Jeffrey Blydenburgh moved to Winter Park with his wife, Caroline, and their two children in 1997.

After taking a cruise on the Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour, the decision to relocate to this community was an easy one. He and his family were captivated by the unique charm of the city. Ever since, Jeffrey, a recently retired architect and planner, has worked to build a better Winter Park.

Jeffrey is running for City Commission to help preserve Winter Park’s character while improving the community for future generations. Drawing from his career experience and deep civic involvement, he will contribute essential knowledge, skills, and understanding to the decisions the city faces today.

Civic Work

  • Winter Park Rotary Club President, 2018–19, member since 2004
  • Mead Botanical Garden Board, 2004–present; Board President, 2014–15, 2010–2011, 2015–17, Executive Director, April 2011–April 2012
  • Jobs Partnership, Vice Chairman of the Board, coach, mentor
  • Winter Park Vision Plan, 2016, Vice Chairman
  • Historic Preservation Ordinance Task force, 2015
  • Windsong Homeowners Association, President 2007–14
  • Windsong Architectural Review Board, present
  • All Saints Church Love Wins Food Program, 2012 to present, founder
  • All Saints Church, Vestry 2009–12
  • Historic Preservation Commission, c. 2007–2010
  • Habitat for Humanity of Winter Park-Maitland, volunteer
  • Boy Scouts Assistant Troup Leader, Troup 62, 2000–2009

Education

Rhode Island School Design, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Environmental Design, 1970, Bachelor of Architecture, 1971; Washington University, St. Louis, MBA, 1996

Career

Designer, Research & Design Institute, Providence, Rhode Island, 1967–77; partner, Beckman Blydenburgh, Providence, Rhode Island, 1977–84; restoration architect, Los Angeles Redevelopment Agency, 1985–88; senior associate, Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum, St. Louis, 1988–92; associate director, Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum Studio E, St. Louis/Orlando, 1992–2000; Jeffrey Blydenburgh Architect, 2000–2018; retired, 2019.