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About Andrea Levine ORourke

Originally from the Boston area, Andrea is a proud Boca Raton resident since 1979 and a Downtown Boca resident since 1999. With a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from FAU, Andrea's background is in graphic and interior design, in both residential and commercial projects. She has run her own company as well as being employed by The Harid Conservatory and the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce. Andrea serves the community as a past Chair on the Board of the Federation of Boca Raton Homeowner Association, as board member on the Downtown Advisory Committee. Andrea is President of the Golden Triangle Neighborhood Association and a member of the FAU Alumni Association. She, her husband George and children all enjoy the wonderful benefits of living in such a wonderful community. Andrea is running for Boca Raton City Council, seat B, March 14, 2017 election.
15 Aug 2016

Taking My Commitment For Our City to a Higher Level !

By | August 15th, 2016|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|8 Comments

I cannot be more excited to tell you all...I AM RUNNING FOR BOCA RATON CITY COUNCIL SEAT B in the upcoming March, 2017 election! As an active and dedicated resident, volunteer and business woman in Boca Raton for 37 years I feel the time is right to take my passion to a higher level of [...]

2 Aug 2016

The All-Inclusive Downtown Waterfront Experience

By | August 2nd, 2016|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|2 Comments

The Wildflower Property... It's a hot topic! It's a park! It's a restaurant! Or...It's the Third Option...Yes, WE CAN HAVE IT ALL! Imagine a civic space with wonderful interactive amenities on the waterfront, adjacent to our downtown. Come by boat, kayak or water taxi from Red Reef,  Spanish River or one of the other waterfront spaces along the intracoastal...meander around the downtown [...]

15 Jun 2016

What Is the Vision of Our City…Really?

By | June 15th, 2016|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|3 Comments

How do we want to shape our future? It is hard to avoid the unrelenting pursuits of commercial interest. However, we the people, along with our Community Leaders, must be vigilant to develop and progress responsibly and properly in order to maintain the unique culture and the fabric of what makes Boca Raton such a [...]

10 May 2016

City Officials Set Goals for 2016

By | May 10th, 2016|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|5 Comments

During the first week in May our City Council Members along with City Managers and Department Heads gathered for a three day "2016 Strategic Planning Session".  There Was One Major Miss That miss was from us, the residents.  It was disappointing to see only a very small handful of citizens show up to observe our city [...]

3 May 2016

 Art in Public Spaces: The Conversation Continues…

By | May 3rd, 2016|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|4 Comments

As the building boom continues in Boca Raton there is hope that our city and the developers are encouraged to think outside the box.  We are hoping to start the discussion of why Urban Green Space and Public Art is important to the atmosphere and the economy of a growing, vibrant community. Since it appears that the current [...]

26 Apr 2016

Let’s Turn an Eyesore into Public Art!

By | April 26th, 2016|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|4 Comments

 After much discussion of late on downtown ‘open space’, a secondary conversation has popped up…and I believe it’s significant. Urban Public Green Space and Art in Public Spaces… Both are important, visionary topics in planning and building a great downtown. It’s promising that this topic is getting attention and is now on the table for [...]

4 Apr 2016

The Best 18 Minutes You’ll Ever Watch!

By | April 4th, 2016|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|1 Comment

Have you ever thought about Urban Development? Since the recovery of the downturn in the economy we've been watching just that.  The Boca Raton skyline has been changing as we go through a building boom transformation of 'urban development' in our Downtown. As stated by many... "Growth is good." "People walking in Downtown is obviously what is [...]

21 Mar 2016

BIG Kudos to The Boating & Beach Bash for People With Disabilities

By | March 21st, 2016|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|0 Comments

We are very lucky to live in a community that offers it's residents so much! There are plentiful special events for people of all ages and interests that add to our wonderful quality of life in Boca Raton. There is one event that really shines...and organizers and workers all deserve a big THANK YOU!  The Boating & Beach Bash for [...]

29 Feb 2016

Here’s What’s Going on Around You – In a Nut Shell

By | February 29th, 2016|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|2 Comments

BocaWatch has reported in depth on many Hot Topics and issues of importance to resident’s of Boca Raton. To keep you updated, we have compiled a review for some of these issues.  To read more in depth about any specific item, scan through our Hot Topics Blog.   -Traffic Study - $50,000 Traffic Study NE [...]

1 Feb 2016

This Must Be Fixed…Our Future Depends On It!

By | February 1st, 2016|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|1 Comment

New active citizen’s groups are popping up. These citizens are angry and they are energized…each group with their own personal set of complaints. . . Why? The root of all angst seems to be based on what many residents feel is their diminished voice in city government and the lack of vision for smart, responsible [...]

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