WEST PALM BEACH — Noting his “exemplary involvement, support and dedication to the priorities, principles and programs of the League of Cities, ” West Palm Beach City Commissioner Isaac “Ike” Robinson Jr. was honored by the Palm Beach County League of Cities Inc.
The group said Robinson was awarded for going “above and beyond” in his public service. “I am thankful that the people of my city have allowed me to be involved with the League of Cities on the county, state and national level,” Robinson said. “To borrow a phrase, if you’re not at the table you’re on the menu.”
The award was named after former West Palm Beach Commissioner William Moss. The Palm Beach County League of Cities promotes and advances the collective interest of all 38 municipalities of Palm Beach County.
Robinson was elected to the West Palm Beach City Commission in 1999. He was reelected in March 2001 and March 2003. He served as president of the Commission from March 2001 until March 2002. He received his bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Florida A&M University and his master’s in Education from Florida Atlantic University.
He is the chairman of the Municipal Service Delivery Council of the Florida League of Cities, and the Florida Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials of the Florida League of Cities. He is a member of the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials of the National League of Cities. He is a member of the Palm Beach County Caucus of Black Elected Officials, serving on the Executive Committee.
Robinson retired after 30 years with the Palm Beach County School District. He is a life member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., a member of the FAMU Alumni Association and member of Grace Episcopal Church, West Palm Beach. He holds memberships in the N.A.A.C.P., West Palm Beach Chapter, and the Urban League of Palm Beach County. He and his wife Ernestine have five children. He has been a resident of Palm Beach County since October 1962.