I am thrilled to share that the qualification period to run for Boca Raton City Council in the March 2020 election has closed. I am unopposed and officially re-elected. I am honored to be able to maintain my seat and serve our community for another three-year term.
As my first term heads toward conclusion, I take pride in what has been accomplished and look forward to completing current initiatives while establishing new goals for the future.
To offer some highlights …
During the past several years, we have successfully provided excellence in municipal services. Crime is down 14%. We have worked with the Palm Beach County School District to create a new elementary school while beginning the rebuild of two of our elementary schools. We have added the “Office of Sustainability.” We have completed meaningful infrastructure, roadway and sidewalk upgrades. We have negotiated and contracted with Virgin/Brightline for a train station adjacent to downtown Boca. Our economic stability has been proven again by maintaining the coveted AAA bond rating.
Community building projects are part of my personal goals and accomplishments. Some of these projects include:
- Initiating an “Art in Public Places” program, a first for our city, with several mural projects already complete and more exciting programs being planned.
- Downtown safety and place-making, which can now be seen through new way-finding signs and lit crosswalks.
- An initiative for sustainability awareness and youth education by providing supplies at the beach to encourage the public to participate in ongoing beach cleanup.
- Mentoring students regarding community awareness and involvement.
- Working to maintain a strong partnership with our local universities, particularly as a proud FAU alumni.
- Serving as a watchdog in the development and design of the Wildflower and Silver Palm Park properties as they transition into a new urban waterfront public space.
- Advocating for responsible, sustainable growth that includes plans for enhancing the public realm, as well as modes of transportation including pedestrian walkability, cycling and connectivity.
It has been my objective to be a voice of reason regarding city matters by encouraging open and fair dialogue between residents, city officials, business leaders and developers. I pledge to continue on that path.
My motivation to serve comes from my long-time commitment and love for our city. Boca Raton is an amazing place to live. I am confident that together we can continue to plan for Boca’s future while protecting the unique quality of life that attracted us to live, work, play and raise a family here.
Thank you for your support, Boca raton!
Meet Andrea Levine O’Rourke
City Councilwoman, Seat B
I am a proud resident of Boca Raton since 1979. I am a small business owner, past Chairwoman of the Federation of Boca Raton Homeowners Association and an active community volunteer and leader. I want to continue putting my experience to work for you.
In addition, I am a 20-year resident of downtown Boca Raton. I have been married to my husband, George, for 38 years. Our family has grown up in the community, and we are products of the local school system.
I am a native of Brookline, Mass.
Federation of Boca Raton Homeowners Association, Board of Directors; former Chairperson and Secretary
City of Boca Raton, Downtown Advisory Board, Member
Golden Triangle Neighborhood Association, Co-founder; Member
Boca Raton Bowl, Community Captain
Boca Raton Police Department, Crime Watch, Board of Directors, Member
Member of the Rotary Club of Boca Raton
Creative Services – graphic and interior design, Owner, 2000-present
The HARID Conservatory, Dormitory and Student Service Director, 1996-1999
Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce, Communications Director, 1987-1989
Alphagraphics Printshop, Owner, 1985-1987
Home Design Firm, In-House Director of Advertising & Marketing, 1979-1984
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Fine Arts, Florida Atlantic University
Paid for and approved by Andrea Levine O'Rourke for Boca Raton City Council Seat B