Claudia M. McKenna is the former City Attorney for the City of West Palm Beach, a position she held from 2002 until her retirement from the City in 2014. She has the distinction of being the first woman to hold that position and is the second-longest serving City Attorney in the City’s 100+ year history.
Claudia continues to provide municipal legal services to the City of West Palm Beach as special counsel and community redevelopment legal services to the City of Pompano Beach’s community redevelopment agency as its CRA Attorney. Additionally, she served as Contributing Editor to Reinventing Your City, co-authored by redevelopment experts, Kim J. Briesemeister and Christopher J. Brown.
A resident of Palm Beach County since 1976 (with a brief absence to attend UF Law School from 1982 to 1985), Claudia is delighted that AWE’s mission of promoting higher education through academic scholarships for Palm Beach County graduates will empower the next generation of young women as they pursue their life goals.