RPB Rotary Planning Mattioli Testimonial

The Rotary Club of Royal Palm Beach will host a testimonial tribute dinner for retiring Royal Palm Beach Mayor Matty Mattioli on Saturday, Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. at the Royal Palm Beach Cultural Center.

While the RPB Rotary is the sponsor, the general public is welcome to attend.

An outstanding lineup of speakers and guests will assemble to honor Mattioli, who recently confirmed that he will not seek another term after almost three decades of public service.

He is the three-term mayor of Royal Palm Beach and served on the Royal Palm Beach Village Council for two decades before being elected mayor. The Pennsylvania native and his late wife, Marion, moved to Royal Palm Beach more than 30 years ago, and he has been involved in public service since then.

Mattioli has spent the last two decades helping to steer Royal Palm Beach through good times and bad. As mayor, he has held the line on taxes and worked to create Royal Palm Beach Commons Park. He continues to work for the economic and social welfare of the community.

Mattioli is a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was employed by Corning Glass for most of his adult life. He was also a polo referee in the mid-Atlantic states and officiated polo matches at Valley Forge Military Academy. He was also a councilman in Laflin, Penn., in Luzerne County.

Rotarian Lynn Balch is chairman of the committee arranging the event, assisted by Jean Morris, Diane Smith, Keith Hernandez, Michael Fehribach, Roland Amateis, Eric Gordon, Jeff Hmara and Dan Splain.

Dinner tickets are available at $50 per ticket. For more info., call Dan Splain at (561) 688-5112. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.