Welcome to the Broward Six Pillars website.
For information about the 2015 Six Pillars Annual Report to the Community and Solutions Summit event and to see a list of sponsors, please click here.
To download the 2015 Annual Report to the Community, please click here.
To view the videos of presenters at the 2015 Summit, please click on the following links:
- Bridging the Skills Gap
- Linking Education and Employment Outcomes
- Ultimate Software - What We're Doing to Make Broward County the Best Place to Work
- Economic Development in Broward County – Among the Best in the Nation
- Seas of Change: Building a Better Broward
- Planning for the Future of Education
- Business Friendly Broward – How Permitting Excellence Helps Businesses Succeed
- How to Engage Millennials and Young Professionals in Civic Leadership - Panel Discussion
- Supporting Veterans and their Families through MISSION UNITED
- It all begins with a visit - Hello Sunny!
To download the 2014 Annual Report to the Community, please click here.
To download the latest version of the Broward Six Pillars plan with the current status of tactics and successes, please click here.
To view a short video of Broward County community leaders talking about Six Pillars, please click here.
Over 350 Broward County business, civic, government leaders and residents are leading the Six Pillars strategic planning process for Broward County.
At the state level, the Six Pillars process is led by The Florida Chamber Foundation, and is meant to help communities throughout the state of Florida prosper and create high paying jobs by creating a visioning process through 2030. Six Pillars is addressing these topics which have been deemed critical to economic success in the future.
(1) Talent Supply & Education
(2) Innovation & Economic Development
(3) Infrastructure & Growth Leadership
(4) Business Climate & Competitiveness
(5) Civic & Governance Systems
(6) Quality of Life & Quality Places
To see the Florida Chamber's Florida Scorecard, which provides data on all the counties in Florida and other information, please click here.
Second Annual Broward Six Pillars Report to the Community Event held on April 30, 2015
First Annual Broward Six Pillars Report to the Community Event held on February 21, 2014
Broward County Named an Official Six Pillars Community on October 17, 2012! To read story from the Sun-Sentinel, please click here.
Pictured left to right as Broward County is named a Six Pillars Community are: Ron Drew, Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance; Bob Swindell, Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance; J. David Armstrong, Jr., Broward College; H. Wayne Huizenga; James Murley, South Florida Regional Planning Council; Broward County Commissioner Chip LaMarca; and Dale Brill, Florida Chamber Foundation.
Participants discuss Six Pillars at the October, 2012 launch event.
To see other photos from the Celebration Launch event, please click here.
To provide feedback on any of the plans, please send your comments to Ron Drew at firstname.lastname@example.org
To provide online feedback regarding the Broward County plan, please click here.
““Our goal is to bring as many stakeholders as possible into Broward’s Six Pillars planning process,” said David Armstrong, one of the Six Pillars co-chairs and president of Broward College. “Members of our community will have an opportunity to jointly agree on priorities for our County, make decisions that prompt action, measure progress, and make periodic adjustments to the Plan when appropriate.”
“Each of the Six Pillars topics is important in its own right," said Broward County Commissioner Chip LaMarca and a Six Pillars co-chair. “When we bring them all together to develop a strategic vision, we will most assuredly impact our future success by creating high wage jobs, a vibrant community prepared for the future and the tools we need in Broward County to compete in an increasing global competitive environment.”
J. David Armstrong, Jr.
President of Broward College and
Immediate Past Chairman of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance
Fort Lauderdale office of Fisher and Phillips LLP
Chair of The Broward Workshop
Broward Market President
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Commissioner Chip LaMarca
Broward County Board of County Commissioners
South Florida Regional Planning Council
Steering Committee Members
Anthony Abbate, Associate Provost for the Broward Campuses, Florida Atlantic University (Co-Chair - Talent Supply & Education)
Captain Nichole Anderson, Chief of Court Services, Broward County Sheriff's Department (Co-Chair – Quality of Life & Quality Places)
Commissioner Patricia Asseff, City of Hollywood (Co-Chair - Civic & Governance Systems)
Cindy Arenberg Seltzer, Children's Services Council of Broward County
Josie Bacallao, President/CEO, Hispanic Unity of Florida
Howard Bakalar, Senior Vice President, United Way of Broward County
Earl Bosworth, Director, Broward County Cultural Division
Kevin Boyd, Boyd Public Relations
Sidney Calloway, Partner, Shutts & Bowen LLP
Kathleen Cannon, President/CEO, United Way of Broward County
Isabel Cosio Carballo, Director of Public Affairs, South Florida Regional Planning Council
Linda Carter, President/CEO, Community Foundation of Broward
Gretchen Cassini, Assistant to the County Administrator, Broward County
Steven Cernak, Port Director, Broward County Port Everglades
Carla Coleman, Former Eecutive Director, Urban Land Institute SE Florida/Caribbean
Michael De Lucca, President/CEO, Broward Regional Health Planning Council, Inc.
