Honoring the Legacy of Eva W. Mack

Honoring the Legacy of Eva W. Mack

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Sickle Cell Foundation of Palm Beach County and Treasure Coast, Inc. started this petition to City of West Palm Beach Commission and

Honoring the Legacy of Eva W. Mack

We would like you to join us in Honoring the legacy of Eva W. Mack. Eva Williams Mack was born in Alabama in 1915 and earned a nursing degree at Simmons College, Boston, Massachusetts. She trained in Atlanta and earned bachelor's and master's degrees from Columbia University. After completing her education, Mack moved to West Palm Beach in 1948 and worked as a public health nurse with Dr. Carl Brumback, Palm Beach County's first public health director. 

Mack was the first health specialist for the Palm Beach County School Board. She became one of the first African American city commissioners of West Palm Beach in 1978. She founded the Sickle Cell Foundation of Palm Beach County in 1979. Eva W. Mack was elected as mayor of West Palm Beach in 1982 and served 2 one-year terms.

Mrs. Mack's dream of having a building for the Sickle Cell Foundation became a reality in 1983 with the construction of the office at 1600 N. Australian Avenue in West Palm Beach. Due significant structural disrepair the building was demolished in November 2019 and we anticipate new construction to begin soon. 

We are petitioning the naming of the newly constructed building to be the Eva W. Mack Community Resource Center.

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