From the Coral Springs City Commission:
The year 2020 is almost over – and what a challenging year it has been! The COVID-19 pandemic changed the way we live, work, and attend school. It caused many of us to restructure our traditional office work environments, created a greater dependency on digital platforms, and altered how we do even the easiest of activities, like shop for groceries. Perhaps most importantly, it taught us to value, appreciate, and be grateful for the simple things in life – our health and our family.
November is a month of gratitude, and as your elected officials, we are tremendously thankful to serve the residents of the City of Coral Springs. Our residents have demonstrated that in difficult times, we are capable of uniting and raising each other up. Our residents have been resilient, understanding, and supportive, and this Thanksgiving, we are beyond grateful to serve you each and every day. While this year has been challenging, let us be grateful. And as we approach the holiday season, be mindful of the importance of our health, safety, and wellbeing.
Another change on the horizon will be a result of our upcoming elections. It will not only shape our nation but also our City Commission. On November 3, 2020, citizens across the country will vote in the General Election and for Coral Springs Commission Seat 3 and Seat 5. We encourage all residents to exercise their right to vote and remind them to refer to their voter registration for polling locations, which can be found by visiting browardsoe.org.
In honor of our military heroes, their sacrifices, and service, on November 11, we will host a virtual Veterans Day commemoration along with the launch of a new Veterans Recognition program. Each month, during a City Commission meeting, City Officials will recognize a resident who served in our nation’s armed forces. We encourage our residents and business leaders to submit a Coral Springs Veteran for recognition by filling out the form located on our website. For more information on the program, please call 954-344-1004. For more information on our virtual Veterans Day commemoration, please visit our website coralsprings.org/events.
The Coral Springs Police Department, in partnership with SafeGuard Document Destruction, will host a free touchless Shred-a-thon event for city residents at the Sportsplex (2575 Sportsplex Drive) on November 14 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be rescheduled for a later date. For more information, call 954-344-1833 or visit coralsprings.org/events.
The Coral Springs Museum of Art features the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit “100 Faces of War,” an exhibit that presents the stories of those who served the U.S. in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. On Mondays through Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., those interested in visiting the exhibit can reserve 90-minute sessions, with free admission for groups of no more than six combined adults and children. The museum is taking health and safety precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Reservations are required and can be found at coralspringsmuseum.org.
You can stay informed and up to date by visiting www.coralsprings.org, following our city social media accounts, and text message, by texting the keyword CORALSPRINGS to 888-777.
Our November Commission Meetings will take place virtually on Wednesday, the 4th at 6:30 p.m., and Wednesday, the 18th at 6:30 p.m.; residents are invited to watch and offer public comment by calling 954-344- 5900. Meetings are aired on CityTV, Blue Stream Channels 25, 25.2, 725, and AT&T U-Verse channel 99. Meetings are also live-streamed at coralsprings.org/citytv.
As always, if you would like to schedule an appointment with any of your City Officials, please call 954- 344- 5911.
The Coral Springs Commission is Mayor Scott Brook, Vice Mayor Joy Carter, Commissioners Shawn Cerra, Joshua Simmons, and Larry Vignola.
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