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Mayor Rich Walker
Mayor Rich Walker

A Message from Mayor Rich Walker

In February, we honor Black History all month long. We also honor President’s Day and Valentine’s Day. Sadly, in our community, this will also be a reminder of the horrific tragedy that took place in our city.

On Sunday, February 14, 2021, we will commemorate the third anniversary of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in a Pine Trails Park ceremony.  As we come together to remember those we lost, yet it is another example of Parkland families and the larger community uniting when it matters most.

We have seen many examples of this in recent years in an attempt to effect positive change. And, of course, our community is forever grateful for the strength that our families continue to demonstrate as they work toward safer schools and safer communities—not just here but nationwide.

Mental wellness continues to be a vital focal point for our residents as we all continue to work through everything we have endured. We have many partners locally who can assist, such as Broward 211, Children’s Bereavement Center, and Eagles’ Haven.

Visit cityofparkland.org/mentalwellness for more resources, and let’s continue to take care of one another.  We cannot afford to overlook the greatest resource we have—one another.

Rich Walker
City of Parkland, Florida

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