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BROWARD HOUSING COUNCIL
Council Members

BHC Member Feature

Beginning with the Spring newsletter, the Broward Housing Council will introduce its readers to two members.  The BHC membership represents a diversity of organizations, and each member’s unique contributions further the purpose of the BHC: to facilitate coordination between the County, Municipalities, the business community and not-for-profit groups to address housing issues including, but not limited to, affordable housing, workforce housing and homelessness.


​BHC
Member
Feature

W. Ajibola
Balogun

BHC Category:
Broward League
of Cities -
City Manager of a
City with Less
than 50,000
residents
​Occupation: City Manager, City of West Park
Current involvement with other organizations:
  • Broward County City Manager's Association
  • Florida City and County Management Association
  • International City Management Association
  • American Society of Civil Engineers

Why I'm involved with the BHC:
To work with the Council in addressing the preservation of housing stock through rehabilitation of existing affordable housing inventory; to explore and assist with establishing/ strengthening foreclosure prevention through counseling workshops, banking assistance, home-buyer education courses, HUD assistance and other initiatives; to address homelessness; and to explore and establish incentives for the development of affordable homes and rental housing using resources such as Opportunity Zones. 



​BHC
Member
Feature

Heather
Brinkworth

BHC Category:
School Board of
Broward County
​Occupation: Chair, School Board of Broward County
Current involvment with other organizations:
  • Board Member, United Way Commission on Behavioral Health and Drug Prevention
  • Board Member, Museum of Discovery and Science
  • Member, Broward Cultural Council

Why I'm involved with the BHC:
As a member of the School Board of Broward County I have the opportunity to serve as the School Board's appointee to the Broward Housing Council.  I am a lifelong resident of Broward County and I have great interest in ensuring our community addresses both the issue of homelessness and affordable housing. As an educator I have seen firsthand the effects of housing instability on children, and I want to ensure that I am part of the conversation.  My grandmother had a great passion for serving the homeless, as a tireless volunteer and charitable giver, and I like to think that in a small way I honor her legacy by serving.

Current Members

PositionCouncil MemberMember Category
Chair: Marcia Barry-SmithCommunity Representative​
Vice Chair: Vice Mayor Caryl HattanCommunity Representative​
Member: W. Ajibola BalogunBroward League of Cities: City Manager of a city with less than 50,000 residents​
Member:​ Heather BrinkworthBroward County School Board​
Member:​ Ann DeibertBroward County Housing Authority​
Member:​ Howard ElfmanThe Realtors® Association of Greater Fort Lauderdale​
Member:​ Frances EspositoChief Executive of a not-for-profit homeless organization​
​Member:
Hermes Garcia
​Banker
Member:

Vice Mayor Dale Holness

Member of the Broward County Commission​
Member: ​

Christopher Krzemien

Owner of a business that employs at least 50 employees​
Member:​ Barbara Mendez ​​​Builders Association of South Florida​
Member:​ Gino MoroFlorida Association of Mortgage Professionals, Broward Chapter​
Member:

Ralph Stone

County Administrator designee​
Member:

Teneshia Taylor

Owner of a business that employs fewer than 50 employees​
Member: Lisa VecchiChief Executive of a not-for-profit housing organization​
Member:

Councilmember Beverly Williams

Officer, Broward League of Cities
Member:
VacantBroward League of Cities: City Manager of a city with more than 50,000 residents​
Member:​Vacant​Florida Atlantic University Center for Urban Redevelopment and Education​
Member:VacantRecipient of Section 8 housing assistance or another housing program
Member Bylaws: Attendance Ordinance 2013-17 (PDF)