A Proven Advocate
Shalonda Warren is a mother, public servant, business leader, CEO and proven advocate. She is running for City Commission to put her experience and passion for service to work for the residents of West Palm Beach.
Born in the steel mill community of East Chicago, Shalonda has seen first-hand what happens when jobs disappear from a community. As a young girl, she spent over a decade living on military bases around the world as her father was a member of the U.S. Air Force.
Nearly 30 years ago, Shalonda moved to our West Palm Beach community. As a single mother raising her two children here, she knows the struggles and joys of running a household and providing for your loved ones.
Shalonda spent decades in the private sector working as a Business Development Officer, Banking Center Manager, Regional Sales and Service Manager, and Patient Support Services Manager. She opened a consulting firm in West Palm Beach that focused on helping small businesses and prioritizing community issues, such as improving lighting, security, public transit and access to food in some of our city’s underserved neighborhoods. One of Shalonda’s key goals was working with our city’s CRA on how to improve our neighborhoods. One of the recommendations she helped put together was a plan to rehab city properties and then use them to attract new businesses at affordable rental rates. Today, she is working with faith-based organizations and county leaders on connecting seniors to the COVID-19 vaccine.
Through hard work, commitment and grit, Shalonda’s experience led her to become CEO of the Sickle Cell Foundation of Palm Beach County and Treasure Coast. In this role she has the honor to continue the wonderful legacy of Founder Eva Mack, who served as the city’s first Black City Commissioner in 1978 and the first Black Mayor in 1982. Shalonda oversees staff, manages a budget in excess of a million dollars, directs programs, and implements long-term strategic goals in the organization’s five-county service area. At the Foundation, she works closely with the community to help those afflicted by this devastating disease and assist them with employment, housing, and services.
Shalonda is a public servant. She has volunteered thousands of hours over the years to make an impactful difference throughout West Palm Beach. She is a mayoral appointee to the city’s Art Life Committee, and numerous community, business and advocacy organizations, including, the School District of Palm Beach County Construction Oversight Review, Commissioner Appointee, Black Village Voice, Founder and Member, Coalition for Black Student Achievement, Member, Unify, Member, National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Member, Police Athletic League, Member, League of Women Voters, Susan B. Anthony Member, and the National Coalition of Black Civic Participation.
Shalonda is a proven leader who is focused on our priorities. She has championed policies in West Palm Beach that create jobs, support public safety and prioritize infrastructure needs. Recently, she was on the engagement team that brought more workforce housing to West Palm Beach.
Shalonda Warren is the advocate West Palm Beach needs on the City Commission.