By: Sharon Aron Baron
Due to a large amount of friends and family due to attend the Walter “Skip” Campbell Avenue unveiling and to keep the public safe from the spread of coronavirus, the City of Coral Springs has postponed the dedication ceremony until further notice.
The event, originally set for Tuesday, March 17, outside of city hall, has not been rescheduled at this time.
Campbell was a dedicated public servant who was elected as Coral Springs Mayor in 2014, a seat he held until his sudden passing on October 23, 2018. Campbell ran for the Florida Senate and won, spending ten years representing the West and Northwest areas of Broward County.
A distinguished attorney, Skip was considered a leader within the legal profession. He served as President of the Broward County Bar Association, President of the Broward County Trial Lawyers’ Association and President of the Federal Bar Association of Broward County.
The decision to rename 94th Avenue between Sample Road and 31st Court (just east of City Hall) was voted by the Commission and unanimously approved in 2019.
Of the roadway renaming, Mayor Scott Brook said, “I personally considered Skip to be a great friend and mentor – he was a true pillar of our community. I can think of no better way to honor his legacy and impact on our City.”
Walter “Skip” Campbell’s service to the public, especially to the Coral Springs community, will have a lasting impact on the community for generations to come.
The Coral Springs Community Redevelopment Agency graciously funded the cost to designate the roadway.