The Mayor and City Council
Left to right: Council Member Michael Mullaugh, Mayor Susan Haynie, Deputy Mayor Constance Scott, Council Member and CRA Chairman Scott Singer, Council Member Robert Weinroth

The City of Boca Raton is governed by a five member City Council elected at-large to designated seats on a non-partisan basis. The Mayor and Council Members are elected for three-year terms. Members who have served two consecutive terms are not eligible to be elected to that office for the succeeding term. The Mayor and Council members seats designated A and B are elected in one year, the Council members in the seats designated C and D are elected in the following year. Subsequently, there is a year without a council election. The City Charter was changed by the electorate in 2006 to provide for two three-year terms.

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. A City Manager is appointed by the Council to administer policy and manage the City’s departments. As chief administrative officer, the City Manager appoints all city employees and is responsible for the activities of the departments as well as the successful completion of programs approved by the City Council. The City Council also appoints the City Attorney, who provides legal advice and counsel to the Mayor and City Council and to City Staff.

The Mayor and City Council also serve as Commissioners of the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA). In this capacity they hire an executive director and make decisions that affect the development of the Community Redevelopment area, generally known as downtown Boca Raton.

City Council meetings are usually held in the City Council Chamber of City Hall at 6:00 PM on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. The CRA usually meets at 1:30 PM on the preceding Monday, immediately followed by the City Council Workshop meeting. All meetings are open to the public, and citizens are encouraged to attend and participate in these meetings. Dates and times should be verified with the City Clerk's Office in advance.

Photograph of Mayor Susan Whelchel Phone: (561) 393-7708
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Mayor Susan Whelchel was first elected to the Boca Raton City Council in March 1995. She was re-elected in 1997 and again in 1999. During her first tenure in office, Mayor Whelchel served as Deputy Mayor from 1999-2000 and was Vice-Chairman of the Community Redevelopment Agency from 1996-1999.

Susan Whelchel was term limited in March 2000 and was appointed by then Governor Jeb Bush to a two- year term on the Palm Beach County School Board, where she served with distinction and successfully enabled a renewed focus and commitment to our local schools. Upon completing her term on the School Board, Whelchel was re-elected to the Boca Raton City Council in March 2003 and again in 2005, serving as Deputy Mayor for the years 2003-2004 and 2005-2008. In 2008 she ran unopposed for Mayor.

Whelchel puts neighborhoods first and, as a former teacher, continues to be a strong advocate for our children. She has worked tirelessly to support Boca Ratons schools, and through her initiative, the Don Estridge High Tech Middle School was constructed on the historic IBM campus.

A leader who understands the value of collaborative partnerships with both county and state government agencies, Whelchel was the catalyst behind the Boca Raton Education Task Force that culminated in the creation of a School Liaison for the City of Boca Raton to ensure our local schools are prioritized by the School District.

Meetings with neighborhood groups, brown bag lunches with small businesses, and finding new ways to create and retain jobs are all in a days work for Boca Ratons mayor. Susan Whelchel is a hometown leader who is facing down the current economic slump with vision and adaptability. She is focused on new opportunities that dont just require new buildings, and she is leading the charge on City-wide green initiatives as she focuses on both economic and environmental sustainability for the City of Boca Raton.

Her groundbreaking effort on Boca Ratons new business development initiative in partnership with key stakeholders including the Palm Beach County Business Development Board, her innovative environmental action and collaborative approach with neighborhoods, businesses, and educational institutions has earned her praise throughout the region. As a result, Whelchel recently won the Sun-Sentinel/Forum Publications Politician of the Year for the third year and was announced as the Rotary Clubs winner of the Opal award for civic leadership.

Whelchel continues to use common sense and real-world solutions to address budget constraints brought on by the national economic recession. She insisted on fiscally sound practices and effective oversight of a billion dollar budget while serving on the Palm Beach County School Board, and she has continued that approach as mayor. With more than a decade of public service, Whelchel is a strong watchdog for every taxpayer. She has used her small business expertise to effectively monitor revenue and expenditure trends and to make sure city staff maintains the highest quality of service and responsible use of public resources for our community.

The safety of our citizens is paramount to Whelchel, as is safeguarding the quality of life that residents enjoy. For years, Whelchel has been a strong supporter of law enforcement through her fiscal appropriations to add additional police officers as required, needed equipment and training for all personnel.

