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Harvey Oyer, Jr. Tribute

Tonight January 4th at City Hall 6:30pm
 
We, the grateful citizens of Boynton Beach, shall honor him by our presence.
 
Boynton Beach is fortunate to have many citizens who take an active role in their community and who are committed to improving the quality of life for everyone who lives, works and plays here. These people offer their time and talent with no expectation of reward other than the satisfaction of knowing that they have made a valuable contribution to society. One such person was the late Harvey Oyer, Jr. In his death, the people of Boynton Beach have lost a great citizen. He served the City with honor and distinction, providing leadership and lending professional expertise to the City’s operations.
 
A former city councilman and mayor, Mr. Oyer passed away on December 18, 2010. He was elected to the council in 1957 and served as mayor for one year in 1960. A descendant of one of South Florida’s most prominent pioneer families, Mr. Oyer was known widely for his knowledge of local history and his leadership of many business and philanthropic organizations. In addition to his service with the City, Mr. Oyer served as board chairman of the Greater Boynton Beach Chamber of Commerce, director of the local Red Cross chapter, founded the local Jaycees and served in the local Kiwanis Club. Later, he was actively involved with the Historical Society of Palm Beach County andthe Palm Beach County Historic Preservation Board, as well as the Boynton Beach Historical Society. He was instrumental in saving the 1913 elementary school, which is today the Schoolhouse Children’s Museum and Learning Center.  
 
Members of his family will be present to receive the Tribute.  It is fitting and appropriate, therefore, that the City of Boynton Beach recognizes with this Tribute

Harvey Oyer, Jr. 

for his dedication and service to the citizens of Boynton Beach. 
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the City of Boynton Beach, Florida, to be affixed at Boynton Beach, Florida, the 4th day of January, Two Thousand Eleven.
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Jose Rodriguez, Mayor
 
 ATTEST:
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Janet M. Prainito, MMC
City Clerk
 

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