By: County Commissioner Michael Udine
Summer is officially over, and we are heading into a fall season unlike any before.
Broward County has many services available for residents during these uncertain times. Utilize the virtual library or classes through Broward County Libraries, enjoy the outdoors at our Broward County Parks, or check out the online events hosted by Broward County’s Cultural Division. Resources are available today for you!
In September there are several important deadlines to keep in mind. The deadlines to complete the 2020 Census and register to vote in the general election are as follows:
- Census: September 30
- Register to Vote: October 5
Being counted in the Census is important to District 3, and your local community. Federal funding for hospitals, schools, infrastructure, and many other services are all determined by the Census. It is quick, safe, easy to fill out, and can be done by visiting Census.gov or calling 844-330-2020. Likewise, registering to vote is the only way you can participate fully in our democracy, and in the upcoming General Election in November. Check out BrowardSOE.org for more information. No matter who or what you support, everyone should have their voices heard on the issues important to you!
Do you have a small business in need of a CARES Act loan? The South Florida Regional Planning Council is administering over $5,000,000 dollars in Economic Development Administration CARES Act Recovery Assistance. Applicants can apply at www.CARESActRLF.org, and check out information as it comes available. Small businesses, Sole-Proprietors, and 501(c)(3) organizations located within Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade or Monroe County are eligible.
During September we recognize National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Mental health conditions can affect anyone and too often those who are struggling do not receive the support they need. If you or someone you know needs help, please reach out to Broward County’s suicide prevention helpline by dialing 211. Counselors are available 24 hours a day, and getting assistance is always confidential. During these trying times, #Let’sTalk and continue to break down the stigma surrounding mental health. It’s important to know you are supported by our community, and we are here for you no matter what.
Finally, I would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Labor Day. Additionally, for all who celebrate, I would like to wish you and yours a happy Rosh Hashanah and blessed Yom Kippur. While we may not be able to gather with family, friends, and our community like in previous years I hope that you have a special holiday.
Staying connected with the residents of District 3 is a top priority for me. I can be reached at:
- Via Email: MUdine@Broward.org
- Via Phone: (954) 357-7003
- On Facebook: @CommissionerMichaelUdine
- On Twitter and Instagram: @MichaelUdine
Broward County Commissioner Michael Udine represents Seat Three which covers Coral Springs, Parkland, Tamarac and North Lauderdale.
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