Coral Springs Commissioner Roy Gold recently received an Award of Excellence from the Marine Industry Association of South Florida (MIASF). He was one of three to receive this prestigious recognition at a ceremony on June 7, 2008, that featured Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz as the event speaker.
This award recognizes members of the association, organizations or leaders in the community who have made a significant contribution to the marine industry or the MIASF in the past year.
Commissioner Gold is a leader of environmental consciousness in South Florida. For the past 13 years, he has been the Site Coordinator for the Riverside Park Cleanup site for the Waterway Cleanup. He has consistently had the largest volunteer turn out at his site, reaching a high of 435 in 2007, and nearly beat that record with 420 in 2008.
“As a lifelong volunteer, it gives me great pleasure to have had a role in putting together the single largest volunteer event in Coral Springs,” Commissioner Gold said. “The day of the Waterway Cleanup is always full of excitement, fulfillment and public service.”
Gold’s success with the Waterway Cleanup and in the Coral Springs community at-large stems from a vision that began 25 years ago when he moved to the City. His priorities include improving parks and schools, delivering a common sense approach to growth, beautification projects, and fiscal responsibility.
Some of his other endeavors and accomplishments include a leadership role in the Adopt-a-Mile program in 1990, spearheading the 1994 Environmentally Sensitive Lands Bond Issue, serving as Chair of Broward Beautiful and as a Museum of Art committee member for the City of Coral Springs Commission, receiving the Take Pride in Florida Award of Excellence in 1990, 1991 and 1992, and most recently being named the 2003 “Best Citizen Environmental Activist” of Broward and Palm Beach counties.
The MIASF is a not-for-profit leadership organization created to promote and protect the sound growth of the marine industry in South Florida for the benefit and education of its members, the community and the environment. For more information, visit www.miasf.org.