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March 24, 2010: City Commission recognizes its youth and leaders

During the Tuesday, March 23, Commission Meeting, City officials recognized members of the Stoneman Douglas High School Eagle Regiment Marching Band for two fantastic performances at the 2009 Florida Marching Band Championships State Championships at the Tropicana Dome in St. Petersburg, FL, this past November.

“You make us so very proud and you indeed are role models for your peers,” Vice Mayor Claudette Bruck said.

Commissioners then recognized a group of 10 City employees who won the quarterly Applause Card drawing. Applause Cards are internal awards given to employees who provide premier customer service, and 10 are chosen each quarter in a random drawing and recognized publicly at the meetings.

Employees recognized were: Matthew Arigo (Police), Yvonne Berrios (Police), Brett Lancaster (Public Works), Katherine Liriano (Police), Corey Logan (Police), Kevin McCann (Fire), Dale Pazdra (Human Resources), Carlos Sandoval (Public Works), Paul Sommerer (Information Services) and Diane Vollmann (Police).

“You are representatives of employees who have done outstanding service,” Mayor Scott Brook said. “Thank you very much for your service to our City and to our citizens.”

Then, the Commission, together with the Muscular Dystrophy Association, proclaimed March 2010 as Coral Springs’ Firefighters Appreciate Month for their outstanding dedication and continued support to the Muscular Dystrophy Association and “Jerry’s Kids.”  The Coral Springs Professional Firefighters Benevolent Association also presented MDA with a $3,000 donation, the first of many for this year’s efforts.

“These firefighters do so much for us everyday and in addition to their normal duties, they take their time and effort to collect money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association for our local members to provide services, clinics, wheelchairs and help fund research,” Executive Director of the Muscular Dystrophy Association Colleen Sparks said. “We’re really grateful for all that you’ve done.”

Lastly, officials recognized Coral Springs Police Detectives Randy Rosenberg and David Weissman for their recent promotion to Sergeants. Rosenberg, a graduate of Barry University, has worked for CSPD since 1999. In 2004, he became a detective in the General Investigation Unit, and in 2009 he was transferred to the Special Investigation Unit. He received “Law Enforcement Officer of the Year” from the United State Attorneys Office in 2007, an Exceptional Police Initiative Commendation in 2003, a Unit Citation – General Investigation Unit in 2005, a Team Citation “Outstanding teamwork clearing burglary cases” in 2008 and numerous letters of commendation throughout his career.

Weissman, a graduate from the University of South Florida, also began his career with CSPD in 1999. In 2005, he became a detective in the General Investigation Unit, then in 2006 he was transferred to the Special Investigation Unit. He is a member of the Special Response Team Hostage Negotiator Team. He received “Officer of the Year” 2004 and “Officer of the Month” in July 2008, an Exceptional Police Initiative Commendation in 2002, 2004, and twice in 2007, among other accolades.

“Thank you for the opportunity to recognize and promote two outstanding officers and they are excited to work on the streets of our community,” Police Chief Duncan Foster said.

Photos of these recognitions will be available on Wednesday, March 24 at 


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