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Ariadna Musarra Named Director for Construction Management Division

Ariadna Musarra
Ariadna Musarra

Ariadna Musarra has been promoted to Construction Management Division Director/County Architect. Musarra has been with Broward County for 12 years and previously served as acting director.

A registered architect and a LEED Accredited Professional, Musarra has been instrumental in developing and acquiring approvals for major projects including the Broward Addiction Recovery Center/Nancy J. Cotternam Center, the new Animal Care and Adoption facility and renovation of the Broward County Judicial Center Midrise Building.

As a project manager, Musarra was responsible for the new Edgar P. Mills Multi-Purpose Center and Environmental Monitoring Laboratory, both LEED-Silver certified. She was part of the original Parks Bond team, and developed the first Design-Build Standards used by the Parks and Recreation Division and the Construction Management Division.

A native of Venezuela, Musarra has lived in the United States since 1981. She earned her bachelor’s degree in architecture from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1987.


Libraries Names Associate Director for Public Services

Laura Connors
Laura Connors
Laura Connors is the new associate director for public services for Broward County Libraries Division. She has worked for Broward County Libraries for more than 22 years, most recently as the assistant regional library manager for Northwest Regional Library and Southwest Regional Library. Connors earned a bachelor's degree in history as well as a master's degree in library science from the University of Missouri. She started her career with Broward County Libraries Division in 1991 as a part-time librarian. After several years, she began working full-time at Main Library where she became the first adult reference service trainer for Broward County Libraries Division. She has served as a branch library manager at both Deerfield Beach Percy White and West Atlantic branch libraries.

County Auditor’s Office Promotes One, Hires One

Yan Jiang (Jenny)
Yan Jiang
Brenda Smith
Brenda Smith-Allen
Yan Jiang (Jenny) has been promoted to audit supervisor and Brenda E. Smith-Allen has been welcomed as the new administrative assistant, both in the Office of the County Auditor. Jiang joined the team in July 2007 as a staff auditor and was named senior auditor in 2010. She received a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Tianjin Institute of Urban Construction (China) and obtained a master’s degree in accounting from Nova Southeastern University. Jiang is a certified public accountant (Delaware) and a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors. Smith-Allen worked as the senior division administrative assistant for the Office of Management and Budget prior to joining the Auditor’s office. An aspiring writer, Smith-Allen will celebrate 25 years of service to Broward County this month. A native of New York, she has a bachelor’s degree in information technology from the University of Phoenix.

Jasmine Jones
Jasmine Jones
Jasmine Jones, community relations and outreach manager with the Office of Economic and Small Business Development, has been nominated for the Advocate of the Year Award presented by the Southern Florida Minority Supplier Development Council (SFMSDC). Jones was nominated by Office Express Supplies. Winners of the awards will be announced at SFMSDC’s 38th Annual Awards Gala to be held September 27.


Ida Montgomery
Ida Montgomery, seated center in back row, and her teammates.
Congratulations to Ida Montgomery, recreation coordinator at Franklin Park who is a member of the Broward Heat senior basketball team that represented Florida in the Senior Olympic Games in Cleveland, Ohio, from July 20 to 28. Of the 19 teams that participated in the 50-54 age division at the games, the Broward Heat placed third overall and received a Bronze medal for their efforts.


Annette Payne
Annette Payne, far right, and her teammates
Annette Payne, billing controller for Port Everglades, was selected for the United States Netball Team and represented the United States in the Caribbean National Tournament in Trinidad and Tobago this past summer. Netball is played by 20 million registered players around the world, with the U.S. currently ranked 17th out of teams from more than 80 countries. Payne and her team will take on the New York Canas in the first domestic tri-series in the U.S. on September 6 at 7:30 p.m., and September 7 at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., at the Coral Springs Gymnasium. Tickets are $10 per match or $25 for all three games. More...


Christopher Robinson
Christopher Robinson
Donnetta Robinson, Libraries, is the proud parent of a second college graduate. Her son, Christopher, graduated from Florida A & M University with a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice.


Mike Attisano
Mike Attisano
The Purchasing Division held a Celebration of Life memorial in honor of Mike Attisano, 58, a purchasing agent for the past five years, on August 2. Attisano began his procurement career as the director of general services for New York City and after assisting with the 9-11 cleanup, he moved to Florida in 2003. He will be remembered for has vast procurement expertise, providing honest feedback and for his enthusiasm in representing Broward County.


Dolores Paulucci
Dolores Paulucci
Dolores Paulucci, longtime employee of the Broward County Call Center, died July 25, after a lengthy illness. She was born in 1936 in Brooklyn, N.Y. She married Rudolph Famiglietti in 1956 and they had two children. Dolores was widowed in 1972 and married Arthur Paulucci in 1985. A memorial service was held in Bronx, N.Y., on August 3. Her family said, “…she treasured all the friendships she made during her time with Broward County.”