Coral Springs Commission: Steps Taken to Improve Emergency Response 5 Years After Parkland Shooting

Coral Springs City Commission

From the Coral Springs City Commission:

This month marks five years since the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

In the years since, we have turned our pain into action, taking substantial steps to improve our emergency response and to support community initiatives. We have upgraded our 911 dispatch system, purchased state-of-the-art public safety equipment, and supported the families in their mission for safer schools.

Now, we are proud to fully support the Parkland 17 Memorial Foundation, which was established to plan and build a public memorial to honor the 17 lives taken too soon. To learn more about the memorial or to make a contribution, visit 

An inter-faith memorial ceremony in honor of the victims will be held on Tuesday, February 14, both in-person at Pine Trails Park at 5:30 p.m. and live-streamed on The City of Parkland’s Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

Our 60th Anniversary commemoration continues with the Community Concert and Celebration on Saturday, February 11. Residents can enjoy food trucks, live music, dancing, lawn games, and more as we gather as a community to create lasting memories. More information can be found at

A little bit of New Orleans will make its way to Coral Springs! Mardi Gras Mambo will take place on Saturday, February 25, at 6 p.m. at the Panthers IceDen (3299 Sportsplex Drive.) This family-friendly event will feature free ice skating, party favors, music, and, of course, beads. A full list of this month’s events can be found at 

Coral Springs businesses that have excelled at contributing to the economic vitality of the city are invited to apply for the Business Excellence Awards. The deadline to apply is Monday, February 6. The application can be found at 

Finally, February is Black History Month. This time serves as a reminder that Black history is American history; Black culture is American culture, and Black stories are essential to the ongoing story of America. Follow along on social media as we highlight Black-owned businesses and influential Black figures in our community. 

This month’s Commission Meetings will take place on Wednesday, February 1, and Wednesday, February 15, at 6:30 p.m. As always, the public is invited to attend or view Commission meetings. The meetings are aired on CityTV, Blue Stream Channels 25, 25.7, and 725, and on AT&T U-Verse channel 99.

Meetings are also live-streamed at 

The Coral Springs Commission is Mayor Scott Brook, Vice Mayor Shawn Cerra,  and Commissioners Joy Carter, Nancy Metayer,  and Joshua Simmons.

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