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Broward County Facts

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  2. 2. Broward County Area<br />
  3. 3. Miami-Dade County, 1914<br />Miami-Dade County as shown on a 1914 Collier World Atlas and Gazetteer map. Railroads are indicated as the red lines.<br />Map Credit: Courtesy of the private collection of Roy Winkelman.<br />
  4. 4. 48 miles<br />25<br />Planning Area<br />410 sq. miles<br />1,197 Total Square Miles<br />Broward County<br />
  5. 5. Broward County Facts<br />Broward County is 48 miles long and 25 miles wide<br />Broward is the 2nd largest county out of 67 in the State of Florida by population and 15th in the nation.<br />The 2000 Census reported Broward County’s population at 1.62 million.<br />Broward’s current population is 1,734,734 with 100,000 additional seasonal residents and visitors<br />
  6. 6. Population growth has been highest in the western areas, such as Weston, Miramar, and Pembroke Pines, as well as in the northwest corner , such as Parkland. These areas have grown 65% or more, since 1990. Slower growth areas are found in the eastern communities such as Dania and Hollywood. These areas have already begun redevelopment and are key targets as build out approaches.<br />Population Growth<br />
  7. 7. As new land becomes scarce and population continues to grow, redevelopment is inevitable.<br />
  8. 8. Race/ Ethnic Trends<br />Use Broward Facts, an online service from Broward County Planning Services Division at http://gts.broward.org/browardfacts/<br />
  9. 9. 2000 Males<br />2000 Females<br />85+<br />80-84<br />75-79<br />70-74<br />65-69<br />60-64<br />55-59<br />50-54<br />45-49<br />40-44<br />35-39<br />30-34<br />25-29<br />20-24<br />15-19<br />10-14<br />5-9<br />&lt;5<br />100,000<br />50,000<br />0<br />50,000<br />100,000<br />Age Pyramid<br />
  10. 10. The median age is 37.8 years.<br />The largest five-year age group is 35 to 39 year olds.<br />One in four residents is under 18 years, including nearly 280,000 school-aged and 103,000 preschool children.<br />One in six residents is aged 65 and older.<br />Reflecting longer life expectancy among women, two thirds of the persons aged 75 and older are female.<br />There are almost 400 centurions living in Broward County.<br />Age Groups<br />
  11. 11. Future Projections <br />By 2030, Broward County’s population will reach 2.5 million and will include:<br /> 181,000 preschoolers,<br /> 445,000 school-aged children,<br /> 1.5 million working-aged adults, and<br /> 470,000 seniors.<br />
  12. 12. Broward County Government<br />
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  14. 14. Broward County Board of County Commissioners<br />Standing: Lois Wexler., John E. Rodstrom Jr., Diana Wasserman-Rubin., Josephus Eggelletion Jr., Kristin D.Jacobs., Sue Gunzberger., Ilene Lieberman., <br />Seated: Vice Mayor Ken Keechl: Mayor Stacy Ritter<br />
  15. 15. District Representation<br />Ilene Lieberman<br />Kristin Jacobs<br />Mayor-Stacy Ritter<br />Vice Mayor-Ken Keechl<br />Lois Wexler<br />Sue Gunzburger<br />John E. Rodstrom Jr.<br />Diana Wasserman-Rubin<br />9. Josephus Eggelletion,Jr.<br />
  16. 16. Ilene LiebermanDistrict 1<br />Lauderhill Towne Centre<br />West Regional<br />
  17. 17. Kristin D. JacobsDistrict 2<br />Century Plaza<br />Margate Catharine Young<br />North Regional/BC<br />Northwest<br />Pompano Beach<br />
  18. 18. Mayor -Stacy RitterDistrict 3<br /><ul><li> Northwest Regional </li></ul> Library<br /><ul><li> Sunrise Dan Pearl
  19. 19. Tamarac</li></li></ul><li>Vice Mayor- Ken KeechlDistrict 4<br />Beach<br />Dania Paul Demaio<br />Percy White Deerfield Beach<br />Galt Ocean Mile <br />Imperial Point<br />
  20. 20. Pembroke Pines/ Walter C. Young Resource Center<br />Hiatus Road Young at Art<br />Lois WexlerDistrict 5<br />
  21. 21. Sue GunzburgerDistrict 6<br />Hallandale Beach<br />Hollywood<br />Hollywood Beach Bernice P. Oster Reading Center<br />South Regional<br />
  22. 22. John E. Rodstrom Jr.District 7<br />African American Research Library and Cultural Center<br />Davie/ Cooper City<br />Fort Lauderdale<br />Main<br />Alvin Sherman Library, Research & Information Technology Center at Nova<br />Riverland<br />Stirling Road<br />
  23. 23. Diana Wasserman-RubinDistrict 8<br />Carver Ranches<br />Miramar<br />Southwest Regional<br />Weston<br />
