The Glades Initiative welcomes new member

PBSO Lt. Patricia R. Brown appointed to nonprofit board

BELLE GLADE — The Glades Initiative has appointed Lt. Patricia R. Brown to its board of directors. She is a 28-year veteran employee of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and a fourth-generation South Floridian.

Lt. Brown serves as the Palm Beach Sector vice president of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), South Florida Chapter, and she just completed a term of service on the Board of Governors with Leadership Palm Beach County. She is currently assigned as the executive officer for the West Detention Center in Belle Glade.

Lt. Brown is also a mentor with Take Stock In Children, where she received awards for mentor of the month in 2013 and mentor of the year in 2016. She has two mentees who attend Glades Central High School, where she meets with them each week during school. She serves at the oldest church in Palm Beach County — Payne Chapel A.M.E Church, where she’s active in the media ministry and is on the usher board.

Lt. Patricia Brown

Lt. Brown believes that when we encounter exceptional young men and women, we owe them our service to enhance their leadership abilities and empower them to become the best they can be. Lt. Brown loves reading, fishing and photography. She says faith, character, integrity, ethical decision-making and education are the keys that will open many doors.

In accepting the appointment, Lt. Brown said: “It’s nonprofits like the Glades Initiative who are a valuable resource to the community by educating and collaborating with various other organizations to provide services to the community. I’m assigned to the Glades Tri-Cities area, and here is where I want to engage and make a difference!”

About The Glades Initiative:
The Glades Initiative, a nonprofit organization based in Belle Glade, was established in 2001 to improve the coordination and effectiveness of the health and human services delivery system in the Glades area of Palm Beach County. Its programs increase access to services and information, and reduce barriers to health and human services. For more information, visit or follow The Glades Initiative on Facebook.

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