Former Boca Raton Deputy Mayor Robert Weinroth is now helming the Palm Beach County Commission after being unanimously elected by his colleagues to the ceremonial post of mayor.
“This is a paradise we live in and it’s our job to make it the best paradise in the world,” Weinroth said as he assumed his new role on Nov. 16.
He won election to the City Council in 2014, serving for four years before he was elected county commissioner for District 4, which covers the county’s southeastern part.
Among the challenges facing the county are the need for better mental health services, the lack of affordable housing, opioid use, food insecurity and inflation, Weinroth said.
Weinroth is a longtime resident of Boca Raton, where he and his wife, Pamela, recently purchased a condo at Alina Residences downtown.
— Mary Hladky