Ms. Whelchel has also strongly supported the use of better technology to improve our traffic standards. She has served on the Metropolitan Planning Organization which was mandated by the Federal Highway Act of 1973 and covers both short and long range transportation planning in our area. In addition, she has been at the forefront for timely City response to innovative initiatives such as the expansion of educational opportunities at FAU and balancing the ever changing budget/tax issues. Mayor Whelchel has always worked to ensure a strong relationship between the City of Boca Raton and Florida Atlantic University, a key community partner. Through the Citys strategic planning process, Susan has continually supported policy decisions that championed the FAU football stadium, medical school, and Research Park.

Through years of involvement in the family environmental business, Susan has become a strong advocate for the green movement and is leading the council to address the environmental issues affecting our city.

Understanding that Boca Raton has many facets, Susan has a strong sense of commitment, working tirelessly for a well balanced community that includes safe neighborhoods; a strong vibrant business economy supportive of the cultural arts, recreational and educational programs; and a healthy family of local non-profit organizations. Susans passion for young families is legendary and has set the trend for greater involvement of young professional families returning to Boca Raton or joining our community for the first time.

Susan has also been an active and dedicated Boca Raton volunteer for 30 years. In addition to her public service that has spanned three decades, Mayor Whelchel has been active in the following:

  • President: Spanish River High School Parents Association
  • Chamber of Commerce: Leadership Boca
  • Vice President of Community Affair: Junior League of Boca Raton
  • Board of Trustees: Boca Raton Historical Society
  • President: Boca Raton Educational Television
  • Board of Trustees: Boca Symphonia
  • Board Member: Palm Beach County Business Development Board
  • Board Member: Palm Beach County Educational Foundation
  • Metropolitan Planning Organization for Palm Beach County
  • Member Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
  • Committee for FAU President Frank Brogan’s Inaugural Day Celebration
  • Founder Boca Raton Educational Task Force
  • Nominee for Junior League’s Woman Volunteer of the Year Award
  • Library Foundation Board
  • Deacon and Elder of First Presbyterian Church
  • Host: T.V. shows in support of non-profit organizations
  • Honorary Chair: FAU University Club Gala
  • Honorary Chair: Boca Museum of Art Gala Auction
  • Honorary Chair: Kids in Distress
  • Honorary member of Boca Raton Sunset Rotary Club
  • Grand Marshall for FAU’s Homecoming Parade 2009 and 2010
  • Advisory Board: Centre for the Arts
  • Member of the American Heart Association’s Leadership Circle
  • Keynote Speaker at major events
  • Board Member: Allianz Golf Tournament to support the Boca Raton Community Hospital
  • Boca Raton Forum City Official of the year in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012
  • Rotary Club of Boca Raton Opal Award recipient 2009
  • Florida Atlantic University Talon Award recipient 2012

Mayor Whelchel was educated in North Florida schools, holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science and has done post graduate work at Florida Atlantic University and Nova Southeastern University. Susan has been a part of the Boca Raton community for the past 30 years and, with her husband John, has raised four children who attended public schools and took active roles in sports and community programs. She has been a resident in both western and eastern Boca Raton neighborhoods and feels blessed to have worked with so many dedicated residents from all areas of Boca Raton. Three of her four children reside in Boca Raton. Mayor Whelchel has eight grandchildren, six of whom live in Boca Raton.

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Constance Scott was elected in March of 2009 and is currently serving her second three year term on the City Council of Boca Raton.

Council Member Scott holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan.

Council Member Constance Scott is a Business Counselor for the Small Business Development Center and former Business Banker for Citibank. She has over 20 years experience in finance and Economic Development. Council Member Scott has had the privilege of serving the City of Boca Raton as the Public Information Officer and the County of Palm Beach as an Economic Development Specialist.

Her extensive background in Economic Development includes Economic Development for the City of Fort Lauderdale, Operations Director for the Economic Council of Palm Beach County and as a Florida Atlantic University Small Business Development Center Business Analyst. She also served as Economic Development Manager for the City of Flint Michigan managing seven million dollars of revolving loan funds for small businesses as well as administrating over an 110,000 square foot business incubator.

Council Member Scott is a graduate of Boca Raton High School class of 1972. She is well known as an active member of our community. She has a track record of dedicated community service including a Sustaining member of the Junior League of Boca Raton and past President of the Junior League of Flint Michigan. She is an advocate for nonprofit organizations including Tri-County Humane Society, Boca Raton Police Athletic League, Boca Raton Road Runners Club, Neighborhood Crime Watch, American Cancer Society, Komen Race for the Cure and the Boca Raton Historical Society.

