City Commission Mission Statement:
The City Commission will provide sound public policy and lead the City toward our vision of a unified community with a viable downtown, quality neighborhoods, quality educational opportunities and an expanding, diversified local economy.
The City Commission is the principal legislative and government body of the City. The Mayor, elected every three years, presides over a board of four commission members who are elected to three-year alternating terms by the community at large.
City Commission meetings are held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. All Commission meetings are held at City Hall and begin at 6:00 p.m. You may view the City Commission's agendas, voting results, and minutes, which are maintained by the City Clerk's Office. Any person may address the Commission regarding agenda or non-agenda items at the appropriate time during the meeting. Workshops are held the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the first floor conference room.
Mayor Cary Glickstein
Cary Glickstein is a 4th generation native Floridian, the father of three and has resided in Delray Beach since 1989. Mr. Glickstein earned his B.A. degree from the University of Hawaii and his Law degree from the University of Miami School of Law.
Mr. Glickstein, a member of the Florida Bar since 1985, is the founder of Ironwood Properties. He previously served as Vice President and General Counsel of Falcor Industries, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of a pacific-rim hospitality, real estate and manufacturing conglomerate. Mr. Glickstein also practiced law at Finley, Kumble, Wagner, Manley, Myerson and Casey, an international law firm, where he specialized in land-use and corporate matters.
Jordana L. Jarjura was elected to the Commission in March 2014. Born in Connecticut, Vice Mayor Jarjura has lived in Palm Beach County for 27 years, 15 of which in Delray Beach. She is a proud International Baccalaureate graduate of Delray’s own Atlantic High School and currently resides in Delray’s lauded Downtown along with her husband, a third generation resident.
As a Commissioner, she also serves as the Chair of the South Central Regional Wastewater and Disposal Treatment Board, as a Board Member of the Palm Beach County MPO and on State Attorney Aronberg’s Sober Homes Task Force.
In the private sector, Commissioner Jarjura is the General Counsel for Gulf Building LLC. Gulf provides a full range of construction management services for commercial and government projects as well as custom residential estates.
Before joining Gulf, Commissioner Jarjura was in private practice focusing on procurement, government contracts, land use, and government regulation. Early in her career, she gained significant experience in historic preservation assisting with the representation of the Stranahan House at the local government level, through appellate review and in seeking Federal legislation for national designation.
Commissioner Jarjura earned a B.A. from the University of Florida, a certificate in French from the Collège International de Cannes, a Juris Doctor from Pepperdine University’s School of Law, and a MBA from the Graziadio School of Business and Management.
Deputy Vice-Mayor Mitch Katz
Mitch Katz was elected to the Delray Beach City Commission on March 10, 2015. He was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee and has lived in South Florida since 1977. A resident of Delray Beach for over a decade, he served as president of Bexley Park HOA for 8 years until elected to the Commission.
Commissioner Katz received his Bachelor's Degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix. He graduated from the Ken Blanchard College of Business at Grand Canyon University with a Master’s Degree in Leadership in 2013. He has worked in various admissions management positions in higher education and is dedicated to helping adults achieve their lifelong education goals. He is currently a manager of Education Programs at the Learning House Inc.
Commissioner Katz additionally serves the city by representing the Palm Beach League of Cities as a member of the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council. Mr. Katz also spends time volunteering in the community including serving as an Asst. Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 308 in Delray Beach.
Commissioner Shelly Petrolia
Shelly Petrolia, a Palm Beach County native and Delray resident for over 21 years, was elected to the Delray Beach City Commission on March 12, 2013. Her focus is on economic recovery, job creation, better schools and safer neighborhoods.
She has earned a double major in Finance and Risk Management/Insurance from FSU. Shelly continued her achievement after graduation, beginning her career at a large insurance company. Later she realized her true passion was real estate and especially enjoys preserving historic homes, currently restoring a home in the historic district of Delray Beach. She and her husband Tony currently have a successful real estate business now for over two decades, with over $400 million in sales.