Having lived in Broward County for over thirty years, Commissioner Lois Wexler has seen a lot of growth and with it a lot of change. Throughout her career she has been a champion of good public policies and procedures designed to strengthen government accountability. She realizes that with good processes, good government will happen. Her record reveals her dedication and leadership.
In November 2004, Lois Wexler was elected to the Board of Broward County Commissioners to represent the residents of District 5. District 5 includes Cooper City and the Town of Southwest Ranches, as well as portions of Davie, Pembroke Pines, Plantation, Sunrise and Weston. In 2007 she was elected by her peers to serve as Broward County Mayor. Her term in public service began in 1992, when she was elected to the School Board of Broward County where she served until 2004.
Providing for the needs of children and our elderly population is critical and one of the Commissioner’s priorities. In her tenure as a County Commissioner she has served on various committees, including the Children’s Services Board and Broward Aging Alliance. She organized an Elder Summit to assess the needs of elder residents in our community. She was also instrumental in organizing a Youth Anti-Violence Summit.
Public safety is a priority in every community. Commissioner Wexler co-chaired the E-911 Broward County Consolidated Communications Committee last year. Issues such as consolidation, system efficiency and financing had been in dispute for years. This committee finalized a report that moved forward the creation of a new consolidated 911 system which will serve all of Broward County.
Bringing together community partnerships, Commissioner Wexler was instrumental in launching a countywide public relations campaign which has become known as the “Look Bef