Published On: Thu, Apr 19th, 2018

Scott Singer Receives Home Rule Hero Reward

By: Michael Demyan

Boca Raton Deputy Mayor Scott Singer was honored as the 2018 recipient of the Home Rule Hero Award.

The award is given out annually by the Florida League of Cities, which acts as “the united voice for Florida’s municipal governments.” It is based on a local government official’s ability to advance the legislative agenda of the Florida League of Cities, as well as protecting Home Rule powers.

Home Rule is the focus on local issues with limited interference from the state government. It involves being able govern cities through local government without the intrusion of the state.

Singer, who has served on the Growth Management and Economic Affairs Legislative Policy Committee of the Florida League of Cities as well as the Economy Task Force of the Palm Beach County League of Cities, was proud to be named the recipient of the award.  

“I’m honored to be able to serve the residents of Boca Raton and will continue to make sure their voices are heard on local matters that impact our community,” Singer said.

Singer has been a member of the Boca Raton City Council since 2014, when he was elected for Seat A after running unopposed. He served a three year term and was re-elected in 2017 after beating Patti Dervishi in a landslide for the seat.

Florida League of Cities President Gil Ziffer said that he was proud of all of the hard work government officials had put into their roles.

“These dedicated municipal officials are some of the Florida League of Cities’ biggest advocates for municipal issues,” Ziffer said. “Their efforts during the 2018 legislative session were extraordinary. The League and its legislative team are proud to recognize and thank them for their service.”

On April 2, Singer, was officially named the deputy mayor after being nominated by the previous deputy mayor, Jeremy Rodgers. Council Member Andrea O’Rourke nominated Rodgers to retain his role, but after Rodgers declined, the city council voted 5-0 in favor of Singer.

After Singer took on his new role as the Boca Raton deputy mayor, city council and municipal government newcomer Monica Mayotte was named the new voting member of the Palm Beach County League of Cities, with Rodgers named as the alternate delegate.

About the Author

- Michael Demyan is the associate editor and reporter for The Boca Raton Tribune. He is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University where he received a degree in Multimedia Journalism. Twitter: @michaeldemyan

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