Jim Wood

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About Jim Wood

Jim Wood is a 25-year citizen of Boca Raton. Upon arriving in Boca from Arizona, Jim and his family had a house built in Broken Sound in the western section of the City. After the last of their three children left for college Jim and Trish downsized and relocated to east Boca, where they have lived for 18 years. His volunteering activities include serving eight years on an advisory board in the City. Jim is a computer engineer who advanced into executive positions with telecommunications companies Siemens and Lucent. He holds undergraduate degrees in mathematics and management, a master’s degree in computer engineering and an MBA. He is also a veteran who served four years on active duty with the United States Air Force. His interests include cycling (A1A), guitar (acoustic) and cooking (healthy comfort food). He is a member of the Boca Raton Bicycle Club and the FAU Alumni Association.
4 Dec 2017

Boca Raton Wildflower Park Progress Tracking

By | December 4th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|0 Comments

Publisher’s comment: A long time in the making but the ‘city within a park’ vision has actually begun.  This article reflects on-going progress made towards providing residents and visitors alike with an urban recreational setting along our waterfront in near proximity to Boca Raton’s downtown.  ‘It’s Open’ tracks that progress.  Sister articles in this BocaWatch [...]

20 Nov 2017

Boca Raton School Overcrowding: ‘NOT OUR PROBLEM, Contact the School Board’…Really Mayor?

By | November 20th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|4 Comments

Publisher’s comment: Last week BocaWatch reported on the comments made by School Board Chairman Chuck Shaw attributing school overcrowding directly to local government’s propensity for approval of development projects without requiring developers to make accommodations for the actual infrastructure impacts, especially those within our overcrowded schools. His remarks were right on…honest and refreshing. For decades [...]

30 Oct 2017

Boca Raton Wildflower Park Progress Tracking

By | October 30th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|7 Comments

This article presents some updated information regarding Wildflower Park progress. The tracker graphic included toward the end of this article has been updated accordingly. Past update articles are included for reference in Attachment 1. Following is a brief update discussion on each of the open phases. Passive Park Residents have been asking for Wildflower Park [...]

27 Jul 2017

Boca Raton Wildflower Park Progress Tracking

By | July 27th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|5 Comments

This article presents some updated information regarding Wildflower Park progress. The tracker graphic included toward the end of this article has been updated accordingly. Past update articles are included for reference in Attachment 1. Following is a brief update discussion on each of the open phases. Passive Park Residents have been asking for Wildflower Park [...]

26 Jun 2017

Wildflower Park Tracking Report: Progress at last!

By | June 26th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|7 Comments

Publisher’s Comment: Like the turtle and the hare, progress on the Wildflower will never be fast enough for the residents (hare) but could it be any slower than the pace set by the City (turtle)? I think not….As pointed out in this tracking update by Jim Wood, progress is now actually measurable and the end [...]

15 May 2017

Progress on the Wildflower site? What a Difference a Year Makes!!!

By | May 15th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|11 Comments

Public Hearing Notice:  Thursday, 5/18 at 6:30 P.M.   Zoning change for the Wildflower….Be there or be square!!! Last year at this time we, the residents, were executing the ordinance petition gathering process and fighting just about every power broker in town. Our goal was to gather at least 2,000 signatures by the May 30, 2016 [...]

24 Apr 2017

Boca Raton Wildflower Park Progress Tracking

By | April 24th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|0 Comments

This article presents some additional information regarding Wildflower Park that was revealed at the April 18, 2017 City Council Workshop Meeting. The tracker graphic included toward the end of this article has been updated accordingly. Past update articles are included for reference in Attachment 1. Following is a brief update discussion on each of the [...]

17 Apr 2017

Boca Raton Wildflower Park Progress Tracking

By | April 17th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|3 Comments

This is an update to tracking of progress to open Wildflower Park. See Tracker Chart below. There are two key phases to the park’s opening. One is a short term activity that opens the park as soon as possible for passive recreation and the other is a long term plan to upgrade the park to [...]

30 Mar 2017

March 14, 2017 Boca Raton Municipal Election Precinct Vote Analysis

By | March 30th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|3 Comments

This article provides an analysis of voting results to the precinct level from the March 14, 2017 Boca Raton Municipal Election. The information used in the analysis is provided in spreadsheet format by the Palm Beach Supervisor of Elections (PBCSOE) 1 for each of the three contests and is sorted by precinct number. With 37 [...]

27 Mar 2017

An Open Letter to the Florida Atlantic University Community

By | March 27th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|11 Comments

Next Month, at the yearly visioning session being conducted by the City of Boca Raton, we have an opportunity to start the process of making Boca Raton more FAU friendly. In my many years since being an FAU student and, now, as a member of the Alumni Association there has been little progress toward making [...]

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