Mayor Udine's Monthly Message
February 2023

February is here and it is the best time of year in South Florida. This month will be a true showcase of our community as we play host to the NHL All Star Game and all the festivities. From the skills competition to the game itself, and many major events in between, this is an exciting opportunity to experience. The event is expected to bring millions of dollars of economic impact and thousands of visitors that will support our local tourism industry. Also highlighted will be the continuing investment by our hometown team, the Florida Panthers, in youth hockey and the many charitable causes they support.  Good luck to our very own all-star Matthew Tkachuk and welcome to South Florida!

Broward County has seen some major infrastructure wins over the past couple of months that will pay dividends for residents. The recently approved the Loxahatchee Road Improvement project agreement with FDOT and the Transportation Surtax is slated to begin. On the rails, Brightline has opened its new Boca Raton station which will serve District 3 residents and provide easier access to Miami and Fort Lauderdale for work or a night out. Finally, Port Everglades has started work on terminal upgrades for the arrival of Disney Cruise Line this fall. The upgrades promise to be magical and will be convenient for residents and visitors who would like to try the new offerings.  

Great outdoor activities are happening this month at Broward County Parks. Several park locations will be hosting 5K walk/runs throughout the month to participate in for various charities.  The nature tots’ program will be hosted on the first Tuesday of the month, or you could join the guided Saturday stroll and learn through one of our many natural areas. My personal favorite is the evening star gazing with the high-powered telescopes led by local experts. Whatever you like to do, Broward Parks has many free and affordable options to participate, get outside, and learn. For details visit Broward.org/parks

Our community continues on the road to healing. A road that will never end. We will never forget the tragedy and those that were lost February 14th, 2018, at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.  If you or someone you know is in need during these weeks, please reach out to the 211 helpline for support, or one of the many local resources available like Eagles Haven that provide resources and support on a daily basis. Remember you are not alone, and our community stands with you today and every day.

The top priority in my office is that we stay in contact 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. On social media you can find me at Facebook/CommissionerMichaelUdine and @MichaelUdine on Twitter or Instagram to receive important updates and see what is happening in our community. Let's connect!​​​