Welcome to 2022! There are many ways to start a happy and healthy new year. From mountain biking to pickle ball, kayaking and more, ‘tis the year to utilize Broward Parks to meet your health needs. Broward County is also here to help you achieve financial success whether you have the goal of starting a new business, creating better financial health, or learning a new skill, we have it all at Broward libraries near you! Visit Broward.org to learn more about opportunities at both parks and libraries to make yourself #BrowardStrong!
Port Everglades is increasing cruising options! In December I had the honor of welcoming the one and only Minnie Mouse to county hall as Disney Cruise Line announced new cruises year-round at our #PowerhousePort! These new offerings will supplement the already vast cruising opportunities out of Port Everglades and give you more choices to travel. Let’s cruise.
The Broward County Convention Center is growing, and the best conventions will be soon coming to town! Recently, I signed the official bond documents to fund the expansion of this huge economic driver for our community. Expansion means we can host bigger conventions, and more options for visitors. It will also generate a huge economic impact by supporting local tourism and creating many new permanent jobs right here in Broward. If you’re looking to join team Broward, check out Broward.org/Careers to see all the opportunities as they arise to work at the new convention center.
Do you hate sitting in traffic waiting for the light to change? Do you like communications that are lightning fast? Well, our Traffic Engineering team does, and they will be starting a new project to increase fiber optic cabling throughout the county. Better technology will help make sure traffic control systems are the best they can be, so you are not stuck. This project funded by MAP Broward (Transportation Surtax) and the Florida Department of Transportation is one of many upgrades we will continue to see as we enhance Broward County infrastructure in the coming years.
Want to see the stars? Every Saturday at Markham Park you can check out the Milky Way, zoom in on a planet, or figure out where Orion’s Belt is in the sky. Broward County’s Fox Observatory is open to the public and run by the Florida Amateur Astronomers Association. I look forward to joining everyone for one of these special evenings. For more information visit markhampark.com/the-fox-observatory.
In January we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I encourage you to not just take the day off but commit to a day of service with an organization in the community. We must all work together to improving the common good to fulfill MLK Jr’s dream every day.
The top priority in my office is that we stay connected with the residents of District 3 and Broward County. We are available by phone, email, and social media. Reach me at
MUdine@Broward.org or at my office at (954) 357-7003. Follow on social media @CommissionerMichaelUdine on Facebook and @MichaelUdine on Twitter or Instagram to receive important updates and see what is happening in our community. Let’s connect!