Dawn S. Pardo represents District 4 (Singer Island) on the Riviera Beach City Council. She was elected to the council in March 2008. She served as Chairwoman of the Council in 2009, 2010, 2015 and through May 2016. She also served as Chair Pro Tem in 2008, 2012, 2013, and 2014.
Prior to taking her place on the dais, Councilwoman Pardo was already well known in the city as a community leader who worked tirelessly to bridge the divide between Singer Island and the mainland and who led a successful referendum effort to ensure residents would always have access to their public beach.
Ms. Pardo has focused her efforts during the past 9 years on accountability inside City Hall, economic development, coastal erosion solutions, securing grant funding and forging collaborative relationships in Washington, DC, Tallahassee and locally.
Councilwomen Pardo is the immediate past president of the Palm Beach County League of Cities. She is also a member of the executive board of directors of the Florida League of Cities, chairwoman of the Florida League of Cities Urban Administration Advocacy committee and a member of their Federal Advocacy Strike Team (FAST). She represents northern Palm Beach County of the Coastal Ocean Task Force and continues to serve as a board member of the Palm Beach County Lagoon Initiatives Steering Committee, Palm Beach County Coastal Council, Palm Beach County Bioscience Land Advisory Board, and the North County Intergovernmental committee. She has also been reappointed several times and currently serves the State of Florida on the National League of Cities Public Safety and Crime Prevention Advocacy committee.
Councilwoman Pardo has won many awards for her leadership. In 2016, she received the prestigious Home Rule Hero Award from the Florida League of Cities. In 2012, Councilwoman Pardo was named Marine Advocate of the Year by the Marine Industries Association for her tireless effort promoting and expanding the marine industry in Palm Beach County. In 2012 and 2015, she was nominated as Woman of Year by the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce. Her annual fundraiser, “Every Child Should Smile on Christmas Morning” continues to provide thousands of toys and books to Riviera’s most needy children. In 2007, she received a service award from Riviera Beach for co-ordinating the relocation of Hurricane Katrina victims to the city. The Palm Beach County Youth Recreation also awarded her its Unsung Hero Award in 2006 and 2008. In 2010, the Palm Beach County School Board recognized her reading program.
Councilwoman Dawn Pardo was born and raised in New York City and moved to Riviera Beach in 1994. Her career has been spent in the financial markets including 15 years on Wall Street specializing in Mergers & Acquisitions. For 20 years she was a member of a premier multibillion dollar hedge fund located in Palm Beach County serving as a foreign exchange trader and international settlements manager.
Councilwoman Dawn S. Pardo and family
live on Singer Island with their loyal German Shepherd Fraulein Kelly.