Broward County's Ryan White Part A Program Cited Nationally for Performance Measurement
The Broward County Ryan White Part A Program is the sole recipient of the 2012 Award for Performance Measurement announced by the National Quality Center, a nonprofit organization that provides leadership and technical support to grantees of the federally funded program, which provides HIV/AIDS services for low income persons and families. More...
Posted July 2012
Child Care Licensing and Enforcement Earns National Reaccreditation
Broward County Child Care Licensing and Enforcement received reaccreditation from the Council on Accreditation's national council following an intensive and comprehensive review of its business practices and organizational functions. Broward County remains the only regulatory licensing agency in the United States and Canada to receive this honor for delivering the very best quality of services. More...
Posted March 2012
Gay Pride Festival Honors County Employee
The Ninth Annual Stonewall Street Festival in Wilton Manors will celebrate Pride of Greater Fort Lauderdale this weekend, June 20-22, and has named Nicki E. Grossman, president of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitor's Bureau, the grand marshal of the parade, scheduled for 8 p.m. Saturday. The theme for this year's event is "Sizzling With Pride." The weekend's events are geared toward people of all backgrounds, not just members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. As the Grand Marshal, Grossman will receive keys to the city of Wilton Manors for her support of the local gay community.
According to Grossman, roughly one million gay visitors contributed more than $1 billion to the Greater Fort Lauderdale area's economy in 2007. A total of about 11 million visitors spend nearly $9 billion each year. June 2008
County Employee is One of Twelve Hispanic Women of Distinction
Celina Saucedo, Construction Management Administrator in the Public Works Department has been recognized as one of 12 Hispanic Women of Distinction by Bank of America and Latina Style Magazine, the nation's leading publication for Hispanic women. Saucedo, who first joined Broward County as Public Service Intern in 1990, has been in her current position since 2005. Saucedo has been involved in several community organizations with diverse interests, such as the Broward County Women's History Coalition, the Hollywood Beach Latin Festival, and the City of Hollywood's Hispanic Affairs Council. She has also served as a volunteer for the Make a Wish Foundation of Southern Florida, the Supervisor of Elections Office and has been a "citizen diplomat" with the Miami Council for International Visitors. In addition, she has been involved with Hispanic Unity of Florida and their efforts to help local residents pass the United States Citizenship Interview Test. May 2008
GFLCVB President Receives Two Diversity Awards
Nicki Grossman, President/CEO of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau (GFLCVB) was honored with two prestigious awards for her commitment to diversity. The Urban League of Broward County named Grossman a 2007 Diversity Champion for her support of travel and tourism initiatives highlighting the County's diversity and cultural heritage in ways that appeal to visitors from around the world. In addition, Grossman received the Multicultural Tourism Trailblazer Award from the National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators & Developers.
The GFLCVB publishes an annual Multicultural Visitors Guide listing the ethnic eateries, cultural heritage, shops, art and entertainment in Broward County.
Grossman has championed the GFLCVB's launch of a multi-tiered marketing program targeting organizations of color for meetings and reunions, which resulted in a 91% boom in multicultural business in 2004-2005, and additional 71% growth in 2005-2006. Multicultural professional groups and family reunions have significantly increased hotel occupancy, especially in the summer months. September 2007
Women's Power Caucus Honors Broward Employee
Pat West, Executive Director of the Broward County Charter Review Commission, was nominated an outstanding woman achiever in government by the Fifth Annual Women's Power Caucus, whose mission is to empower, inspire and connect positive and progressive women with powerful support networks. Awards recognize excellence in leadership in business, entrepreneurship, healthcare, technology and diversity. The Women's Power Caucus brings together established and emerging female leaders and provides first-hand examples of women acquiring and balancing power and influence. September 2007