Council Member Scott and her husband Tom have one daughter and are proud grandparents. She and her husband live in downtown Boca with their Maltese Poodle companion Gigi.

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Robert S Weinroth is a 22 year resident of Boca Raton where he is an attorney and businessman. 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

Weinroth, who is admitted to practice law in Florida, Massachusetts and New Jersey, serves as president and general counsel of Freedom Medical Services INC (FREEDOMED), an accredited medical supply company in the Arvida Park of Commerce.

Weinroth has a broad background in business management, having worked at American International Group, as president of a claims subsidiary. When he and his family relocated to Palm Beach County, Weinroth was engaged as a senior analyst for Southern Business Management Associates INC, headquartered in Jacksonville. Weinroth was responsible for analyzing the corporate operations of small to medium sized, closely held companies throughout Florida and focusing on obstacles to success.

Weinroth is a member of the Boca Raton Rotary, volunteers at Boca Helping He was appointed to the City's Elder Affairs Advisory Board. He has also been elected president of two homeowners associations (Boca Falls HOA and Briarcliff at Woodfield Country Club HOA) and has served as a Board member of the Bay Winds HOA. He was also appointed to serve on the Safety & Security Committee at Woodfield Country Club HOA, its finance committee and the Club by-laws, long-range planning and finance committees.

Weinroth take great pride in his 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. Weinroth has served on the boards of two synagogues, most recently B’nai Torah Congregation where he served as Financial Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President and Chair of the Budget & Finance Committee. He was elected to the School Advisory Councils for Waters Edge Elementary and Olympic Heights High School and the Donna Klein Jewish Academy board.

PERSONAL:

Married to Pamela with four boys in their blended family.

EDUCATION:

1975, Bachelor of Science Business Administration, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
1978, Juris Doctor, New England School of Law, Boston, MA

PROFESSIONAL:

*Freedom Medical Services Inc. (FREEDOMED), President and General Counsel
*Southern Business Management Associates Inc, Senior Analyst/Management Consultant
*American International Group, President of subsidiary claims services unit and Senior Vice President of Personal Auto claims units
*Admitted to practice law in Florida, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and New Jersey
*Admitted to practice law in the US District Court, Florida Middle and Florida Southern District; the District of Massachusetts and the District of New Jersey
*Florida Bar Board of Governors, elected to two terms; member of Board Disciplinary Review Committee; Board Audit Committee and Board Budget Committee
* South Palm Beach County Bar Association, Member

CIVIC INVOLVEMENT:

*City of Boca Elder Affairs Advisory Board Member
*Rotary Club of Boca Raton
*Adolph and Rose Levis JCC Board
*Bnai Torah Congregation, VP/Chair Budget & Finance Committee
*Boca Raton Museum of Art Member
*Boca Raton Historical Society Member
*Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce, member
*Friends of the Boca Raton Library
*Stand Among Friends, Corporate Sponsor
*JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes, Corporate Sponsor
*Waters Edge Elementary School, School Advisory Council Member
*Olympic Heights Community HS, School Advisory Council Member
*Donna Klein Jewish Academy, Board Member
*Gulf Stream Council, Boy Scouts of America
*Guardian Ad Litem, 15th Judicial Circuit, Volunteer
*Jewish Education Commission, Member
*Jewish Adoptions and Foster Care Options (JAFCO), Godparent Circle
*Boca Falls Homeowners Association, president
*Briarcliff at Woodfield Country Club Homeowners Association, president
*Woodfield Country Club, Finance Committee; Bylaws Committee
*Bay Winds Home Owners Association, Vice President

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Scott Singer was elected without opposition to a three-year term on the Boca Raton City Council in 2014. Council Member Singer also serves as the Chairman of the Community Redevelopment Agency.

Council Member Singers priorities include increasing economic development efforts to attract outstanding companies and workforce talent, improving the customer-service experience for citizens and businesses in their dealings with city government, and developing long-term strategies to ensure Boca Raton continues to progress as a world-class city.


A South Florida native, Singer is a small business owner and practices law in Boca Raton. His work as an attorney has included a wide range of matters for companies of all sizes, individuals, families, and municipalities. Scott is also active in his familys commercial real estate business. He is a member of the State Bars of Florida and New York and admitted to practice before a number of federal courts.


