The Broward Young Democrats named Mayor Roy Gold as the Environmentalist of The Year. His son, Michael Gold, received the award on the Mayor’s behalf on May 10, 2012. Gold was recognized for his many efforts, alongside other volunteers and City staff, which resulted in over 300 community grants for Broward County cities and neighborhoods, the successful Environmentally Sensitive Land Bond Issue saving four sites totaling over 60 acres, a 10 point Sustainability Index, championed the 2nd LEED Gold certified fire station in the state, an award winning tree planting subsidy program, and a half million dollar master tree planting program for public land. Mayor Gold has also managed the Coral Springs site of the Broward Waterway Cleanup for the past 16 years.
“I’m extremely honored to have received this award from the Broward Young Democrats,” Gold said. “Together, we’ve accomplished so much and yet, I feel like I’m just getting started.”