Mayor Michael O'Rourke
Mayor O’Rourke has been a resident of Palm Beach County for about thirty-six year and a resident of Lake Park for eight years. He is the father of three boys who are graduates from Florida State University. Michael has been an attorney since receiving his Juris Doctorate from St. Thomas University School of Law in 1999 and becoming a member of the Florida Bar Association. He served as an assistant state attorney for five years and then opened his own law office in Palm Beach Gardens. He has an undergraduate degree in Human Resources from Palm Beach Atlantic University.
Mayor O’Rourke has served on many civic councils involved with youth services organizations including serving on the board of the Palm Beach Gardens Youth Athletic Association, and the Palm Beach County Juvenile Justice Board. He served as a Council Member of the Northern Palm Beach County Improvement District and shortly after moving to the Town of Lake Park was elected to the Town Commission where he has served for the past six years. As mayor, he serves on several Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce Committees including the Economic Development Committee, the Government Affairs Committee and the Environmental Committee. He also serves on the Utilities, Natural Resources and Public Works Committee for the Florida League of Cities. Mayor O’Rourke has served as Chairperson for the North County Regional Subcommittee to the Palm Beach County Housing Summit Steering Committee.
Mayor O’Rourke is the Chairperson of the Lake Park Diversity Council and is dedicated to the growth of the arts community in Lake Park while serving as a board member of Kelsey Cares a charitable organization dedicated to the advancement of local artists. Working within the local arts community and in the Lake Park Arts District, he has helped create a vision for Lake Park to develop a viable arts community in the Park Avenue Downtown District. He is also a published author and plays guitar and sings with Neverglades a rock band that produces original songs that can be heard on Spotify and iTunes.