By: Chris Brunner
In a ceremony held on Tuesday evening, Scott J. Brook was sworn as the newest mayor of Coral Springs.
After opening remarks by City Attorney, John J. Hearn, and the Pledge of Allegiance led by Vice Mayor Joy Carter, the Star-Spangled Banner was performed by the Coral Springs Charter School Encore. Mayor Brook provided remarks, thanking his many supporters, especially his family.
In a special election held in March due to the untimely death of former Mayor Skip Campbell last fall, Brook won with 38 percent of vote – or 3,076 voters.
A resident of Coral Springs since 1997, Brook and his wife Brenda have five children and three grandchildren.
Brook served on as a city commissioner from 2002-2006 and served as the city’s mayor from 2006 to 2010. During his term as mayor, the Coral Springs became the first city in the USA to receive the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.
A graduate of Tulane University in 1985, Brook remained at Tulane to obtain an M.B.A. on a fellowship. He graduated from the University of Miami School of Law in 1992. As a member of the Florida Bar, Brook has practiced successfully before the Florida Supreme Court, the First District Court of Appeal, the Judges of Compensation Claims of the tri-county area, as well as the Dade and Broward State Courts. Brook is also a private mediator.