Tidbits from David Volz

Coral Springs honors officers

The City of Coral Springs honored high performing members of its police department during a recent commission meeting. Sergeant Carla Miller was honored, “In recognition of your exemplary supervision and leadership skills throughout the year and your positive impact on our department and community, we are proud to honor you as Coral Springs Police Department’s 2020 Supervisor of the Year.”

Detective Diane Wantuck was honored, “In recognition of your consistently exemplary service throughout the year and your positive impact on our department and community, we are proud to honor you as Coral Springs Police Department’s 2020 Officer of the Year.”


Broward School Board still looking for interim superintendent

The Broward County School Board will continue searching for an interim superintendent to replace outgoing superintendent Robert Runcie. The Board rejected all the candidates who applied for the interim position. It had only accepted internal applicants. Now it will accept external applicants. The person selected to be the interim cannot apply for the permanent superintendent position. Board members hope to have a person in place by July and must have someone in the position by August 10, Runcie’s last day. If a suitable applicant is not found by then, an individual will be appointed as interim superintendent.


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Gov. Ron DeSantis announces Florida Python Challenge

Governor Ron DeSantis announced the opening of registration for the 2021 Florida Python Challenge® which will be held July 9-18, 2021. Registration is now open and members of the public can take the online training and then compete to remove invasive Burmese pythons from the wild.  “Since taking office, I have been focused on protecting, restoring and preserving the Everglades for future generations,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “As a part of my focus, I’ve charged FWC with dedicating more resources and taking innovative approaches to removing invasive Burmese Pythons. At my direction, the state has taken unprecedented steps to increase python removal, including hosting the Python Challenge annually, and expanding access for python hunters to 134,000 acres of state parks and the Big Cypress National Preserve. As a result of our efforts, FWC had a record year for python removal in 2020, and has now removed more than 13,000 pythons since 2000. I’m proud to be here today to kick off registration for another Python Challenge, and I look forward to seeing this year’s results.” “As a Miami native, I am proud to say that this administration not only recognizes the importance of the Everglades, but is taking action to protect our most critical resource,” said Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez. “Today, as we announce the Python Challenge and continued record funding for the environment, this administration remains committed to standing strong on behalf of the Everglades and our incredible water resources in Florida.” “Under the leadership of Gov. Ron DeSantis, we are making great strides to conserve our native wildlife and ecosystems, but we must not waver,” said FWC Chairman Rodney Barreto.  “Partnerships like those represented today are vital in the fight against invasive species.” 


Coral Springs Commission grants recognition

The Coral Springs Commission recognized Kate Maston for being the first female in Coral Springs Charter School’s History to play on the Panther’s Varsity Baseball Team. The Panthers had a successful season.

The Coral Springs Commission proclaimed June as LGBTQ+ Pride Month in the City of Coral Springs. It was stated that it is important to stand in solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community. Tonight for the first time we recognize June as LGBTQ+ Pride Month. This is a tradition we look to expand upon for years to come.

The Commission proclaimed June 4 as National Gun Violence Awareness Day in Coral Springs.

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