By: Sharon Aron Baron
The ceremony to officially dedicate a street to the late Coral Springs Mayor, Walter “Skip” Campbell, has been set.
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.
An accomplished legislator, Campbell helped to successfully pass 112 Bills during his time in the State Senate, many of which benefited children and families.
Campbell 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.
Vice Mayor Joy Carter, who served with Campbell on the city commission for four years, said he was both mentor and friend to her.
Having known Campbell for decades before being elected to office herself, Carter was one of the commissioners who suggested honoring the late mayor by naming a road after him. Carter’s suggestion was one of many made by the city commission on possible tributes to Campbell.
“All of us were supportive of something being done and leaning toward settling on one thing,” said Carter, who raised her idea of renaming NW 94th Avenue last April.
The chosen date of March 17, St. Patrick’s Day, for the dedication, is a direct correlation of the late Mayor’s Irish heritage – one that he was immensely proud of.
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 dedication is open to the public; parking is available in the City Hall garage.
The Coral Springs Community Redevelopment Agency funded the cost to designate the roadway.
Mayor Scott Brook, Vice Mayor Joy Carter, and Commissioners Shawn Cerra, Joshua Simmons, and Larry Vignola will all be attending the dedication will be held Tuesday, March 17 at 10 a.m., outside of City Hall.
- Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and writer for Coral Springs Talk. CST was created in 2012 to provide News, Views, and Entertainment for the residents of Coral Springs and the rest of South Florida.
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