Latina Cuban-American Awarded for Her Community Service

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Meet Yvette Drucker, Hispanic Woman of Distinction, Councilwoman, City of Boca Raton

“The role of Hispanic women has changed, as we continue to see more Latinas in elected positions, owning small businesses, sitting on boards and educating future generations.”

Yvette Drucker

Although she grew up in Miami, in 2004 when Yvette Drucker drove north to Palm Beach County, she knew that Boca Raton was the place she wanted to call home. It’s where she lives and works each day to make it a better community through her service.

After graduating from Florida International University with a degree in International Relations, Yvette first served in the corporate arena. For more than a decade, she worked for ADP TotalSource in Human Resources Management and Strategic Client Implementation.

In 2020 during the Covid pandemic, when a seat on the Boca Raton City Council was made vacant by the military deployment of one of its members, Yvette bested more than 30 other candidates to temporarily fill the seat. In the 2021 election, she was voted in to hold her place on the Council for the next term. A first generation Cuban-American, Yvette is the first Latina to serve on the Council.

Yvette is known for her community activism with more than 20 non-profit, civic and education programs. Her leadership is of lasting value for the Junior League of Boca Raton and their statewide projects such as holding the position of Statewide Public Affairs Chair for a coalition that represented 23 Junior League city chapters throughout Florida. She also has held leadership roles for the Boca Raton Historical Society, City of Boca Raton Education Task Force, Florida League of Cities, B’nai Torah Congregation, PTA presidency and board membership at several schools, Boca Raton Children’s Museum and other organizations that support Yvette’s focus on advocacy for children and families.

Yvette Drucker being sworn in

She is a frequent speaker at area universities, primary schools, middle schools, high schools and other educational institutions. She shares her experiences as a Latina in government and ways students and community members can become involved in sharing their culture and helping to make strives for themselves and their Hispanic neighbors.

Yvette’s efforts have been recognized with the Outstanding Service Award by the Junior League of Boca Raton, Florida League of Cities Home Rule Hero Award, the Safe Street Award and a Transportation Champion nomination by Palm Beach County. Her support by Boca Raton voters also shows that her dedication and hard work is appreciated by the City’s residents as well.

When she’s not serving her community, Yvette, her children, Selma and Elias, and their dog, JJ, enjoy heading out to the beach, dancing, reading, eating and dreaming of their next trip to Paris.

The annual celebration of Community, Culture and Charity honors Latinas in South Florida, past and present.

The 22nd annual Hispanic Women of Distinction Charity luncheon to be held on Friday, August 25th, 2023, at Signature Grand in Davie, Florida is anticipating another sell-out of up to 1000 guests paying tribute to Latina professionals who are strengthening the social fabric of this country and making inroads in the leadership pipeline for a growingly diverse America.

Founded in 2001 by the late Erwin M.Vasquez, M.D., a Venezuelan-born cardiologist, philanthropist and publisher of the pioneer Spanish newspaper, El Heraldo de Broward, the goal was to help to empower Latinas and to recognize the influence they have in the South Florida community.   These Latinas, both past and present, are not afraid to dream big, to carve their own paths, to be grateful for the opportunities they have received, and to pay it forward to those who will follow.

Related content:

The Hispanic Women of Distinction Reaches a Milestone Celebration of Community, Culture and Charity honoring Latinas in South Florida, Past and Present

The 19th Annual Hispanic Women of Distinction Charity Luncheon

The 2018 Hispanic Women of Distinction Honorees Named 

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