By Mayor of Broward County, Michael Udine
Ready to focus on your health and wellness? The Parks Foundation of Broward County and will be hosting three new yoga and meditation classes at Long Key Natural Area, Quiet Waters Park, and T.Y. (Topeekeegee Yugnee) Park. The best part? The classes are FREE to Broward residents. If you would like more information on the schedule and how to join and find your moment of Zen, please visit broward.org/Parks!
In January, I attended Broward County Cultural Division’s event Ignite Broward. This event is in its 2nd year and features interactive video and light displays by artists throughout our community. Events like this showcase to the public the world-class talent and creativity found throughout our community. Broward County is committed to public art displays and investing in artists. For more information and opportunities to participate in events please visit broward.org/Arts.
Broward’s Powerhouse Port is on a roll! Port Everglades continues to set new records for cargo offloads and is expanding its offerings for cruises. The increase in cargo is due to the new Super Post-Panamax gantry cranes, and upcoming dredging that will further increase capacity by allowing larger vessels to call on our port. Cruises are also on the upswing even with the current environment. With offerings from all the major cruise lines, and the addition of Disney Cruise Lines, Port Everglades is ready to sail into this year and make its mark.
Broward County is working towards making sure every resident that needs a COVID-19 test can get one. In partnership with the State of Florida, and Florida Department of Health, Broward County stands ready to increase capacity as needed. Broward has the sites ready to increase capacity as resources are provided. I look forward to working with municipalities throughout the county to provide these vital resources to protect public health. Please remember to only get a test when one is needed, and that the best way to protect yourself is to vaccinate today.
February 14th marks the 4th anniversary when our community experienced the horrific tragedy of the shooting at MSD. We continue and will always be available to support those affected. It is difficult to put into words the feelings I have from that day and the collective pain our community has endured. I will do everything in my power to support better mental health services, and the best resources that can be provided.
The top priority in my office is that we stay connected with the residents of District 3 and Broward County. We are available by phone, email, and social media. Reach me at MUdine@Broward.org or at my office at (954) 357-7003. Follow on social media @CommissionerMichaelUdine on Facebook and @MichaelUdine on Twitter or Instagram to receive important updates and see what is happening in our community. Let’s connect!