Vice Mayor Michael J. Napoleone is an accomplished attorney and devoted public servant with a strong passion for Wellington’s community. He is serving in his eighth year on the Village Council, to which he was elected in 2016. A long-time resident of Wellington, he and his wife Cyndi chose the Village as the perfect place to start a family. Together they are raising two boys, Christopher and Luca, who both attended public schools in Wellington.
As your council representative, Michael has been devoted to developing a long-range vision for Wellington that addresses resident concerns while looking toward the future needs of the community. He believes resident input and a transparent and inclusive government are key to ensuring that decisions are made with the best-interests of the community at the forefront.
As Mayor, Michael Napoleone will continue working to maintain Wellington’s unique charm and family-oriented character, while ensuring that it remains the premier community in Palm Beach County for years to come. Michael’s proven dedication to building a stronger community, enhancing infrastructure, maintaining green space, and promoting residents’ welfare makes him an outstanding candidate to continue leading Wellington toward a prosperous and inclusive future. “Wellington is a great hometown and we need to continue to focus on what we do well – and then keep doing it better – so that future generations will want to call Wellington home.”
As a lawyer, Michael represents businesses and individuals in complex business, probate and real estate matters, and has a remarkable record of civic and professional leadership, including as past president of the Palm Beach County Bar Association. He actively serves on multiple boards and committees, including the executive boards of the Palm Beach County League of Cities and the Palm Beach County Transportation Planning Agency. He is a past member of the executive board of the Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County, as well as past chairman of both the Professionalism and Diversity Committees of the Palm Beach County Bar Association, and was creator and chair of its Leadership Academy for Young Lawyers. He helped develop The Florida Bar’s Benchmarks program which promotes and teaches civics education, is a graduate of Leadership Palm Beach County (2022) and Leadership West Palm Beach (2005), and is an active and engaged parent with Cub Scout Pack 125.