passportThe Broward County Aviation Department has installed ten automated passport control kiosks for use in Terminal 4 in partnership with United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

The intent is to expedite the processing of inbound travelers who hold United States and Canadian passports. The kiosks will capture and validate travel document and customs declaration data, photograph the face of the passenger processing the entry passport, and print a receipt to present to a CBP Officer.

hhhhhhdsfbdsBroward County Libraries (BCL) will host a series of Community Vision Sessions with Broward County Libraries Director Skye Patrick. Join us as we look toward the future and discuss how library services will continue to evolve and meet the changing needs of the community. Library Director Skye Patrick will share exciting plans for the future and welcome your comments and questions.

The Community Vision Sessions will be conducted at five regional libraries as well as at Main Library and the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center. The purpose of the meetings is to present the BCL’s "Vision for the Future and Community," and for library administration to meet the public and to hear the concerns of each region. Each session will include a PowerPoint presentation and Q&A session.

Application Deadline: April 25, 5 p.m.

Broward Cultural Division would like the assistance of Broward cities and Community Redevelopment Agencies (CRAs) to identify specific, prominent, outdoor locations for nine or more murals and potential partnerships with public and private entities. Broward artists will be selected for this mural project through a unique partnership among Broward Cultural Division, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Community Foundation of Broward, in celebration of Broward County’s centennial, Broward 100 - Celebrating the Art of Community. All Broward cities are invited to apply for this Call to Cities with an application deadline of Friday, April 25, at 5 p.m.

robBroward County was recognized at the March 18 County Commission meeting with a Smart Growth Excellence Award from the Smart Growth Partnership for the Climate Change Element added to the County’s Comprehensive Plan in 2013. The award honors public- and private-sector entities that have successfully used smart growth principles to improve communities environmentally, socially and economically.

The award was presented on Tuesday by Smart Growth Partnership executive director Marianne Winfield and board members Robert McColgan and Rob Tanner. “We all have a stake in the future of our community,” Winfield said. “Smart Growth Partnership supports public education and policy that puts climate change planning on our priority list and starts to consider  the effects on local businesses and residents.”