A father, husband and small business owner, Ryan Boylston has the real world experience we need on the City Commission

The Floridian

  • I am a second generation Floridian, and have resided in Delray Beach for over 13 years.
  • My Father is a local police officer, and my Grandfather was a local fire chief.
  • My Mother has worked for JM Family Enterprises in South Florida for over 30 years.
  • I was the first in my family to graduate from college – University of Central Florida, 2005.

The Husband & Father

  • I have been married for 10 years to my beautiful wife, Cassidee, who teaches 2nd grade at our nearby public elementary school – Plumosa School of the Arts.
  • We have three awesome children. Preston (8yrs), Elliott (1.5yrs) and Madelyn (5m). Preston attends Plumosa Elementary and represents our city on the AC Delray soccer team.
  • Our weekends are filled with swimming, trips to the beach, sports, tree house building, and spending time in our community.

The Entrepreneur

  • I created my business, Woo Creative, in 2012 while working in a quiet room 215 at the Delray Beach Library. Today we are a ten person firm working on Atlantic Avenue. A few of the local brands we have helped craft are Old School Square, 100ft Christmas Tree, Delray Beach Open, Arts Garage, Pineapple Grove, and Atlantic Community High School.
  • Also in 2012, I Co-Founded the Delray Beach Newspaper. Then known as “The Pineapple.” Today, our media company, is a small six person operation that publishes both the Delray Newspaper and Boca Newspaper.
  • In 2016, in order to establish Delray Beach’s first collaborative co-working space, I dedicated 800 sq feet of our office. Nine Delray Beach startups utilize this space everyday to continue growing their business.
  • Recently, I have launched a consumer product called Incredibrella. This is a new take on the umbrella concept – and is exclusively available through Amazon Prime.

The Civic Leader

  • Pineapple Grove Arts District Board 2010-2015 – Served as Vice Chair
    • Introduced first golf cart parking space in Downtown Delray Beach
    • Developed “I am Pineapple Grove” banner campaign
  • Downtown Development Authority Board 2011-2017 – Served two terms. Final year as Chair (appointed by Commissioner Adam Frankel)
    • Spearheaded multi-year plan to reorganize budget to allocate marketing funds towards infrastructure.
    • Made motion to reorganize staff, which saved money and expanded the DDA team from 2 to 3 associates.
    • Lead website redevelopment committee for entire downtown
    • Championed downtown Safety Ambassador pilot program
    • Completed 2020 Strategic Plan
  • Plumosa School of the Arts Foundation Board 2014-Present – Serving second year as Chairman
    • Spearheaded strategic planning year
    • My firm Woo Creative donated complete rebranding including logo, uniform design, print materials and website.
  • Allstar Smiles Foundation Board Member 2017-Present
  • Education Board of Delray Beach 2017-present –  (appointed by Commissioner Mitch Katz)
    • Voted head of Education Master Plan Committee
  • Vision 2020 | Future with History Committee Member – 2012
    • One of twenty individuals to be selected to help craft a plan for Delray Beach’s future.

Fun Facts

  • Co-Hosts Delray Morning Live – a weekly 30 minute Facebook Live show all about Delray Beach.
  • Hosts 1Million Cups, Delray Beach – a monthly speaker series downtown that brings the “startup” community together.
  • First Delray Beach company (and first small business) to win South Florida Business Journal’s Coolest Office Award.
  • 2017 Stiletto Race Champion
  • Two time Delray Beach Bed Race Champion
  • Second only to the Mayor in dunk tank fundraising
  • This year will be the 4th Annual Screen on the Green community event and toy drive. An event Ryan founded and produces every year.
  • Donated uniform designs for Atlantic High School’s Football Team 5 years running. Inaugural design was nationally covered. “Local Florida high school out-Oregon’s Oregon with new uniform design.”

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