Published On: Sat, Oct 17th, 2020

City of Boca Raton Announces a Search to Fill Temporary City Council Opening

City Council Seeking City Resident to Fill Temporary Seat

City of Boca Raton residents, apply to temporarily fill City Council Seat C

If public service is your calling, you may have a unique opportunity to serve temporarily as a Boca Raton City Council Member.

Due to the leave of absence for active military service requested by Council Member Jeremy Rodgers, Seat C is temporarily unoccupied. As a result, the Boca Raton City Council is accepting applications from city residents interested in appointment to City Council Seat C.

Council Member Jeremy Rodgers

The appointment to fill the temporarily unoccupied position is for a term beginning on the effective date of the appointment, Tuesday, October 27, 2020, until Wednesday, March 31, 2021 or an earlier date, pursuant to Florida Statute 115.11(2), should Council Member Rodgers return from active military service prior to the end of his term.

To qualify for appointment, applicants must be at least 18 years old, a resident of the City of Boca Raton, and a registered elector of the City.  

To apply for temporary appointment to Council Seat C:

  • Applications must be completed by and returned to the City Clerk’s office by Thursday, October 22, 2020 no later than 5PM.

To apply for temporary appointment to City Council Seat C, please scroll to the bottom of this page.

Applicant Interviews and Appointment:

  • Interviews will be conducted on Monday, October 26, 2020 at the Virtual Workshop Meeting following the conclusion of the Community Redevelopment Agency Meeting which begins at 1:30PM.
  • The City Council is expected to consider the appointment at their Virtual Regular Meeting on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 which begins at 6PM.   

To Join the Virtual Meetings:

The Virtual Meeting procedures are posted on the City’s website and a copy may be obtained from the City Clerk.  Instructions for participation in the Virtual Meeting can be found at myboca.us/1843/Virtual-Meeting-Instructions.   

City Council Responsibilities:

The Mayor presides at all Council meetings and other public functions and is the ceremonial head of the City.

The Deputy Mayor presides in the absence of the Mayor.

The Mayor and City Council determine policy legislatively.

The Mayor and City Council also serve as Commissioners of the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA).  In this capacity, they make decisions affecting the development of the Community Redevelopment area, generally known as Downtown Boca.

City Council meetings are usually held at 6PM on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. The CRA usually meets at 1:30PM on the preceding Monday, immediately followed by the City Council Workshop meeting.  

It is anticipated that virtual meetings will not be continued past November 1st unless Governor Ron DeSantis should issue an updated Emergency Order.

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Click on the Apply Here button or visit this link to fill out the application online.

If you prefer to print the application and the application preface, you can do so here: 

About the Author

- Robert Weinroth is a 27 year resident of Boca Raton where he is an attorney, businessman, former member of the City Council (where he served for four years) and currently serves as an elected member of the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners. Commissioner Weinroth went to Boston’s Northeastern University where he earned a BSBA in Management. He went on to earn his Juris Doctor at New England School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey and the Supreme Court of the United States. Weinroth served as president and general counsel of Freedom Medical Services Inc, an accredited medical supply company in Boca Raton. FREEDOMED® represented the realization of an entrepreneurial dream. Weinroth, and his wife Pamela operated the company for 16 years, eventually selling the business in 2016. Weinroth takes great pride in his past work as a volunteer Guardian ad Litem for the 15th Judicial Circuit, advocating for the needs of abused and neglected children deemed dependent by the Court. After serving on multiple community boards and committees, Weinroth was elected to the Boca Raton City Council in 2014. During his tenure, he served as CRA Vice-chair and Deputy Mayor and was appointed to a number of county boards including the Boca Raton Airport Authority, the Palm Tran Service Board, the Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency, the Treasure Coast Planning Council and was elected a board member of the Palm Beach County League of Cities. Commissioner Weinroth serves as County Vice-Mayor and has been appointed Chair of the Solid Waste Authority, a board member of the PBC Transportation Planning Agency, and alternate representative on the Treasure Coast Planning Agency and several other county and regional boards. Robert, Pamela and their two dogs, Sierra and Siggy, are proud to call Boca Raton home.

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