Parkland Native & Chicago Cubs Baseman Anthony Rizzo to Hold Fourth Annual Walk-Off


Join Mlb All-star, Chicago Cubs First Baseman Anthony Rizzo  For His Fourth Annual Walk-off For Cancer Hosted By The Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation In Parkland, Florida On November 15, 2015 at 8:30am.

The event will consist of a 5K walk, entertainment and refreshments from local merchants, exciting raffle prizes and special guest appearances from local dignitaries and celebrities. Anthony will be in attendance during the entire event. This event is family friendly and is appropriate for all ages to attend.  Net proceeds from the event will benefit the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Family Reach and families battling cancer.
Pine Trails Park
10555 Trails End,
Parkland, FL 33076

Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization Invites Coconut Creek Residents to Virtual Meeting

The Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization welcomes you to browse our Improve SR 7 project page.  Information will be updated as the project progresses so check back often to find out the latest on the project.  Be sure to check out our Get Involved tab to find out more about our outreach activities.
Project Purpose

To enhance the transit passenger, bicycle, and pedestrian experience, identify congestion and safety improvements, develop short-term improvements that can be carried out immediately, identify longer-term improvements for project development, and meet the terms of environmental regulations.


  • Reduce Traffic Congestion
  • Reduce Crashes and Crash Severity
  • Increase Non-Single Occupancy Vehicle (Non-SOV) Mode Share
  • Improve Access to Transit
  • Improve Transit Performance
  • Promote Infill and Redevelopment


Upcoming e-Townhall Meeting

Please join us Thursday, November 12th from 7:00-8:00 PM for an e-townhall meeting to introduce the SR 7 multimodal improvements corridor study.  Panelists will include representatives from the Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization, Broward County Transit, and Florida Department of Transportation District 4.  The meeting will begin with an introduction to the project and then move into a question and answer phase where interested parties can ask questions of the panelists. 

Want to join us?

  • Call in toll-free and listen live at 855-312-2107
  • Stream online via a link to be provided here
  • Don’t have the ability to listen via the phone or website? Join us in person at the Plantation Gateway Development District offices to participate (307 South SR 7, Plantation, FL 33317).  If you will be joining us in person, it would be appreciated if you could let us know by emailing ( or calling (954-952-9055) us.  Thank you.

To be added to our contact list for the telephone townhall meeting, please provide your telephone number here.

This virtual meeting allows you to listen to community questions about this study. You are not obligated to speak during the call. You can simply listen to the meeting without asking a question. If you would like to ask a question, you can do so during the event or you can submit questions ahead of time by emailing them to Questions will be collected until 12:00 PM, Wednesday, November 11th.


Green Market closed for the summer

The Coral Springs Mega Green Market has closed for the remainder of the summer. The Parks and Recreation Department is currently working on bringing a new and improved green market this Fall, along with the grand opening of the ArtWalk. Please visit this Fall for more details on the re-opening of the Green Market.

Margate Commisioner Accepts Responsibility for Misappropriated Funds

According to city blog, Margate Commisioner Lessa Peerman states that she “takes reponsibility” for $500,000 appropriated to the Alzheimer Family Center between 2000-2014.  Regarding the status of of  the funds at the May Margate Commision meeting , Commisioner Peerman said:

“If you all need a scapegoat if you all need somebody responsible, I accept responsibility for this missing money so call the governor’s office on me because the buck is stopping here. We’re the commissioners. I’m accepting responsibility for the missing money. Gene [Margate City Attorney, Eugene Steinfeld] you and the city go ahead and get the money back through all the channels that you can, but as far as who is responsible I’m accepting the responsibility,”



Commissioner Carter named participant in 2015 Leaders of Excellence program

The Good Government Initiative at the University of Miami, founded by former Miami-Dade County Commissioner Katy Sorenson, announced Class V of the 2015 Leaders of Excellence program. Commissioner Joy Carter was one of those selected.

The program is designed to work with elected officials in South Florida to further develop the skills they need to be effective officeholders. The Leaders of Excellencecurriculum focuses on topics such as ethics, budget and finance, media relations, economic development, working with constituents, land use and more. Classes will begin at the end of August and go through mid-November and will be hosted in a variety of venues throughout the region.

“I am looking forward to expanding my knowledge base in order to better serve our residents’ needs,” Commissioner Carter said.

The 2015 class is comprised of 17 elected officials including two school board members and municipal officials from Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties.

“Our goal was to assemble a class that would add to our cohort of active, engaged leaders from South Florida who are eager to work with others and to develop knowledge and skills in governance. They represent the future of leadership in South Florida,” Sorenson said.

Former Miami-Dade Commissioner Katy Sorenson founded the Good Government Initiative (GGI) at the University of Miami in 2010. After 16 years of service as a County Commissioner representing District 8, Sorenson launched GGI which offers programs for elected officials, candidates, and citizens throughout the year. Sorenson created the Leaders of Excellence program for elected officials, and works to promote excellence and integrity in South Florida government.

Centennial Citizens Honored in Broward County

Broward County's Centennial Citizens are honored by Broward Commission.
Broward County’s Centennial Citizens are honored by Broward Commission.

Broward County’s Centennial Citizens received special recognition from Broward Commissioners as the county celebrates its 100th birthday.

Twenty-eight residents, all 100 years old or older attended a special reception and ceremony held in their honor at the Broward Governmental Center as part of the Broward 100-Celebrating the Art of the Community Centennial celebration.
The Centennial Citizens also received a proclamation, presented by Mayor Tim Ryan on behalf of the Commission recognizing Tuesday, June 9 as “Centennial Citizen Appreciation Day” in Broward County.

“Our Centennial Citizens have witnessed two world wars, a great depression, the first man on the moon and inventions such as radio, television, automobiles, airplanes, antibiotics and computers,” noted Mayor Ryan. “We greatly value their wisdom and experience and the contributions they have made to make Broward a better place to live.”

The residents live throughout Broward County and came from a variety of backgrounds and professions. Many had served in the Armed Forces, raised families and had careers such as firefighter, stockbroker, teacher, actress, insurance broker, legal secretary, salesman, nurse and one worked with magician Harry Houdini.

“Two of our treasured Centennial Citizens present today were born in 1910, before Broward County was even a County. Back then we were mostly everglades with a small railway, and just a few cities, Dania and Pompano. Fort Lauderdale wasn’t even born until 1911,” said Mayor Ryan. “It occurred to me that just in this room, and just with our Centennial Citizens, we have nearly 3,000 years of memories. That is truly remarkable.”

The Centennial Citizens honored yesterday included:

Lottie Albert born 1915
Rose Calvina born 1915
Reuben Bienstock born 1912
Ira Boris born 1915
Jack Boss born 1913
Marian Boyd born 1910
Blache Chak born 1912
Marie Del Pozzo born 1914
Samuel Goldstein born 1914
Margaret Harfield born 1910
Mary Silver born 1915
Israel Sweig born 1913
Albert Baron born 1913
Hyman Kudler born 1914
Murray Hirsch born 1915
Tom Snedeker born 1914
Lillian MacWhirter born 1912
Evelyn Ricciuti born 1912
Marie Collie born 1912
Catherine Cutrone born 1914
Kathryn Seber born 1913
Florence Clinton-Simpson born 1915
Luereen Flournoy born 1915
May Garcia born 1912
Pearl Hepler born 1914
Dorothy Singleton born 1912
Dorothy Whitehouse born 1914
Rosa Anderson-Dunlap born 1914

For more information on Broward County Centennial Citizens please visit