  24. 24. Josephus Eggelletion Jr. District 9<br />Tyrone Bryant<br />Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library<br />Lauderdale Lakes<br />Lauderhill Mall<br />North Lauderdale Saraniero<br />Sunset Strip<br />
  25. 25. County Administrator Bertha Henry<br />provides leadership for nearly 7,000 employees encompassing 100 agencies<br />
  26. 26. Interim Deputy County Administrator<br />Dick Brossard<br />
  27. 27. Assistant County Administrator<br />Pam Madison<br />
  28. 28. Community ServicesDepartment<br />BETH CHAVEZ<br />357-6391<br />LIBRARIES<br />ROBERT CANNON<br />357-7377<br />PARKS &<br />RECREATION<br />BOB HARBIN<br />357-8100<br />CULTURAL DIVISION<br />MARY BECHT<br />357-7503<br />ANIMAL CARE<br />& REGULATION<br />*CHERYL CAYER<br />359-1311<br />* Interim<br />
  29. 29. Community Services Department Director<br />Beth Chavez<br />
  30. 30. 20 Year Vision<br />Broward County is a diverse, vibrant, urban community with parks, beaches, and green space.<br />Positioned at the center of Southeast Florida, we are environmentally and economically sustainable and a gateway to the international marketplace.  <br />We are home to innovation and a great place to live, work, and play.<br />
  31. 31. Vision Statements<br />In the next 20 years, the Broward County Board of County Commissioners strives to create a community characterized by the following:<br />
  32. 32. Go Anywhere in 20 Minutes  <br />Goal Statements<br />1. Cultivate community awareness and <br /> support for mass transit.<br />2. Create and maintain attractive, clean, <br /> safe, and synchronized transportation <br /> systems which link high-density corridors <br /> with commercial and work opportunities.<br />
  33. 33. Cultural Amenities and Recreation: Something for Everyone<br />Goal Statements<br />1. Raise community awareness of the need <br /> for diverse cultural and historic amenities <br /> and programs for a vibrant, sustainable urban area.<br />2. Maintain a network of parks and libraries that provides a variety of recreational and learning opportunities.<br />
  34. 34. Social Safety Net: An Equitable Approach to Human Services<br /> Goal Statements<br />1. Support a social services network aimed at <br /> providing enhanced quality of life in the least <br /> restrictive environment.<br />2. Coordinate social services in collaboration <br /> with public and private partners for overall <br /> community health and well-being.<br />
  35. 35. A Pristine, Healthy Environment<br />Goal Statements<br />1. Protect and enhance the environment.<br />2. Encourage and promote community <br /> stewardship of the environment and an <br /> ethic of conservation.<br />
  36. 36. Economic Opportunities are Endless<br /> Goal Statements1. Develop public and private partnerships <br /> to attract and retain targeted higher- <br /> wage industries.2. Cultivate and develop local small <br /> businesses.3. Sustain the economic viability of Port <br /> Everglades and the Fort Lauderdale- <br /> Hollywood International Airport.<br />
  37. 37. A Sustainable, Common Sense Approach to Growth and Affordable Housing<br />Goal Statements<br />1. Facilitate a regional approach to growth and redevelopment through intergovernmental coordination and collaboration.<br />2. Strengthen stakeholder partnerships that increase the availability of housing options, including affordable, rental, and transitional housing.<br />
  38. 38. Sunsational Service<br />10 Standards of Customer Service Excellence<br />SUNsational Greeting<br />TouchPoint<br />SUNsational Smiles<br />Acknowledge<br />Say it SUNsationally<br />Above and Beyond<br />Never Say “No”<br />Teamwork<br />Reach Out<br />SUNsational “Thank You’s”<br />
  39. 39. Libraries Administration <br />
  40. 40. Libraries Business Strategic Plan 2008 – 2012<br />Improving External and Internal Processes <br />to Achieve Operational Efficiencies<br />The Libraries Division will provide information as requested in the County Auditor’s Report of August 22, 2007. <br />
  41. 41. Libraries Business Strategic Plan 2008 – 2012<br /> Constructing and Maintaining Bond Issue Buildings<br />Since 2000, thirteen completely new libraries have been constructed and opened to the public, including as Bond projects: the West, South, Southwest and Northwest Regional Libraries (70,000 square feet each) <br /> Tamarac, Miramar, Weston and Hollywood Branch Libraries (30,000 square feet each)<br /> Lauderhill Towne Centre, Tyrone Bryant and Northwest Branch Libraries (10,000 square feet each)<br /> Capital projects, the North Lauderdale Saraniero and Stirling Road Branch Libraries (20,000 square feet each) <br /> The African-American Research Library and Cultural Center (64,000 square feet). <br />
