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Broward County Board of County Commissioners
The Broward County Board of County Commissioners is the legislative branch of Broward County government, while the county administrator handles the administrative functions. In addition to county government, Broward has 31 municipalities that serve local residents and businesses.
At the center of a metropolitan area of more than 5.4 million people, Broward County operates Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Port Everglades, as well as dozens of other county departments and programs.
For expanding and relocating businesses, county agencies vigilantly pursue opportunities to streamline and expedite permitting procedures, while building and maintaining a solid infrastructure for businesses and residents.
The County Commission is comprised of nine members who are elected by district. Each commissioner must be a resident of the particular district for which seat he/she seeks election. Each year, the commission elects a mayor who serves as the county's official representative and ceremonial dignitary and provides leadership on issues facing the county.
The commission appoints the county administrator, county attorney and commission auditor. The commission also appoints numerous advisory and regulatory boards. The County Commission meets in formal session the first four Tuesdays each month at 10 a.m. in Room 422 of the Broward County Governmental Center. The public is encouraged to attend commission meetings.
Broward County Administrator
Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development
Broward County offers extensive online services and information through the county’s website: www.broward.org. Many business-related services can be accessed through the Office of Economic and Small Business Development. In addition, the “Broward-by-the-Numbers” section has valuable market information on the county’s demographics and workforce. Other services include:
• Business development services
Broward Calendar of Events