City Commissioner Roy Gold recently was appointed vice chairman of the Broward League of Cities’ Sustainability Committee. In his role as vice chairman, Gold will serve as meeting leader in the absence of the committee chairperson. Gold’s term as vice chairman is one year.
The Sustainability Committee has four subcommittees tackling green initiatives, water conservation, growth management and transportation. Gold also serves on the green initiatives subcommittee. The Sustainability Committee recently met for the first time to begin preliminary discussions about a legislative action plan. Subcommittees will then meet on their own to decide the best way to proceed to reach set goals.
Sustainability in government has increased in importance, and the Broward League of Cities has focused its resources and members on this issue. Commissioner Gold said, “We the representatives of Broward County cities will actively seek ways to better use our scarce resources and manage our regional focus for now and in the future.”
Gold, elected to the Coral Springs City Commission in 2004, has been a longtime environmental activist. For the past 14 years, Gold has been the City’s site leader for the annual Broward Waterway Cleanup. The Coral Springs site regularly attracts the most volunteers.
Gold also serves as the League’s first vice president on its 2009-2010 Board of Directors. Chartered in 1957, the non-profit Broward League of Cities represents and guides the county’s 31 municipal governments. For more on the Broward League, visit their website at www.browardleague.org.