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“Ready or Not, Here Growth Comes” Second Broward College Village Square Dinner Explores Population Growth in Broward County
Published Wednesday, February 12, 2020

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Broward College, in conjunction with the Community Foundation of Broward, presents the second Village Square Dinner at the Square, which provides the public with a safe, comfortable forum to debate diverse issues of local, state, and national importance. The second topic of 2020, “Ready or Not, Here Growth Comes,” is all about the future of Broward County and takes place on Wednesday, Feb. 26, from 6:45 to 8:30 pm.

Statistics show that the county’s population is expected to increase to nearly 2 million by 2021, and over the next five years, approximately 167,320 new residents, bringing the total to 2.1 million in 2022. Guests can expect to hear discussion on the growing concern for Broward County’s ever-expanding population and how it will affect the local economy.

The panel will feature community representatives and topic experts of divergent viewpoints.  Brian Bandell from the South Florida Business Journal will be moderating the debate, along with panel speakers Susan L. Trevarthen (Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, P.L.) and Kyle Jones (NAIOP). The panel will cover questions on how we balance planning, infrastructure, property rights, and growth.

Broward College is a leading institution for learning inside and outside of the classroom. While both educational and entertaining, the collaboration between Broward College and the Village Square opens civil dialogues on controversial issues to increase factual accuracy and healthy political and social conversations within the community.

All Village Square events, hosted at the Funky Buddha Brewery at 1201 NE 38th Street, in Oakland Park, include dinner during the discussions. Tickets range from $35-103 for pre-registered guests. For more information, visit


About Broward College:

Serving more than 63,000 students annually, Broward College provides residents with certificate programs, two-year university-transfer degrees, two-year career degrees and baccalaureate degrees in selected programs. The mission of the college is to provide high-quality educational programs and services that are affordable and accessible to a diverse community of learners. Broward College does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities.  For more information, visit


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