Singer graduated cum laude from Harvard University with a bachelor's degree in government. He received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, where he also served as a legal intern to the Chief Judge of the United States Tax Court and was a staff member and published note author of the law journal, The Tax Lawyer. Before attending law school, Scott served as a business strategy consultant to several major companies.


Council Member Singer is a member of the Pine Crest School Alumni Council and the Faulk Professional Leadership Council. Scott has previously served as a member of the Boca Raton Education Advisory Board and the Government Affairs Committee of the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce.


Scott and his wife Bella are proud to live and raise their two young children in Boca Raton.

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Anthony Majhess was elected to a three-year term on the Boca Raton City Council in March, 2009 and re-elected in March, 2012.

A native Floridian, Mr. Majhess grew up in Coral Gables and has lived in Boca Raton for 17 years. Council Member Majhess is a Driver/Engineer with Palm Beach County Fire Rescue. Anthony and his two brothers all followed in the footsteps of their father who served as a firefighter in Miami for 31 years.

Anthony has a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from the University of Florida. He brings business experience to the City Council, having worked in retail management as well as domestic and international business to business sales.

Council Member Majhess serves as a representative of the City on the Palm Beach Metropolitan Planning Organization and is the past treasurer and founder of the Golden Triangle Neighborhood Association.

In Mr. Majhess words, he is a strong advocate for public participation in the governmental process and strives to maintain a balance between the Citys need for quality responsible development and Boca Ratons quality of life that is known throughout the world.

Photograph of City Council  Michael Mullaugh

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Michael Mullaugh was appointed in December 2008 to fill vacated City Council Seat B and was elected without opposition in 2011 for a three year term. He has more than 25 years of experience in the financial and non-profit sectors.

After retiring from Mellon Bank where he managed a division of the Trust Department, Councilman Mullaugh became president of the Ruth Rales Family Service, a non-profit, non-sectarian provider of social services to south Palm Beach County. Mr. Mullaugh also served as an advisor to the Pennsylvania legislature on revising fiduciary statutes.

Recently Councilman Mullaugh has worked with the Citys Utility Department to bring reclaimed water for irrigation to the western communities of Boca Raton. He is committed to making the City more environmentally and economically sustainable.

Councilman Mullaugh holds both the Bachelor of Arts in economics and Juris Doctor from Duquesne University. Michael and his wife Donna are eleven year residents of Boca Raton.

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Susan Haynie is the Mayor of the City of Boca Raton. She is serving her fifth term on the Boca Raton City Council. Susans years of experience provide her with extensive knowledge of the City budget, public safety concerns, growth management issues and a strong collaborative partnership with the neighborhoods. Working with residents and the neighborhoods, Susan supported community improvement projects such as the addition of new City parks, increased green space and strict adherence to zoning codes that have improved the quality of life in Boca Raton.

As Mayor, Susan has made it a priority for the Council to keep taxes low, improve public safety, protect Bocas beaches and ensure the City is on a sustainable economic, fiscal and environmental path.

Susan Haynies strong public and community service record can been seen through her involvement with the Boca Raton Planning and Zoning Board, Federation of Boca Raton Homeowners Association, Coastal Ocean Task Force, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and as a former member of the Board of Directors of Boca Helping Hands. Additionally, as a leader in transportation planning, Susans service also includes:

  • Florida Metropolitan Planning Organization Advisory Council, Vice Chair
  • Florida League of Cities Board of Directors, Member
  • South East Florida Transportation Council, Chair
  • Palm Beach County League of Cities, Past President
  • Palm Beach Metropolitan Planning Organization, Chair
  • Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council, Gubernatorial Appointee
These roles have provided Susan with a wealth of experience and knowledge that have significantly benefited Boca Raton. Susan was recently named Woman Transportation Leader of the Year for South Florida Women in Transportation. Her experience and community minded approach has helped to improve the City and strengthen its reputation as a world-class City with an unmatched quality of life.

Susan is a Florida Native and a 40-year resident of Boca Raton. She is a graduate of Lynn University and holds a certification in Traffic Engineering Studies from Georgia Institute of Technology and Northwestern University. Susan began her career as an Engineering Analyst in the City of Boca Raton. She is also a State licensed General Contractor and a Community Association Manager. Susan is married to Neil Haynie, they have five adult children and live in the Camino Gardens neighborhood.