Scott Singer is proud to have served as a voice for residents on the City Council. Scott is a South Florida native and elated to live and raise his family in Boca Raton. Scott was elected to the Boca Raton City Council without opposition in 2014, and re-elected in 2017 with 71% of the vote. He has been elected by his colleagues each year since then to serve as Chairman of the Community Redevelopment Agency.
A South Florida native, Singer graduated cum laude from Harvard University with a bachelor’s degree in government, and received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. He owns several small businesses, including a law firm focused on entrepreneurs. As an attorney, he has earned the AV Preeminent® rating from Martindale-Hubbell for highest ethical standards and legal ability.
Scott cares deeply about enhancing the quality of life for Boca Raton residents. Scott has partnered with residents and local architects and residents on exploring visions for our public, waterfront lands. He has worked to preserve the look of Boca Raton by introducing and gaining support for an ordinance to limit excessive signs from city medians and green space and has supported expanded parks and playing fields. Having lived on a barrier island for more than 20 years, Scott is sensitive to the concerns of residents who live east of the Intracoastal.
Singer has worked to increase transparency and accessibility of city government, by introducing laws to expand notices to residents on land-use issues, to ease the requirements for starting home-based businesses, and pushing for greater technology to make it easier to find information and obtain permits. Singer also sponsored the Ethics Disclosure Resolution and the Increased Ethics Standards Act, which now provide more information to the public regarding potential conflicts and ethical issues for city board appointees. In his first year in office, Scott began holding the first series of regular town hall meetings by a council member in many years, which continues today, and has enabled thousands of residents to communicate directly with Scott.
Scott Singer was the only council member to vote no on the single biggest upzoning in our city’s history. He has also opposed proposals to expand the areas in Downtown
Boca where taller buildings would be allowed and opposed a proposed increase in the number of residential units. His calls for more meaningful open space were instrumental in changing a 13-year policy that now will require more open space for downtown projects.
Singer’s priorities include maintaining best-in-class public safety, increasing economic development efforts to attract outstanding companies and workforce talent, keeping taxes low for families and businesses, protecting against overdevelopment, and developing long-term strategies to ensure Boca Raton continues to progress as a world-class city.
Council Member Singer currently serves on the
State Attorney’s Sober Homes Task Force
Palm Beach County Independent School Surtax Oversight Committee
- Land Use and Economic Development Legislative Policy Committee of the Florida League of Cities
Scott is also the city’s delegate to the Palm Beach County League of Cities.
In addition to his public service and roles on boards of several non-profit organizations, Council Member Singer’s community involvement has included:
Member, It’s the Economy Task Force of the Palm Beach County League of Cities
Member, Elected Officials Advisory Board for Women’s Foundation of Palm Beach County
Member, Pine Crest School Alumni Council
Member, Boca Raton Education Advisory Board
Member, Government Affairs Committee of the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce
Graduate, Leadership Boca
Commencement Speaker, Everglades University
Member, Boca Raton Historical Society
Member, Friends of Boca Raton Public Library
Member, Friends of Gumbo Limbo
Scott and his wife Bella, a certified public accountant, are proud to live and raise their two young children, Daniel and Rachel, in Boca Raton. Scott and his family enjoy Boca’s parks, beaches, and libraries. Fun fact – Scott likes fun facts and has appeared on two nationally syndicated TV game shows: “Jeopardy!,” where he was a champion, and “Who Wants To Be a Millionaire?”
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