Broward is a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador

WRN logoThe County’s Emergency Management Division has been named one of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Weather-Ready Nation (WRN) Ambassadors. The initiative is an effort to formally recognize NOAA partners who are improving the nation’s readiness against extreme weather, water, and climate events. As a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador, Broward County’s Division of Emergency Management is committed to working with NOAA, the National Weather Service (NWS) and other Ambassadors to strengthen national resilience against extreme weather. “Our participation as an Ambassador also supports our ongoing NWS designation as a Storm Ready Community,” said Miguel Ascarrunz, Interim Director of Broward’s Emergency Management Division. More...   

Posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2014


Kent George Receives FAA Air Carrier Airport Manager of the Year Award
Kent GeorgeThe Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Southern Region recognized Kent George, Director of Aviation, Broward County Aviation Department, as its Air Carrier Airport Manager of the Year for 2013. George was recognized at the 45th Annual Florida Airports Council Conference & Exposition in Jacksonville, Florida, on Tuesday, August 5. More...   

Posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 

Commissioner Lois Wexler Named Chair of the Broward Behavioral Health Coalition

Broward County Commissioner Lois Wexler has been named chair of the Broward Behavioral Health Coalition during the Coalition's meeting June 19. Broward Behavioral Health Coalition, Inc. was created in 2011 and was selected by the Florida Department of Children and Families as Broward County’s managing entity for mental health and substance abuse services. More...   

Posted: Thursday, June 26, 2014


Broward County Recognized by Southeast Florida Clean Cities Coalition

Recognized by Southeast Florida Clean Cities Coalition Broward County was recently recognized by the Southeast Florida Clean Cities Coalition as one of five organizations that has made outstanding contributions in support of the Coalition's goal of reducing dependence on imported oil and improving the environment by creating a sustainable fuel market. More...   

Posted: Thursday, June 5, 2014

Animal Care Wins 2014 Gold Communicator Award

Award winners Animal Care and Adoption Division, in partnership with BECON-TV (Broward Education Communication Network), has won a 2014 Gold Communicator Award of Excellence from the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA) for its Take Paws television series. The program won in the “Video” category for its focus on social responsibility. More...   

Posted: Tuesday, May 27, 2014


Broward County Recognizes Student Winners of "Take 5 to Stay Alive" Video Public Service Announcement Contest

Take 5 contest winnersBroward County, in partnership with Broward County Schools, BECON-TV and other local partners, recently recognized student winners of the “Take 5 to Stay Alive. Don't Text and Drive” video public service announcement competition. First place went to Halle Kilman of Cooper City High School. More...   

Posted: Thursday, May 15, 2014

Broward County Commissioners Dale V.C. Holness and Lois Wexler Receive "Answering The Call" Award

Commissioner Dale V.C. Holness and Commissioner Lois Wexler with awardsCommissioner Dale V.C. Holness and Commissioner Lois Wexler were this year's honorees at the 8th Annual Broward County Fair Housing Symposium held on Friday, April 5. More...   

Posted: Monday, May 12, 2014



Lifeguards at Three County Parks Win International Safety Awards 

Child on WaterSlide The lifeguard staff at three Broward County Parks won 2013 International Aquatic Safety Awards from Ellis & Associates International Aquatic Safety & Risk Management Consultants. The lifeguards at Castaway Island, the water park at T.Y. (Topeekeegee Yugnee) Park and at Tropical Splash, the water park at Central Broward Regional Park & Stadium, won the Silver Award. The lifeguard staff at Splash Adventure, the water park at Quiet Waters Park, won the Gold Award. More...   

Posted: Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Broward County Receives Award for Climate Change

Bird on the river bankEnvironmental Protection and Growth Management Department received a National Planning Excellence Award from the American Planning Association (APA) for its efforts to address climate change today. More...  

Posted: Tuesday, April 29, 2014


Broward County Medical Examiner's Office Awarded National Accreditation

women looking through microscope The District 17 Medical Examiner's Office, part of the Broward County Office of Medical Examiner and Trauma Services, has been awarded provisional accreditation by the National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME). More...  


