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2016 ANNUAL REPORT AND 2017 PREVIEW MEMBERS OF TOWN COUNCIL MAYOR Todd Wodraska VICE-MAYOR Ilan Kaufer COUNCILOR Ron Delaney COUNCILOR Jim Kuretski COUNCILOR Wayne R. Posner A World Class Town that is Uniquely Jupiter It’s easy to take pride in our Town. Throughout the ups and downs of the years following the recession, Jupiter’s optimism remained steady, anchored in its best assets: safe, quiet neighborhoods; a beautiful coastline; family-oriented communities; well-kept parks and open spaces; and expanding business opportunities. All the while, Jupiter has maintained the small town feel that is at the heart of what makes it great. Following the recession, we made thoughtful investments in areas that we believed would sustain the Town and create more economic opportunities down the line. One such investment was the $3 million Bioscience Fund, which was created in 2006. Now marking its tenth year, we are pleased to report that the Fund has generated over $35.5 million in revenues and created over 300 jobs for the Town. In October, we were honored to host Governor Scott as he announced CTD Holdings’ expansion to Jupiter, marking one of the most recent companies to take advantage of our Bioscience Fund. The return on this and other investments has allowed us to weather uncertain economic times, and has placed us in a position to be able to continue and expand upon the services the Town provides. This past year, some capital items we invested in were increased parks maintenance and restoration, sidewalk Town Website: www.jupiter.fl.us Become a Fan: JupiterTownandPolice implementation and roadway resurfacing, improved access to our beaches, and increased support for Jupiter Police. These investments, combined with Jupiter’s abundant natural resources, its growing economy, and its citizens – the heartbeat of this community and keeper of its history – make Jupiter a world class town rich with opportunity and exploding with charm. We understand that the changing landscape of the Town gives some reason to pause. We acknowledge that Jupiter’s beauty and opportunity have enticed more people and businesses to join us in calling it “home.” As we look towards the coming year, we are eager to embrace what lies before us, and we encourage your participation and feedback in that process. Above all, we assure you that we value and will preserve the things that make us uniquely Jupiter. ─Jupiter Town Council Follow Us: @TownofJupiter Town Council Webcast: www.jupiter.fl.us/Live Watch Comcast: Channel 18 210 Military Trail, Jupiter, FL 33458-5784 • (561) 746-5134 • www.jupiter.fl.us