Mayor

Biography


Boca Raton is a city with great history and tremendous opportunity for the future. The mix of beachfront and a vibrant downtown along with our diverse neighborhoods, universities, and businesses create a one-of-a-kind city with an engaged community.

This is what brought Susan Haynie to become the 43rd Mayor of the City of Boca Raton. Serving her fifth term on the Boca Raton City Council, Susan is working constantly to improve the overall quality of life in our community. She focuses on making the City government more responsive, efficient and accountable through innovation and technology.

Susan has been working with the City of Boca Raton since her early years. Her time and service has manifested into an extensive knowledge of the City budget, public safety concerns, growth management issues and has also helped her establish a strong relationship with residents to protect our neighborhoods.

She has worked hard to keep the City financially sound and able to support improved parks, infrastructure and enhance the quality of life in every neighborhood. She has made it a priority to keep taxes low, improve public safety, and protect Boca’s beaches.

Mayor Haynie’s strong public and community service record can been seen through her involvement with the Boca Raton Planning and Zoning Board, Federation of Boca Raton Homeowners Association, Coastal Ocean Task Force, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and as a former member of the Board of Directors of Boca Helping Hands.

Service History


Additionally, as a well-respected municipal leader, Susan’s service also includes:
  • Florida League of Cities, President
  • Florida Municipal Insurance Trust, Trustee
  • Florida Metropolitan Planning Organization Advisory Council, Chair
  • South East Florida Transportation Council, Chair
  • Palm Beach County League of Cities, Past President
  • Palm Beach Metropolitan Planning Organization, Chair
  • Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council, Gubernatorial Appointee
  • National League of Cities Presidential Task Force, Florida Representative
  • Florida Transportation Plan/Strategic Intermodal System Steering Committee, Vice Chair

Accomplishments


These roles have provided Susan with a wealth of experience and knowledge that have significantly benefited Boca Raton. Susan was recently named “Woman Transportation Leader of the Year” for South Florida by WTS. She believes transportation should not only move people around the City, but should also create opportunities for the places and people in between. She challenges the City to raise the bar in transportation, including bicycle and pedestrian safety.

Mayor Susan Haynie knows that as the City is growing, that the City government must grow and improve with it. She has worked to create an efficient one-stop permitting process and better online accessibility to City services. These  changes have been a continued success in her efforts to set the stage for how we build  tomorrow’s Boca Raton.

Education & Experience


Susan is a Florida Native and a 44-year resident of Boca Raton. She is a graduate of Lynn University and holds a certification in Traffic Engineering Studies from Georgia Institute of Technology and Northwestern University. Susan began her career as an Engineering Analyst in the City of Boca Raton. She is also a State licensed General Contractor and a Community Association Manager. Susan is married to Neil Haynie, they have five adult children and live in the Camino Gardens neighborhood.