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  • May 2018 Newsletter
    TMS
    May 11,2018

    Help TMS Welcome New Public Involvement Specialist Todd Parrish

    We are happy to announce that Todd Parrish has joined Team TMS!  Company President Sharon Merchant has known Todd for years and said, "We are lucky to be able to attract someone of Todd's caliber.  His experience will be invaluable to our clients.”  Todd has worked as a Senate Legislative Assistant, Government/Public Affairs Director for a Mayor, Division Director at a State Agency and Travel Staff for a United States President.  His relationships, experience and great work ethic are sure to expand our company offerings.  Most importantly, Buck has given Todd his seal of approval.


    TMS and CES Consultants Begin Washington Road Utility and Stormwater Outfall Improvements for the City of West Palm Beach

    TMS has recently started providing public involvement services for our client CES Consultants on the Washington Road Utility and Stormwater Outfall Improvements project for the City of West Palm Beach. TMS will soon be informing residents, business owners and the public of proposed improvements and project updates. By engaging all key stakeholders, TMS is able to share timely information, listen and understand concerns and effectively address any issues. This project will replace the water and sewer systems in the historic districts of Prospect Park and Southland Park, originally constructed in the 1940s. Additionally, a positive stormwater system will be implemented to combat sea level rise in the area near our intracoastal waterway. We are proud to once again be working with CES Consultants and look forward to the completion of these City improvements.


    Team TMS Sophia Nelson Honored as South Florida’s 50 Most Powerful and Influential Black Business Leaders of 2018 by Legacy Magazine

    We would like to spotlight and congratulate our Public Involvement Specialist, Sophia Nelson for being honored as one of South Florida’s 50 Most Powerful and Influential Black Business Leaders of 2018 by Legacy South Florida Magazine. A recognized leader in her community, Nelson has over 20 years of experience in developing and implementing strategic marketing plans, building community alliances and public involvement. She has worked with the Florida Departments of Transportation and Environmental Protection, The Florida Consortium of Urban League Affiliates, South Water Management District, and the Cities of West Palm Beach, Pahokee, Delray Beach, Riviera Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Overtown and Lake Worth. Nelson is an active member of the Urban League of Palm Beach County Young Professionals, Palm Beach Power Partners Network Group, Broward Power Partners, The Caribbean Democratic Club of Palm Beach County, and the West Palm Beach Police Athletic League. Congratulations Sophia on your recognition and distinguished public service accomplishments!


    TMS Joins Cypress Creek Property Owners Association to Protect Community Golf Course

    Cypress Creek Property Owners Association (POA) hired TMS to help organize an effort to protect its community golf course from being developed into a high density residential housing community. Through TMS established relationships, experience and lobbying efforts, the Cypress Creek POA is working toward a solution. The POA is well organized and seeking viable options for either preserving the golf course or protecting its open green space. Along with the POA, TMS is working with Palm Beach County, the City of Boynton Beach, land developers and all interested parties. The Cypress Creek Country Club has been an active recreational activity for the homeowners in operation since 1964. Golf courses being purchased for conversion into residential properties has been a trend throughout South Florida.


    2018 Annual Heroes in Medicine Awards

    Congratulations to our friends Bob Broadway, of Bethesda Health/Baptist Health South Florida, and David Cano, MD, of the Caridad Center, for being honored at the recent Heroes in Medicine awards ceremony. The 15th annual Heroes in Medicine event hosted by the Palm Beach County Medical Society honored local individuals and organizations who strive to improve medical care in our community. Broadway, VP of Corporate Strategy at Bethesda Health, has been responsible for Strategic Planning and Direction, Community and Governmental Relations, Marketing and Sales, and Business Development. Broadway was honored with the Advocacy Award for his extensive career in legislative and advocacy work as well as actively serving on multiple statewide and community councils to help benefit residents throughout Florida. Dr. Cano was recognized with a Physician Hero Award for his contributions in providing excellent eye care to underserved Floridians as well as educating other physicians and government officials about vision care needs. Dr. Cano founded the For-Eye Care Foundation, the charitable arm of the Florida Society of Ophthalmology, as an extension of his devotion to delivering community outreach and public service regarding quality vision care for all. We thank Broadway, Dr. Cano and all honorees for their tremendous healthcare contributions!


    Buck’s Corner, by Buck Merchant

    Happy Mother’s Day, Mom! My Mom is the best Mom ever. I decided she was the one when we met at WPB College Game Day a few years ago. She is just crazy about me.  I walk her each morning to make sure she gets enough exercise.  When she looks like she needs a break from work, I take her out for a short walk around the block. If Mom is out, I help Aunt Beth and Aunt Kate take a breather. Although, I do have to work for my keep. I am in charge of guarding our house and office. Sometimes, I keep watch while laying on my back balanced against the wall, and other times I keep an eye out from my sofa.  I am so good, I can even guard with my eyes closed. That lulls any bad guys into thinking that I am not paying attention. I even pretend that I am asleep by fake snoring. It is a lot of work taking care of humans, but my Mom is worth it!


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