Posted: Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Broward County Wins Smart Growth Partnership Award

Broward County was recognized at the March 18 County Commission meeting with a Smart Growth Excellence Award from the Smart Growth Partnership for the Climate Change Element added to the County’s Comprehensive Plan in 2013. The award honors public- and private-sector entities that have successfully used smart growth principles to improve communities environmentally, socially and economically. More...  

Posted: Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Broward County First in the Nation as Certified 4-STAR Community Rating

Broward County Sun Broward County is the first county government in the United States to achieve a four-star certification under the Sustainability Tools For Assessing & Rating (STAR) Communities, recognized for "national excellence" in community sustainability. More...  

Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2014


Broward County Employee to be Recognized at "Women of Distinction" Breakfast by Lauderhill Chamber of Commerce

Jasmine Maignan JonesJasmine Maignan Jones, community relations and outreach manager with the Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development, is among 11 women who will be recognized at the Lauderhill Regional Chamber of Commerce First Women of Distinction Breakfast. More...  

Posted: Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Broward County Earns its Third Triple A Bond Rating

MoneyBroward County was awarded its third triple-A rating when Standard & Poor's raised the County's general obligation bonds to AAA from AA+ based on the County's strong economy and "very strong" budget profile. More...  

Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2013



Broward County Earns Gold Award for Workplace Learning

Gold AwardBroward County Human Resources’ Learning and Organizational Development earned a Gold award for the yearlong Leadership Roundtable Program, which involved 25 County leaders from various agencies who focused on customized, self-directed leadership events. More...  

Posted: Tuesday, December 17, 2013


Broward Water Partnership Earns Statewide Honor

Girl drinking waterThe Florida Section of the America Water Works Association (FSAWWA) named the Broward Water Partnership "Best in Class" for its significant water conservation efforts. More...  


Posted: Wednesday, December 11, 2013


Deputy Chief Medical Examiner Honored for Organ Transplant Work 

Dr. Darin TrelkaDr. Darin Trelka, deputy chief medical examiner with the Office of Broward County Medical Examiner and Trauma Services, was honored as the Medical Examiner Donation Champion of the Year by the Life Alliance Organ Recovery Agency for his support and promotion of organ, eye and tissue donation and transplantation. More...  


Posted: Monday, November 18, 2013

Broward County Acknowledged for Excellence in Financial Reporting

The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to Broward County by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for its comprehensive annual financial report. More...  

Posted: Wednesday, November 13, 2013

BCT Recognized as Outstanding Public Transportation System of the Year

Brian Teeple, Glenn Amoruso and Allison MegrathBroward County Transit (BCT) was recognized by the Florida Public Transportation Association as the 2013 Outstanding Public Transportation System of the Year. The award honors a FPTA public transportation system, which has demonstrated achievement in efficiency and effectiveness based on quantitative and qualitative transit industry measures. More...

Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2013

GFLCVB Named "Tourist Office of the Year" by Southeast Tourism Society

TouristsThe Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau (GFLCVB) was named the 2013 Tourism Office of the Year at the Southeast Tourism Society's Fall Forum today in Jacksonville, Florida. The award represents the GFLCVB 's many accomplishments in effective tourism marketing in 2013, a year of record-breaking visits of 13 million. More...  

Posted: Tuesday, November 5, 2013

FLL and Greater Fort Lauderdale Win World Destination Marketing Award

Airlines from around the world voted and selected Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau (GFLCVB) for excellence in destination marketing at the 2013 World Routes Forum. The GFLCVB promotes the Greater Fort Lauderdale area as a premier year-round leisure and meeting destination. FLL presently ranks 21st in the U.S. in terms of total passenger traffic and offers non-stop service to more than 60 U.S. cities and international service to Canada, the Bahamas, the Caribbean, Mexico, Latin American, and Europe. More...  

