Attorney John C. “Skip” Randolph was recognized by the Town of Palm Beach with a proclamation honoring his 44 years of dedicated service as Town Attorney to Palm Beach, following his retirement from the position last month.
At the Town Council meeting on Jan. 9, Mayor Danielle Moore read the proclamation and declared the day as “John C. Randolph Day,” in recognition of Mr. Randolph’s exceptional commitment to the Town and its residents. Mr. Randolph was also presented with a plaque to commemorate the honor.
During council member remarks, Town Council President Pro-Tem Bobbie Lindsay said, “Skip, I’ve said this before, it’s just been a great pleasure for me being the daughter of a lawyer to have an attorney of your caliber…You and Jones Foster have had a long history with this Town and very productive times with us. We’ve been extraordinarily well-represented in all aspects of Town business because of you and your firm, and I just don’t know how else to thank you.
Town Council President Margaret Zeidman also addressed Mr. Randolph, “I thank you for your friendship, it’s a deep and abiding friendship that you’ve had with each of us and with me, and it means the world to me. And you are so admirable and honorable and we will miss you very much.”
Mr. Randolph became Town Attorney for Palm Beach on Sept. 19, 1979, and during his tenure worked closely with 7 mayors, 6 town managers, 41 elected officials, and dozens of department heads and staff on a wide range of complex matters that impacted residents and shaped the Town including land use and zoning, contracts, ordinances and regulations, personnel, and the enforcement of laws by police and code enforcement.
Town Council Member Ted Cooney echoed the sentiments of the Council, “The longevity of your service here in Town has been such a gift to this community that I think really can’t be overstated. Those of us who sit in this chair come and go, town managers and staff have come and go, but for over 40 years, you’ve provided consistent, stable legal advice, that I think really has a direct correlation with the community and who we are today.”
Mr. Randolph followed the Town Council remarks with his own, reflecting on his tenure and longstanding relationships, “I will miss working with the Council, staff, and residents I have come to know and represent throughout my career with the Town.