Commissioner McKinlay Honors Mark Bellissimo

Mark Bellissimo (center) with his daughter Paige Bellissimo and McKinlay.

At the Palm Beach County Commission meeting on Tuesday, County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay declared Tuesday, Nov. 1 as Mark Bellissimo Appreciation Day in Palm Beach County in recognition of his service to the community. An accompanying proclamation noted that Bellissimo “proposed a forward-thinking plan to make Wellington the year-round equestrian capital of the world and cement this position for decades to come.” He was also honored for his work founding the Great Charity Challenge with his daughter Paige. Since 2009, the GCC has distributed $17.7 million to nearly 300 Palm Beach County nonprofits. The proclamation also noted that Bellissimo recently launched an anti-bullying campaign and raised approximately $300,000 for the effort in just one hour.