Recently named Legacy Magazine’s Public Official of the Year, and South Florida Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration 2017 Elected Official of the Year, Commissioner Holness’ political record is well documented in his many years of public service as a Lauderhill City Commissioner & Vice-Mayor (2007, 2010) plus his terms from November 2010 – present as a Broward County Commissioner for District 9. His district population is in excess of 200,000 constituents and covers over eight municipalities in Broward County.
Commissioner Dale Holness’ efforts include but are not limited to:
Holness supports capitalizing on Broward County’s geographic uniqueness as the “Gateway to the Americas” and maximizing our assets in Broward’s Port Everglades and the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. He is also a strong advocate for small, minority and women-owned businesses, as well as improving economic development opportunities for all. His focus will always remain on improving the economy, getting people back to work, increasing opportunities for home ownership and helping those who are going through hard times.
Commissioner Holness is also active in many local and international civic organizations including but not limited to: Chair of the Broward Black Elected Officials; Broward County Children’s Services Board; Haitian American Leadership Organization, Member; HIV Planning Council; Broward League of Cities; Lauderhill Regional Chamber, Founding Member; Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization; Caribbean Democratic Club; Broward Housing Council, Member; Broward Democratic Black Caucus; and is a NAACP Life Member.