Lori was born in rural South Dakota, attended public schools, and worked at the local Dairy Queen throughout high school. She received her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and law degree from the University of Florida Law School. She began her legal career practicing primarily in land use and environmental law. In the early '90s, she left private practice to work for several real estate investment and management companies. In 1993, Lori became President of those entities which at the time had holdings from Massachusetts to Florida. In that capacity she gained significant experience in finance and construction management as she continued to use her expertise in real estate, contracts and negotiation.
In 2011, Lori was elected to Jacksonville City Council and was recently re-elected for her second term. She has served on every standing committee of the Council and two years as chair of the Land Use and Zoning Committee. In 2013, Lori received the Charles Webb Award for Outstanding Service to the Council, and in 2014 chaired the year-long review of Jacksonville’s Consolidated Government. Most recently she has chaired the Special Committee on the Capital Improvement Program which has conducted an in depth review of capital accounts and borrowing practices.
Lori was chosen Elected Official of the Year by Northeast Florida Realtors Association in 2013, and the Florida Elected Official of the Year for 2014 by the American Planning Association. Most recently, she was named the Financial News and Daily Record 2015 Lawyer of the Year at the Jacksonville Bar Association’s annual Law Day Luncheon.
A resident of San Marco since 1987, Lori became active in San Marco Preservation Society immediately upon moving to the neighborhood. Among her accomplishments are construction of the tennis complex at Southside Park, relocation of Preservation Hall to Fletcher Park, and construction of Balis Community Center. Lori was named an Eve Award finalist in 2004 for her work on the creation and adoption of the San Marco zoning overlay. Lori’s commitment to our City has reached well beyond her neighborhood. She has been active in Boy Scouts for over a decade, is a trained Red Cross shelter volunteer, and has served on the Board of the Jacksonville Historical Society and Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital, among others. Professionally, she is a member of Southside Businessmen’ Club, the Chamber of Commerce and the Jacksonville Bar Association. A member of Church of the Redeemer, Lori also serves on the advisory board for the Institute of Worship Studies.
She is married to Circuit Judge Tyrie W. Boyer and together they share a blended family of one son, (R. J. Nemeyer) three daughters, (Quinn Nemeyer Carlson, Kimberly Boyer Hellmuth, and Kelley Boyer Waldo) and four grandsons.
Lori may be reached at (904) 630-1382 or LBoyer@coj.net
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