  42. 42. Libraries Business Strategic Plan 2008– 2012<br />Expanding and Improving Library Technology<br />2,300 public computers with Internet Access<br />Improve Home Page & on-line Services on County’s web site<br />Improve data transmission speed<br />Implement on-line customer feedback and touch screen survey units<br />Implement credit card payments<br />Implement on-line digitization of unique collections<br />Implement wireless technology<br />Implement Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)<br />On-line meeting room reservations <br />Replace aging computer equipment<br />Research new technologies<br />
  43. 43. Libraries Business Strategic Plan 2008 – 2012<br />Providing Quality Collections, Programming and <br />Staff to meet community needs.<br />Collection materials in various formats and select languages<br />Programs which “reach out” to all Broward communities<br />Continuing education and training for BCL staff in computer search skills and instructional services<br />Enhance the skills of the Division’s Greatest asset: it’s staff, through continuing educational and professional opportunities<br />
  44. 44. Libraries Division Director<br />Robert Cannon<br />
  45. 45. Library Support Groups<br />Library Advisory Board<br />Broward Public Library Foundation<br />Friends of Broward County Library, Inc.<br />
  46. 46. Library Advisory Board<br />Purpose:<br />Advise the Division Director, the County Administrator, and the County Commission on all matters pertaining to public library services. Recommends policies for consideration to improve the quality of the Library system. <br />
  47. 47. Library Advisory Board<br />Created by: Broward County Administrative Code Section 64.01 and Section 60.03-06.09 and Ordinance 75-16<br />Appointing Body: County Commission. Each Commission shall appoint two members from his or her District<br />Terms: Serve at the pleasure of the nominating Commission. Serve until the expiration of the term of the nominating Commissioner<br />Meetings: Bi-monthly (Sep, Nov, Jan, Mar, May), 6:00 pm, Main Library Board Room<br />
  48. 48. Friends of the Library<br />The Friends are members of the community who serve as ambassadors and advocates for Broward County Library<br />Two different groups of Friends:<br /> Umbrella Friends – incorporated in 1974<br /> Local Friends<br />32 chapters - over 2,000 members<br />Role of the Friends:<br /> Advocate for library needs at the County, state, and federal levels<br /> Fund raise through Book Fairs to supplement the Libraries’ budget<br />
  49. 49. Broward Public Library Foundation<br />A nonprofit Foundation incorporated in 1982<br />Enhances the collections, programs, and services of Broward County Library <br />Beyond the means of public funding<br />Is a catalyst in sparking private funding and endowments to enrich the Broward County Library<br />
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  51. 51. Broward Legislative Delegation<br />The Broward Legislative Delegation Office was created to provide a communication resource between the Legislature and Broward County. It coordinates local activities, workshops, hearings and meetings between Delegation members, the municipalities, the public and Broward County. <br />This charge includes maintaining an efficient means for the local bill process and monitoring bills approved by the Delegation Members through the Legislature.<br />They are also responsible for monitoring the appropriations process, securing state revenues and other allocated funds for programs, organizations and government agencies in Broward County. <br />
  52. 52. Your Responsibilities as Library Managers: Know your Elected and Appointed Officials!<br />County Commissioners (www.broward.org)<br />County Administrator<br />State Elected Officials (www.leg.state.fl.us)<br />City Commissioners (www.broward.org/links)<br />City Mayor<br />City Manager<br />Police Chief<br />City Commission Meeting day and time<br />Be aware of any issues on the City Commission Agenda that relate to libraries<br />Library Advisory Board, Foundation and Friends<br />Alert Bob Cannon of any issues (copy your supervisor)<br />
  53. 53. Quiz<br />

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