|Über uns||Palm Beach County is governed by seven elected Commissioners and an appointed County Administrator. The Administrator has executive powers to implement the policies and procedures set forth by the Board of County Commissioners.|
Founding Palm Beach County
Palm Beach County was carved out of Dade County in 1909 becoming Florida’s 47th county. The first county government meetings were held in an old four-room school house at the corner of Clematis Street and Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach. At the time, only about 5,300 people lived in the new county comprised of portions of what are now Broward, Martin and Okeechobee counties. Broward County was established in 1915, Okeechobee County in 1917 and Martin County in 1925.