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1951 C. Oliver Wellington purchases land in area to become Wellington
1953 Acme Drainage District established
1959 Adopted Plan of Reclamation for improvements within the District
1971 ICOF proposes to develop Wellington's land
1971
Acme Drainage District agrees to construct roads, canals and pumping stations
1972 District authorized to provide water and sewer service as part of implementation of Countywide plan
1972 Palm Beach County Commission approves the "Wellington Planned Unit of Development"
1972 Work begins on Lake Wellington, the centerpiece of the new community
1973 Groundbreaking is held for the first phase of Wellington
1974 First 1,000 residential lots become available for sale
1975 District's name changed to Acme Improvement District to reflect increased responsibilities
1976 Community gains its first shopping center, the Wellington Country Plaza
1977 Gould Florida Inc. adds Palm Beach Polo & Country Club to the Wellington project
1978 Palm Beach Point opens
1979 Groundbreaking at Aero Club and Wellington Club East which is now the Wellington Community Center
1980 First public school is built, Wellington Elementary School
1985 Corepoint becomes Wellington's final master developer
1986 Wellington Regional Medical Centerand the Boys & Girls Club open
1987 Wellington Landings Middle School opens
1988 Wellington High School opens
1990 Amendment to District enables popular election for Board of Supervisors
1991 Panther Run Elementary opens
1996 Village created the Vision Statement and Community Visioning Goals
1995 Village Incorporated
1999 Village adopts a Comprehensive Plan
2001 Mall at Wellington Green Opens
2001 Celebrated the Village's 5thAnniversary
2002 First municipal election of mayor
2003 Developed ordinance to establish an additional $10,000 homestead exemption for seniors
2003 Named by CNN as one of the top ten places to live
2005 Implemented the Landmark Everglades Forever Act compliance program
2006 Celebrated the Village's 10th Anniversary
2007 Adopted and implemented the Vision 2022 Strategic Plan Initiative
2008 Adopted and implemented the Economic Development Initiative
2009 Groundbreaking for Municipal Complex
2010 Named by Money Magazine as one of the top 100 best places to live
2010 Opened Scott's Place, the Amphitheater and the renovated Aquatics Complex
2010 Celebrated Wellington's 15th Anniversary with the grand opening of City Hall
2015  New 4,500 square foot Tennis facility opens
 2016  Celebrated the Village's 20th Anniversary
 2016  Named by Backgroundchecks.org as one of the safest cities in Florida 
 2016  New Wellington Community Centers opens to the public
 2016  Named by Money Magazine as one of the "50 Best Places to Live in 2016"
 2017 Named by SmartAsset.com as one of The Best Places to Raise a Family in Florida