October Message from Mayor Skip Campbell
The City of Coral Springs was notified by Fitch Ratings that we once again received AAA credit rating. The AAA rating is the highest bond rating an organization can earn. Much like an individual’s credit rating, a bond rating is a measure of an organization’s credit worthiness. With Fitch’s AAA rating, the City of Coral Springs has saved, and will continue to save, millions of dollars in interest and credit enhancements, such as bond insurance. I am proud to have Fitch Ratings once again offer their research, rating and commentary on the City’s commitment to long-range financial planning. This AAA credit rating confirms our stable financial position, and that has a tremendous fiscal impact for our residents.
I am proud to announce that the City earned gold-level certification under the Florida Green Building Coalition’s Florida Green Local Government (FGBC) designation program. The City of Coral Springs is one of only three cities in Broward County to earn gold-level certification – along with Coconut Creek and Fort Lauderdale. This achievement demonstrates our commitment to protect and conserve the community’s natural resources and enhance the efficiency of government, which also reduces the burden on taxpayers. More importantly, being a green City raises public awareness about the benefits environmental stewardship.
The City of Coral Springs is proud to recognize Fire Chief Frank Babinec on his selection as Fire Chief of the Year for 2018 by the Southeast Association of Fire Chiefs. There were numerous reasons Chief Babinec, who also serves as Fire Chief for the City of Parkland and the Assistant City Manager for Coral Springs, was selected for such a prestigious recognition. Those include health and wellness initiatives related to cancer prevention protocols, policy development, strategic planning and training procedures. Chief Babinec serves as the President of the Fire Chief’s Association of Broward County, as well as the Safety & Health Committee Chairman for the Florida Fire Chiefs’ Association.
Be sure to take advantage of our fun, family-friendly events this fall in Downtown Coral Springs. Artoberfest will celebrate German culture, entertainment, food and beverages on October 6 from 4-10 p.m. Savor the Notes on October 21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., sponsored by Broward Health Coral Springs, will feature jazz music, food from local restaurants, as well as health and wellness cooking demos. Both events offer free parking, remember to bring a lawn chair or a blanket!
We commonly remind residents to properly dispose of their information-sensitive documents. These include tax paperwork, credit card and bank statements. In an effort to assist residents in preventing identity theft, the Coral Springs Police will host a Shredathon on October 13 from 9-11 a.m. at Sportsplex (directly across from the Aquatics complex). On Wednesday, October 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the City will host the Senior Health Fair at the Coral Springs Gym. Seniors will receive free health screenings and information on social and City services.
If you would like to meet with me to discuss City issues, feel free to visit during my office hours. I hold office hours the second Tuesday of every month from 4 to 6 p.m. at City Hall in the City Commission Office. To make an appointment, please call 954-344-5911. I encourage you to follow the City of Coral Springs official Facebook and Twitter pages to remain up-to-date about news and events in our community.
Lynne Martzall Public Information Officer/Writer
Writer who specializes in highlighting issues, solutions and day-to-day operations of city-government.
A 21-year public relations professional, Lynne served as the Public Relations manager for the Broward Sheriff’s Office – the nation’s third largest public safety agency until 2013, where she managed crisis communication, media outreach and the promotion of public safety initiatives . During her tenure she served as the editor for Signal 14 – quarterly full-color magazine for residents and employees.
In 2014, Lynne joined the Coral Springs Police Department serving as the social media coordinator.Read more >>>