On Tuesday, June 17, 2008, the Coral Springs City Commission made the following recognitions and proclamations:
· Recognized James Joseph Flaig for receiving the Daily Point of Light Award on June 4, 2008. This award honors individuals and volunteer groups that have made a commitment to connect Americans through service to help meet critical needs in their communities. Flaig, 16, participated in the Coral Springs Police Department Leadership Mentoring Program in 2007. He successfully completed the Leadership Program and started Can-Teens, which is a school organization dedicated to providing hunger relief by supporting food banks in America. James spends countless service hours trying to educate teens on the needs of those who are suffering from hunger in our community and across the nation. “He is a leader in our community and a role model to others,” Mayor Scott Brook said. For more information, visit can-teens.com.
· Recognized “STRYKE Percussion Ensemble” for winning third place at the Winter Guard International World Championships in Ohio. “We love to recognize creative talent in our community and especially young people. Congratulations,” Mayor Brook said.
· Recognized Sgt.James Eveker on his promotion to the rank of captain. Capt. Eveker is a Columbia Southern University graduate with a bachelors degree in Criminal Justice. He began working for the City of Coral Springs in March 1988 as a Community Service Aide. As an officer, Capt. Eveker was later assigned to patrol and K-9 and worked as a detective in the General Investigation Unit. He was promoted to sergeant in June 2001, and worked in patrol, training and General Investigation. The Commission also recognized Officer William Reid on his promotion to the rank of sergeant. Reid is a Troy State University graduate with a Masters Degree in Public Administration. He served three years in the Air Force and as an officer for the Pinellas Park Police Department. He started as a police officer with the City of Coral Springs in November 1997, and since then has worked as a Field Training Officer and is a Special Response Team member. He has also been assigned to Patrol and General Investigation.