Posted: Thursday, October 29, 2013

GFLCVB Marketing Campaigns Win Big at Governor’s Conference on Tourism

Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau (GFLCVB) won 12 medals at the Governor's Conference on Tourism. The GFLCVB received eight gold Flagler Awards from VISIT FLORIDA: BEST OF SHOW for Hello Sunny Campaign; and seven GOLD Flagler Awards for Tourism Advocacy (Hello Sunny Marketing Plan luncheon, marketing plan book and kick off of Hello Sunny brand); Creativity in Public Relations (Goodbye Chilly, Hello Sunny events in NY Rockefeller Center); Television Advertising (30-second Hello Sunny TV spots); Niche Marketing (Hello Sunny Campaign, integration into mainstream, LGBT print ads, TV spot, website, mild to wild, Vacation Playbook inclusion); Resource/Promotional Material/ Consumer (Hello Sunny Vacation Playbook); Promotional Material/Trade (Greater Fort Lauderdale Office of Film & Entertainment Sizzle Reel) Mobile Marketing (Fork Lauderdale Dining App) The CVB also won four SILVER Awards for Out-of-home (London Taxi Wrap); Print Advertising (Hello Sunny/Meet Sunny print ads); Internet Advertising (Hello Sunny App-like Ad for NY Times and TripAdvisor); and Mixed Media Campaign (Hello Sunny print and TV and outdoor).

Posted: Thursday, October 29, 2013

GFLCVB Wins Three NACTA Annual Awards

Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau (GFLCVB) was honored with three from the National Association of Career Travel Agent (NACTA) Annual Awards including NACTA Supplier of the Year, NACTA Destination of the Year, and NACTA Supplier Liaison of the Year for the GFLCVB’s Josh Winston.

Posted: Thursday, October 29, 2013

Broward County Named Bicycle Friendly Community

Business man on bikeThe league of American Bicyclists has name Broward County a Bicycle Friendly Community. The Bronze award recognizes Broward County's commitment to improving conditions for bicycling through investment in bicycling promotion, education programs, infrastructure and pro-bicycling policies. The League of American Bicyclists promotes bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation and works through advocacy and education for a bicycle-friendly America. There are now 291 Bicycle Friendly Communities in 48 states across the country. More…

Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Port Everglades Wins Awards for Cruise Guide and Social Media

Port Everglades received two Awards of Excellence in Communications from the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA). The awards were for the Port Everglades Cruise Guide and for a social media campaign publicizing the Port’s expansion program and its economic benefits. Port Everglades also received an Award of Distinction for its Annual Commerce Report. More…

Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Emergency Management Division Assistant Director Graduates from FEMA's National Emergency Management Academy

Timothy Manning, FEMA deputy administrator, left, with Miguel AscarrunzMiguel Ascarrunz, assistant director of Broward County's Emergency Management Division, recently graduated from the National Emergency Management Executive Academy sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in Emmitsburg, Md. More...

Posted: Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Port Everglades Recognized Internationally as "Cruise Port of the Year"

Christine Duffy, Steven Cernak and Mary BondModernizing its cruise terminals to be more operationally efficient and customer-friendly has earned Broward County’s Port Everglades the title of “Port of the Year” by Seatrade Insider, one of the world's foremost cruise industry trade publications. More...

Photo Caption: (l-r) Christine Duffy, Cruise Line International Association; Steven Cernak, Port Everglades CEO & Port Director; Mary Bond, Seatrade Insider.

Posted: Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Greater Fort Lauderdale Sweeps the Competition at the 14th Annual Flagler Awards During Florida Governor's Conference on Tourism

Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau employees "Hello Sunny" Campaign Awarded Best of Show“

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau received eight Flagler Awards, including Best of Show, as part of the 46th Annual Florida Governor’s Conference on Tourism. Taking center stage at the Flagler Awards was the introduction of the destination’s new “Hello Sunny” international marketing campaign, receiving Best of Show and five Henry awards including Creativity in Public Relations, Tourism Advocacy, Niche Marketing, Resource/ Promotional Material, and Television Advertising. More...

Posted: Tuesday, September 23, 2013

Broward Climate Change Element Wins APA Florida 2013 Award

Brian Teeple, Glenn Amoruso and Allison MegrathBroward County's Environmental Protection and Growth Management Department received an Award of Merit from the Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA) in the Comprehensive Plan (large) category. Among the first dedicated comprehensive plans to focus on climate change in the country, the Climate Change Element provides a planning foundation for Broward County to move forward to address its own challenges while creating a template for local municipalities and the region to use to advance their climate planning. More...

Photo Caption: Glenn Amoruso, center, principal planner with the Broward County Planning and Redevelopment Division, with Brian Teeple, president, APA Florida, and Allison Megrath, chair, 2013 APA Florida Project Awards.

Posted: Tuesday, September 17, 2013