PARKLAND, FL- Jordan Isrow will be running for Parkland City Commissioner Seat District 2 this fall. Isrow, a Boca Raton native, is an attorney that serves as general counsel for global cosmetics manufacturer Oxygen Development. Isrow and his wife, Jessica, are proud parents of two children, 3-year-old Parker, 5-month-old Maya, and also their French Bulldog, Bentley, and rescue cat, Loki.
Isrow attended Pine Crest School in Boca Raton before attending the University of Florida on a Bright Future scholarship. After graduating from UF with a B.S. in Advertising, Isrow attended the University of Miami, where he received his JD/MBA. He was tremendously active in graduate school, making the Dean's List while serving as President of the Entertainment and Sports Law Society, champion of the UM School of Law’s Negotiation Competition and recipient of a Dean’s Merit Scholarship Award.
Isrow has always been an active participant in public service, a characteristic that would be helpful in the Parkland City Commissioner role.
"I have always had an interest in public service and have been involved in various ways with a number of local, state and federal campaigns throughout my years," says Isrow. "Whether it was door-to-door canvassing, sitting on host committees for myriad campaign fundraising events, or representing a candidate defending against an attempt to disqualify him in a race, I am well versed in the nuances of the field and am confident that I have what it takes to succeed in the role."
After graduating from the University of Miami, Isrow then moved to New York City and worked as an Assistant Attorney General in the Social Justice Division of the office’s Litigation Bureau. While working in New York, he met his wife Jessica, who was from Parkland and in the midst of completing an internship in New York for her Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling. The couple eventually made the joint decision to move back to South Florida. Isrow then made a professional move into the private sector to practice complex business litigation.
Jordan Isrow currently works as general counsel and is responsible for leading the legal function of global cosmetics manufacturer Oxygen Development. He oversees all regulatory compliance and risk management initiatives, and also sits on the company’s Executive Committee, which is tasked with setting the objectives for the organization and devising strategy. Isrow believes this experience with Oxygen will translate well to the City Commissioner role.
"My position requires that I collaborate closely with Human Resources, Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS), Sales and Supply Chain Planning – all of which have provided me with a broad array of valuable lessons and experiences that will allow me to best serve the Commission by identifying issues and developing creative solutions to resolve them," says Isrow.
Isrow's heart to run for City Commissioner is driven by, ultimately, his heart for the Parkland community. In particular, he wants to make sure that Parkland is set up well for the future.
"The primary draw to me is the privilege, opportunity and the challenge to help craft and shape the future of the city for the benefit of all the wonderful families who live in Parkland – to ensure that we not only preserve all the hard work and progress by those who came before me, but also to leave it in even better condition for those who will come after me," Isrow shares. "Parkland is unrivaled in terms of its strong sense of community. In a world that can often feel very divided, and even scary at times, the people of this city have proven over and over again that no matter what comes our way, we will always support one another and rally together both in good times and in bad. This is so very rare these days and is truly what I believe makes Parkland one of the best places to live in the country."
The greatest challenge Isrow sees for the future of Parkland is managing its growth, so that the quality of life and community remain for all residents.
"The ongoing development of additional residential neighborhoods, and corresponding influx of new residents, pose a number of potential issues to our great city," Isrow states. "These include the overcrowding of our schools, insufficient capacity at our parks and fields, and traffic congestion, all of which jeopardize some of the top benefits that draw people to Parkland. Fortunately, this can all be mitigated with proper policy and planning."
Ultimately, Isrow hopes to see the quality of life in Parkland continue for years and generations to come. For him, the role of City Commissioner is about representing the people well and making Parkland stronger.
"I love the strong sense of community that exists in Parkland and welcome and encourage input from my fellow residents," summarizes Isrow. "I am a people person who loves to discuss ideas and look forward to learning more about the different perspectives on what people want, or don’t want for that matter, for our city."