About Katie

Katie Barr and her family moved to Boca Raton in 1970, she attended Palm Beach Community College and FAU. Katie is the Founder of HaitianArt.com, a Boca Raton company which began in 1989 as a small art studio. Works by Haiti’s artists soon became part of a revolving exhibit at City Hall as well as the Boca Raton Library and Community Center. The gallery later moved to Delray Beach and broadened its base to include works by Eastern Cuban artists and Florida Highwaymen. Today her focus is on art consulting and internet art sales. Katie is on the board of the A.C.T.I.O.N. Foundation, a non-profit organization whose goal is to foster harmony between the Caribbean community and the United States, and currently serves as the Vice President of the Riviera Civic Association.
25 Sep 2017

What Boca is Saying: Wayne Barton part 1 of 2

By | September 25th, 2017|Categories: Videos|0 Comments

On this episode of What Boca is Saying, Katie sits down to chat with Wayne Barton, retired Boca Raton police office and founder of the Wayne Barton Study Center. An advocate for community policing, Barton took a special interest in Pearl City - Boca Raton's oldest housing unit and currently one of the city's most [...]

31 Aug 2017

What Boca is Saying: Mark Simmons

By | August 31st, 2017|Categories: Videos|0 Comments

Boca Raton resident sets the bar for Community volunteering, and local CEO Mark Simmons finds listening to the hushed whispers of necessity more rewarding than the trumpet calls of self promotion.

24 Jul 2017

Obituary for Skip Sheffield 1947 ~ 2017

By | July 24th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|8 Comments

‘A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out’ - George Bernard Shaw Remembering Skip Sheffield 1947 ~ 2017 On Thursday evening local journalist Skip Sheffield passed peacefully in his sleep. To many Skip represented the face of old Boca and in every respect he represented the best of Boca. [...]

5 Jun 2017

What Boca is Saying: The Free Ride

By | June 5th, 2017|Categories: Videos|2 Comments

Traffic is always a major area of concern for the residents of Boca Raton. Alec Esposito is here to speak with Katie about a new option to relieve some of the gridlock. His company, The Free Ride, would make it possible for commuters to get around Boca Raton with no cost to them - watch [...]

18 May 2017

What Boca is Saying: Kirk Wolak

By | May 18th, 2017|Categories: Videos|9 Comments

On this episode of What Boca is Saying, Katie sits down with Kirk Wolak to discuss voter fraud and how it impacts us on the local level. Wolak, who is a mathematician and computer scientist, maintains a database of all of South Florida's registered voters - giving him insights into any fraud taking place.

8 May 2017

What Boca is Saying – Eric Gooden

By | May 8th, 2017|Categories: Videos|0 Comments

On this episode of What Boca is Saying, Katie sits down with Eric Gooden who was recently elected Chair of the Boca Raton Community Advisory Panel. Developed to keep residents informed on City Council happenings, members of the panel meet on the second Thursday of every month and submit the residents' concerns to the City [...]

4 May 2017

Ocean Breeze Golf Course Acquisition: An Advanced Look

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

"Smell the roses; you only get to play one round" - Ben Hogan At the May 2nd  Federation of Homeowners meeting, attendees were provided an advance look at the Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District’s Executive Director, Attorney Art Koski, report scheduled for a joint meeting of the District and the City Council scheduled for [...]

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