Chip LaMarca bio

Broward County Commissioner Chip LaMarca


Chip LaMarca is a lifelong resident of Broward County. He is married to his wife Eileen of 23 years and they reside in Lighthouse Point with their two rescue dogs.


Chip attended Broward College, Florida Atlantic University and Boston University, before returning home to follow in his late father’s footsteps by working to bring jobs to Broward through the construction industry. Chip started LaMarca Construction in 2006.


Chip became active in public service in 2002, serving on many City of Lighthouse Point advisory boards. He was elected to the Lighthouse Point City Commission in 2005 and was reelected without opposition in 2008. Chip is proud to serve the people of District 4 as a Broward County Commissioner since 2010. Chip has worked hard to improve Broward’s economy through job creation in his position on the Board of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance and the 6 Pillars Project where he serves as co-chair of the Steering Committee.


Commissioner LaMarca is a dedicated member of the National Association of Counties where he has served for many years as the Vice-Chair of the Large Urban County Caucus, and serves currently as the Chair of the Finance, Pension and Intergovernmental Affairs Steering Committee and the Florida Association of Counties where he serves as the Chair of the Finance, Tax and Administration committee. He is an alumnus and an active member of Leadership Florida. Recently, Chip completed seven years of service on the Florida State Fair Authority, an appointment he received by Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam.  In 2016, he was appointed by CFO Jeff Atwater to the Board of Directors of the Florida Healthy Kids Corporation.


Locally, Chip is honored to support our first responders by serving on the Broward County Fire Rescue Council and the Broward Regional Emergency Medical Services Council that  spearheaded a public awareness campaign called “Take 5 to Stay Alive” that advocates against texting and driving. He currently serves on the Board of Directors and the Strategic Planning Committee for the Riverwalk Trust and on the Board of Directors of the Museum of Discovery and Science. He serves as co-chair of the Village Square program with Broward College. Most recently, by appointment from his colleagues, he serves on the Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization, Broward Cultural Council and he serves as the Chair of the Broward Tourist Development Council.


Since his election as County Commissioner, he has worked diligently to enhance and renourish our beaches and serves as the County Commission’s Beach Renourishment Liaison. He has spoken extensively on community and coastal resilience, as well as preparing for Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flooding issues.


Chip strives to make Broward County the best place to live, work, visit and raise a family.


revised 3/12/18