Shawn Cerra Named Vice Mayor of the City of Coral Springs

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Shawn Cerra Named Vice Mayor of the City of Coral Springs

Vice Mayor Shawn Cerra {City of Coral Springs}

By Sharon Aron Baron

Shawn Cerra was named vice mayor of Coral Springs on Wednesday, unanimously appointed by the commission.

Newly re-elected in November,  Cerra first served on the commission in 2019.

A Coral Springs resident and active member of the community and a resident since 1993, Cerra is an advocate for neighborhood unity, school safety, local athletics, and recreation. 

He served as principal of J.P. Taravella High School for 14 years before his promotion to his current role as Director of Athletics and Student Activities for the School Board of Broward County.

“My job is to make sure that I’m representing 134,000 strong, Cerra said. “As vice mayor, I look forward to growing the Neighborhoods with Integrity program that was started last year, creating a greater sense of community and capacity in schools, and, ultimately, building a bigger and better City of Coral Springs.”

Cerra serves on the Coral Springs Principal Education and Parent Education Groups and as Chair of the Coral Springs Museum of Art Board of Directors. He also serves on the Sports Coalition Group, Sports Grant Committee, and Charter School Advisory Board.

According to a statement from the City of Coral Springs,  one of Cerra’s most significant priorities as a city commissioner is school safety. He utilizes his partnerships with the Broward County School Board, law enforcement, community members, and policymakers to improve the safety of our schools and address student mental health.

In addition, Cerra advocates for infrastructure upgrades to meet the needs of the city’s growing population.,and recognizes the importance of proper city planning to ensure Coral Springs remains an attractive destination for residents, existing businesses, and new business development.

Cerra graduated from the University of South Florida, earning a bachelor’s degree in Social Science Education. He received his master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Florida Atlantic University.

Residents can schedule an appointment with Vice Mayor Cerra by calling 954-344-5911.

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