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Palm Beach County commissioners elect Robert Weinroth as mayor, Gregg Weiss as vice mayor

Dave Kerner served 2 terms as county mayor
Palm Beach County commissioners applaud as Dave Kerner shakes hands with Robert Weinroth upon becoming mayor, Nov. 14, 2021
Posted at 10:40 AM, Nov 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-16 11:39:14-05

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Palm Beach County has a new mayor and vice mayor.

County commissioners Tuesday elected Robert Weinroth as mayor and Gregg Weiss as vice mayor.

Weinroth takes over for Dave Kerner, who concluded his second term as mayor. Weinroth previously served as vice mayor.

Kerner gave all the county commissioners a parting "thank you" gift -- the board game Gatoropoly, signifying a future partnership that could bring a University of Florida satellite campus to Palm Beach County.

Palm Beach County Commissioner Maria Marino holds up Gatoropoly game while Melissa McKinlay looks on, Nov. 16, 2021
Palm Beach County Commissioner Maria Marino holds up the Gatoropoly board game while fellow Commissioner Melissa McKinlay looks on, Nov. 16, 2021, in West Palm Beach, Fla. McKinlay graduated from Florida State University, which is a rival of the University of Florida Gators.

In turn, Kerner was presented with a plaque and a pair of cufflinks with the county's insignia and seal on them.

"Thank you, everybody," Kerner said. "It's been an honor of a lifetime. It's been a pleasure to serve with you."

Weinroth and Weiss have both served as county commissioners since 2018.