Mack Bernard was elected in November 2016 to the Palm Beach County Commission, District 7. Mack ran for County Commission to put his experience to work for our community. He ran on a platform of creating more good-paying jobs and job training opportunities; improving public safety and law enforcement relations; increasing small business, women, and minority participation in county contracts; and keeping taxes low. However, when Palm Beach County was facing the housing crisis Commissioner Bernard became an advocate for more affordable and sustainable housing. In 2022, Commissioner Bernard spearheaded the county's effort to pass a Housing Bond that will provide $200 million to construct affordable and workforce housing.
Mack Bernard has an extensive resume of public service. For nearly a decade, Mack Bernard has committed himself to working for the public.
In 2008, Mack served as a Delray Beach City Commissioner and Deputy Vice-Mayor. In this role, Mack worked hard with the community to increase affordable housing options, improve public safety, and create jobs.
In 2009, Mack Bernard was elected to the Florida House of Representatives where he served on numerous committees and passed bills that created jobs, protected women and children, and supported public education. In the Legislature, Mack served as the President of the Palm Beach County Caucus of Black Elected Officials and was recognized for his work advocating for Florida's small businesses.
Mack Bernard served as the Chairman of the Toussaint L'Ouverture High School for Arts & Social Justice and a Board Member for the Color of Hope Foundation. Mack Bernard is a former member of the Florida Elections Commission, Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce, and the CJ Foundation, a non-profit organization helping children in need. Proudly, he is a lifetime member of Leadership Florida.
Mack has lived in Palm Beach County for 30 years. He is a product of Palm Beach County's public school system, where he was a member of the JROTC and a high-school championship wrestler. He worked hard while attending college, graduating with honors from Florida State University; earning a Bachelor in Political Science and Criminal Justice, and also graduating with honors from the University of Florida's Levin College of Law.
Mack and his wife Shawn are raising their three daughters here and are very proud to be part of the Palm Beach County Family. As a real estate and tax attorney, Mack Bernard works to help others achieve the American Dream. Mack has put his life's work into giving back to our community and serving this great county.