Danielle DeVito-Hurley, Attorney, GUNSTER
The Honorable Bobby DuBose, State Representative (Co-Chair - Civic & Governance Systems)
Jon Ferrando, Executive Vice President, AutoNation (Co-Chair – Business Climate & Competitiveness)
Carlton Fleming, Director - Performance Management, Broward County Public Schools
Kim Gorsuch, Circuit 17 , Community Development Administrator, Florida Department of Children and Families
Ric Green, President/CEO, Greater Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce
Nicki Grossman, President, Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau
George Hanbury II, Ph.D., President/CEO, Nova Southeastern University
Mason Jackson, President/CEO, CareerSource Broward (Co-Chair – Talent Supply & Education)
Jorene Jameson, Past President/CEO, Broward Education Foundation (Co-Chair – Talent Supply & Education)
The Honorable Shevrin D. Jones, State Representative
Gloria Katz, Executive Director, Smart Growth Partnership
Kathy Koch, President/CEO, Ambit Advertising and Public Relations (Co-Chair – Business Climate & Competitiveness)
Roy Krause, Retired President/CEO, SFN Group (Co-Chair – Talent Supply & Education)
Dan Lindblade, CAE, President/CEO, Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce
Tom Loffredo, Shareholder, GrayRobinson
Albert Massey III, Esquire, MASSEY, COICAN & KING, LLC (Co-Chair – Civic & Governance Systems)
Dev Motwani, President and CFO, Merrimac Ventures (Co-Chair – Innovation & Economic Development)
Ramola Motwani, Chairwoman, Merrimac Ventures (Co-Chair – Talent Supply & Education)
Peggy Nordeen, CEO, Starmark International (Co-Chair – Innovation & Economic Development)
Jennifer O’Flannery Anderson, Ph.D., Vice President for Advancement and Community Relations,
Nova Southeastern University (Co-Chair – Quality of Life & Quality Places)
Linda Quick, President, South Florida Hospital & Healthcare Association
Robert Runcie, Superintendent, Broward County Public Schools
Laurie Sallarulo, CEO, Leadership Broward Foundation, Inc.
Norm Seavers, Associate Vice President - Institute for Economic Development, Broward College
Kelley Shanley, President/CEO, Broward Center for the Performing Arts (Co-Chair – Quality of Life & Quality Places)
Henry Sniezek, Director - Planning and Environmental Regulation Division, Broward County
Gregory Stuart, Executive Director, Broward MPO (Co-Chair – Infrastructure & Growth Leadership)
Bob Swindell, President/CEO, Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance
Mary Lou Tighe, Executive Director, Broward League of Cities
Stella Tokar, IOM, PCC, CDP, President/CEO, Bold Consulting
Susanne Torriente, Assistant City Manager, City of Fort Lauderdale (Co-Chair – Infrastructure & Growth Leadership)
Scott Verner, President/CEO, Nipro Diagnostics (Co-Chair – Business Climate & Competitiveness)
Ben Wesley, Area Manager, Florida Power & Light (Co-Chair – Innovation & Economic Development)
A special thank you to the following Six Pillars volunteer facilitators:
Jose Batalla, Baxter Martin Advertising
Kareen Boutros, The Broward Workshop
Ron Drew, Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance
Anne Hotte, Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
Jody Leshinsky, Broward Cultural Division
Shawn Oden, JP Morgan Chase
Shawn Sackman, SunTrust Bank
Norm Seavers, Broward College
Carolyn Stewart, Ed.D., Broward County Public Schools
Ana Zeinieh, City of Coral Springs