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News - May 9, 2019

Grasford W. Smith Appointed to West Palm Beach Mayor Keith A. James’ Transition Team Committee

Jones Foster is proud to announce that Litigation Shareholder, Grasford Smith, has been appointed to the Economic Development & Jobs Policy subcommittee, one of eight different policy committees that comprise West Palm Beach Mayor Keith A. James' Transition Team Committee.

The Transition Team Committee members were selected by Mayor James based upon their experience, diversity of ideas, and ability to fulfill leadership needs. They will meet with the Mayor, city staff and outside subject matter experts to develop their recommendations, strategies, and policy ideas.

“I am focused on listening to our community and ensuring we have a diversity of ideas and experiences to help guide our city forward,” said Mayor James. “I am thankful to Chair Don Kiselewski and to the Transition Team Committee members for their service and commitment to our City. I trust they will take my vision, look at additional opportunities and provide valuable input and recommendations as we work together towards our shared goal: to make our City even better.”

The Mayor’s Transition Team goals include:

  • Producing a concise report within 100 days that outlines opportunities, strategies, policies, and priorities within eight key focus areas that will launch the success of the Mayor Keith A. James Administration;
  • Providing Mayor James with a list of recommendations for immediate consideration and potential implementation within the first 100 days;
  • Identifying ‘near term’ (prior to December 31, 2020) and ‘long-term’ (2021 and beyond) opportunities, strategies, policies, and priorities;
  • Utilizing the best information, community resources and staff input to make recommendations.


Born out of the original land boom of West Palm Beach, Jones Foster has served as an integral part of Palm Beach County’s growth and prosperity since 1924. The Firm’s founding partners instilled a true sense of public service that continues to serve as a fundamental value and ensure that our purpose goes beyond legal services. Our attorneys and staff collaborate regularly with a wide range of local organizations that inspire us to build a better future for us all. Learn more about our community involvement here.