Vice Mayor Michael J. Napoleone
Michael J. Napoleone, Vice Mayor
Term: 2020 to 2024
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About Michael J. Napoleone
Michael J. Napoleone was elected to the Village Council without opposition in December 2015 for a four-year term commencing on March 22, 2016. He is the first non-sitting council member elected without opposition in the history of the Village. He served as Vice Mayor from April 9, 2019, to April 15, 2020, and was appointed to the position, once again in April 2023.
Vice Mayor Napoleone grew up in Boca Raton and is a graduate of the University of Florida and St. John’s University School of Law. In 2002 he and his wife Cyndi moved out to the Wellington area with the hope of starting a family. They were attracted to Wellington by its parks, green space, and family-friendly community, in addition to its excellent public schools. They are now raising two boys, Christopher and Luca.
Vice Mayor Napoleone is an attorney with the firm of Day Pitney, LLP, and his practice is focused on representing businesses and individuals in contract litigation, business transactions, corporate structuring, and probate litigation. He is a past president of the 3,000 member Palm Beach County Bar Association (PBCBA) and was instrumental in helping the PBCBA generate funds to achieve a decades’ long desire to own its own building.
Vice Mayor Napoleone presently serves as a member of the Governing Board and on the Executive Committee of the Palm Beach County Transportation Planning Agency. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Palm Beach County League of Cities since 2020. From 2011 through 2020, Vice Mayor Napoleone served as member of the Board of Directors and on the Executive Board of the Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County. In 2015 Michael served as a member of the Village of Wellington’s Charter Review Task Force. Vice Mayor Napoleone has served in numerous other civic and professional leadership positions, including past president of the Palm Beach County Bar Association, as chairman of the PBCBA’s Professionalism, Diversity, and Leadership committees, six years on the Florida Bar’s Standing Committee on Professionalism, and six years on The Florida Bar’s Constitutional Judiciary Committee, including two years as chair and two years as vice-chair. Mr. Napoleone is passionate about public service and civics education and was part of the Florida Bar’s "Benchmarks" program which was tasked with developing programs to promote and teach civics education to adults.
Vice Mayor Napoleone is committed to developing a long-range vision of Wellington that includes resident input. "Wellington is where we decided to raise our family and it’s where I want to be for the next 20 years. It is important that we recognize that today’s decisions will create the Wellington that our children will inherit.”
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