take the sponsorship of the game back on
themselves, it is a lot more fun when it is
a school event. And in general I am not a
big change agent. Jupiter is well run. The
manager and staff have done a great job.
We don’t just waive any project in, but we
are also willing to look at developments that
will deliver public benefits and enhance the
quality of life.
InJupiter: A good example of attracting business
to enhance quality of life would be biotech.
Wodraska: Correct. And that goes all the way
back to 2006 when I was a fresh Councilman
and Palm Beach County brought in Scripps.
At that time, Jupiter set aside $3 million
dollars in a development fund to attract
small biotech businesses to Jupiter and to
create jobs centered around Scripps. It is
important to remember that biotech is a
long-term play, but since that time, we have
had dozens of success stories, including
Charleston Labs. In fact, Governor Rick
Scott was just here yesterday (NOTE: The
interview occurred on October 27, 2016) to
celebrate pharmaceutical company, CTD
Holdings’ relocation to Jupiter.
InJupiter: Of course, in addition to life science,
there is outdoor life in Jupiter.
Wodraska: Right. And we have two kinds
of tourism here in Jupiter – there is the type
that happens naturally with “The Season”
where you suddenly see everyone dressed
in red because the Cardinals are in town
for spring training and everyone is walking
around with white legs and golf clubs. Then,
we have another type of tourism, one that
we actively promote: Ecotourism.
In fact, we are the unofficial stand-up-paddleboard capital of Florida, and maybe
larger than that. That’s pretty cool. And it’s
something that has to be maintained and
protected. We have a unique quality of life
in Jupiter that is hard to find anywhere else.
If you are interested in helping Mayor Wodraska
maintain Jupiter’s quality of life, town council
meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday
of each month at 7pm in council chambers at
the Jupiter Town Hall, 210 Military Trail,