City Commission Honors Bob Mayersohn For His New Presidential Role
Commissioner Isrow, Vice Mayor Ken Cutler, Commissioner Bob Mayersohn, Commissioner Simeon Brier, and Mayor Rich Walker at the May 18 meeting. {City of Parkland}

By Jill Fox

Anyone who frequents Parkland events has probably had the opportunity to meet Commissioner Bob Mayersohn.

Whether on the soccer field for Parkland Buddy Sports, reading stories to elementary school children, or perusing the farmers market, Mayersohn can always be found at city gatherings.

A commissioner since 2016 and a constant advocate for residents of all ages, it was only fitting to name a day after him.

At the May 18 City Commission meeting, Mayor Walker proclaimed it “Bob Mayersohn Day,” and dignitaries, including State Representative Christine Hunschofsky and Congressman Ted Deutsch (via video), congratulated Mayersohn on his newly elected role of president of the Broward League of Cities.

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“The installation of Bob as president of the countywide organization is yet another example of his commitment to public service and to the residents of the city of Parkland and Broward County,” said Walker.

The Broward League of Cities is a non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and resolving issues facing the 31 cities and municipalities in the county. Mayersohn explains it as a leadership role providing information and education to municipal officials.

“For those of you who do not know what the Broward league of cities does, they help advocate, so all the cities of Broward county have a voice,” said Hunschofsky.

The league identifies problems affecting day-to-day operations, including county, state, and federal legislation. Dedicated committees conduct research and recommend policies affecting education, housing, economic concerns, and municipal services.

“When Bob moved to Florida in 1983, he immediately involved himself in community causes,” said Deutsch, “He has gone above and beyond to exemplify what it means to serve one’s own community throughout his tenure in public service.”

Golfers Tee Up For Parkland Buddy Sports Golf Classic May 13
Golfers Tee Up For Parkland Buddy Sports Golf Classic; Photo by Ken Webster {Courtesy Parkland Buddy Sports}

Mayersohn was taken back by the show of appreciation but especially by the American Flag flown in honor of his Broward League of Cities swearing-in ceremony, per the request of Deutsch.

“To have a flag flown over the Capitol was really special, and it happened to be on my birthday,” said Mayersohn.

Hunschofsky said Bob would do an “amazing job” representing the residents.

“This is an exciting opportunity not only for me personally but for our commission, city staff, and our residents,” said Mayersohn. “I look forward not only to embrac[ing] our strengths but to understand our vulnerabilities as we explore new ways to tackle the obstacles that our cities face.”

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Jill Fox
Jill Fox
Jill Fox is an Emmy Award-winning writer and producer. She has worked in public relations and television for over 20 years. Fox lives in Parkland with her husband and their two children.

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