At the Coral Springs Chamber of Commerce Awards Gala, the City of Coral Springs was presented an Achievement in Excellence award and City Manager Michael S. Levinson received an Excellence in Leadership award.
The annual awards honor the City’s community leaders for their commitment and accomplishments throughout the year.
“We present this Achievement in Excellence award to the City with our sincerest admiration and appreciation for the outstanding accomplishment of becoming the first local government in the nation to win the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award,” Chamber of Commerce President Cindy Brief said.
In honoring the City Manager with the Excellence in Leadership award, the Chamber thanked Levinson for leading the City of Coral Springs on a quality journey and quest for performance excellence that culminated in the receipt of the prestigious Baldrige award.
“It is wonderful to be honored by my peers,” said Levinson. “We have been on a long journey that has been a magnificent experience and a true labor of love. The fact that we can stand toe-to-toe, shoulder-to-shoulder with the best-run companies in the nation is attributable to everyone out there. I accept this on behalf of our community of excellence.”
The following residents and businesses were also honored:
· High school seniors Corey Goldfarb, Brianna Nofil, Shayna Gershman, Maria Redondo and Alison Rogers were awareded the Bridge to Leadership Award for demonstrating leadership qualities outside the classroom while excelling academically.
· Carol Oliveros, owner of Marola’s of Coral Springs, received the Rookie Business Leader Award.
· Lawrence Rodkin, from Lawrence of Florida, won the Veteran Business Leader Award.
· Wendy King, from Wellness with Wendy, received the Small Business Leader Award.
· Joanne Zollo, from Forum Publishing Group, was presented the Corporate Chamber Leader Award.
· Joy Carter, from Prudential Florida WCI, was awarded the coveted Covered Bridge Award for her civic leadership within Coral Springs.