Municipal Elections - On March 12, 2013, nine Broward County municipalities have elections for municipal officials. The municipalities voting are Coconut Creek, Deerfield Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Miramar, Oakland Park, Parkland, Plantation, Pompano Beach, and Sunrise. Oakland Park voters will also be voting on referenda questions. For more information regarding the municipal elections and the candidates running, please contact the City Clerk’s office of your city. For information on voter registration, ballots, and polling places, visit the Broward County Supervisor of Elections at browardsoe.org or phone 954-357-7050.
Guardian ad Litem Volunteer - The 17th Judicial Circuit Guardian ad Litem Program is in need of volunteers who want to make a difference in the lives of children who have been abused, neglected or abandoned. The volunteers are trained and appointed by the dependency court to advocate for the best interest of the children. Guardian ad Litem volunteers spend time communicating with the adults in a child’s life such as teachers, therapists, caregivers, and family members, but most importantly they spend time with the child. During the court proceedings, the volunteer provides the judge with vital information about the child, and provides an understanding of the child’s wishes. It takes an average of about 10 – 20 hours of your time per month to change a child’s life forever. Training and staff support is provided free of charge. If you have some time, and you are looking to make a difference in your community, please call Hal Tannenbaum at (954) 831-7590 to learn more about becoming a Guardian ad Litem Volunteer.
Water Conservation Event - “Preserve. Protect. Conserve" is the theme of the 11th Annual Broward Water Matters Day event to be celebrated on Saturday, March 9, at Tree Tops Park in Davie. Water Matters Day is Broward County's signature water conservation event where residents can learn about local and regional water resources, how water is managed and how Broward County is planning for future water needs.
Storm Spotting - The Broward County Emergency Management Division is sponsoring a SKYWARN Storm Spotters training class to be hosted by the City of Sunrise on Saturday, March 9, at the Public Safety Building, 10440 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise. The class is intended for those interested in becoming a Storm Spotter or current spotters who want to sharpen their skills.
Again, it is an honor to serve as your Broward County Commissioner. If I can ever assist you, then please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 954-357-7001.