Former Commissioner Jay Alperin is a longtime Delray Beach resident and business owner who was appointed to the Delray Beach City Commission on August 9, 2011. Jay has received a B.S. degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Medical College of Virginia. He opened his dental practice in Delray Beach in 1973. Dr. Alperin was formerly on the City Commission from 1990-1996, and then served as Mayor from 1996-2000. He has continued to be actively involved in many civic organizations to include: Kiwanis International (36 years perfect attendance), Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce, Creative City Collaborative, Tourist Development Council, Old School Square, Friends of Sandoway House Museum and many more organizations in various capacities. Jay and Diane, his wife of 42 years, have two adult daughters and five grandsons.