Arlene R. Schwartz

Arlene R SchwartzArlene R. Schwartz

Mayor

Commissioner Schwartz is a familiar face on the dais. A native of New York and a 34-year resident of the City of Margate, Commissioner Schwartz was first elected to the Margate City Commission in 1991. She has had the unique privilege of serving the residents as a City Commissioner from 1991-1994 and 1997-2004. From 1999 to 2001, she was elected by her fellow commissioners to serve as the City's first female mayor.

Commissioner Schwartz dedicated her career to public and community service, first as a Broward County Public School teacher and then as an administrator working with underserved minority populations. Over the years, she has served in various capacities on numerous associations, boards and committees including: 

  • The Florida Assistant Principals' Association (board member)
  • Broward League of Cities
  • National League of Cities
  • The American Cancer Society Board of Directors.

Her professional affiliations include the Florida Association of School Administrators, Who's Who of American Women, Who's Who in American Education, the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the City College of New York, a Master of Arts in American History from the State University of New York at Binghamton and an Education Specialist in Administration and Supervision (Ed.S) from Florida Atlantic University. She has one son who lives in Tennessee.