An Elected Mayor: Is This the Right Move for Broward County?

10/03/13

Broward County’s current system of government provides for 9 commissioners, all elected by district. Each year, the Commission appoints a Mayor, who serves a  1 year term. A countywide elected mayor would be selected by all Broward County voters and would serve a term longer than one yea

Do you think our current government system represents all voters evenly, and can each commissioner view matters with an unbiased viewpoint? Or would the addition of a countywide elected mayor provide more broad-based leadership on issues that affect the entire county?

PANELISTS:

Carlton B. Moore served as a Commissioner for the City of Fort Lauderdale for more than 19 years. He is Vice President of Consulting Services, McKinley Financial Services, Inc. and involved in numerous community organizations.

George A. Morgan, Jr., founder and Chairman, Morgan Property Group. He serves as a governor appointee to the Board of Directors of the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority and is past Chairman of the Broward Workshop.

Irving Rosenbaum, D.P.A., Ed.D., Professor at Nova Southeastern University. He was City Manager of the City of Hollywood for 25 years, Town Administrator of Davie and Assistant to the Mayor in Lauderhill. He is an organizer and director of Regent Bank.

MODERATOR:

Charles S. Caulkins, Regional Partner, Fisher & Phillips, LLP, representing employers nationally in labor and employment matters. He is Chairman of the Broward Workshop.

SPONSOR: Covenant House Florida