of Speak Up for Kids.
He regularly patrols his neighborhood and serves as its citizen observer patrol captain, and Rebecca fosters kittens for the Peggy Adams Rescue League. Gregg is a member of Temple Israel.
Commissioner Weiss' office is responsive to residents, businesses and agencies in District 2. If you encounter a problem or otherwise want to get in touch with our office, please call us at 561-355-2202 or email us at email@example.com