Broward County Commissioner Chip LaMarca has earned the Advanced County Commissioner designation from the Florida Association of Counties (FAC). The designation is awarded to Commissioners who have completed a comprehensive study program developed by FAC. â€œThe Advanced County Commission program was a great experience and a unique opportunity to interact with a very diverse group of county commissioners from all around our amazing state. The ideas and experiences shared will help to guide me as I work to make Broward County the best place to live, work and raise a family.â€
Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson joined District 3 residents Cory McKnight of Communikatz and Louis Bourdeau, president of the Bayside Home Owners Association, at the Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce "Celebration of the Sun" 2013 gala held on June 22, 2013, at the Hilton Miami Downtown, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami.
Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson sponsored a bus shelter mural in conjunction with Moving Lives of Kids., Inc. (MLK) and Habitat for Humanity at the bus shelter on N.W. 22 Avenue and 56 Street, diagonally across from the Caleb Center auditorium in Liberty City. The work was carried out on May 4 and May 11, 2013. Working on the mural were Merary Guardado, Daryl Bell, Cynard Bailey, Malik King, James Williams and Malik Smith from Northwestern High School.
State Rep. Jared Moskowitz (D-Coral Springs) issued the following statement: â€œToday, five U.S. Supreme Court justices have told the American people what weâ€™ve known all along: the Defense of Marriage Act that has defined marriage as solely between a man and a woman is unconstitutional because it is a deprivation of the equal liberty of persons who are protected by the 5th Amendment. â€œI wish the Supreme Court had gone even further to invalidate all bans on gay marriage, such as the one that exists in Florida. I call upon my colleagues in the Legislature to not wait for the next court ruling to make Florida a more equitable and just state.