Vice Mayor Claudette Bruck received the 2011 Commercial Realtor Achievement Award from Florida Realtors®. Bruck has been a member of the Realtor Association of Greater Fort Lauderdale (RAGFL) for 35 years. The award honors a Realtor’s lifetime of contributions to commercial activities at the local, state, national and community levels.
Bruck is a past president of her local association’s Realtors Commercial Alliance, as well as a founding member and past president of the RAGFL Charitable Foundation. She was honored by RAGFL as its Realtor of the Year in 1987 and was named its Humanitarian of the Year in 2003. She also was named the first recipient of the Realtors Commercial Alliance Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007.
“I am honored to be recognized by my peers and the Florida Realtors Association,” Bruck said.
Bruck was also recognized as Florida Realtors’ Humanitarian of the Year not once – but twice – in 2000 and 2008. A long-time member of NAR’s Realtors Commercial Alliance, she has served as a NAR director and participated in numerous committees at the national level.
A long list of civic, community and charitable organizations have benefited from Bruck’s compassion and dedication, including the Broward Partnership for the Homeless and the Citizens Emergency Response Team. But Bruck is best known for her 27 years of volunteering as a Guardian ad Litem for the State of Florida, where she represents abandoned, neglected and abused children. Her work on behalf of children prompted former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and the Florida Supreme Court to name her “Child Advocate of the Year.”