RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. (February 11, 2019)
Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (RBCRA) Neighborhood Services Director, Annetta Jenkins was recently honored as one of South Florida’s Most Influential and Prominent Black Women in Business and Industry of 2018 by Legacy South Florida on December 8, 2018. Honorees were nominated by the community at large, then carefully vetted and selected by a highly accomplished selection committee comprised of former honorees, business, and civic leaders from South Florida. Legacy prides themselves in showcasing the best and brightest stars with a commitment to serving others in the community. The honorees embody dedication, prestige, honor, service, class and leadership. Without a doubt they are true role models for South Florida’s community.
“I am honored, humbled, and proud to be among such distinguished and awesome company,” said Jenkins who is a seasoned community development professional with more than 30 years of national, statewide, and local experience. She is currently the Director of Neighborhood Services for the Riviera Beach CRA and Executive Director of the Riviera Beach CDC. She formerly served as the Assistant Director for Miami-Dade County Department of Housing and Community Development as well as the Executive Director for South Florida LISC. She also serves on Palm Beach County’s Housing Leadership Council. Among the many titles Jenkins holds, she has a genuine passion for changing the community that she serves by bringing unique and impactful projects, events and programs to local children and families. In 2018 Jenkins spearheaded the Annual Palm Beach County Youth Sports & Fitness Expo that exposed local children to over twenty-five traditional and non-traditional sports. The goal of this event was to bring these sports into the community in hopes that they lead to future scholarships for local youth while encouraging fitness and fun.
Jenkins also lead the planning committee for the Riviera Beach 2018 Inaugural Tree Lighting Event. This event was hosted at Riviera Beach Marina and showcased a huge tree, night market, snow, entertainment, and of course Santa. Citizens of Riviera Beach and Palm Beach County came in the thousands in anticipation of this event which was made possible by the strategic and passionate leadership of Annetta Jenkins. Jenkins is spearheading several projects that will create housing for the City’s workforce. Along with millions of dollars raised for community development, she has also been responsible for a number of awards for her agency.