Albert C. Jones Appointed Broward County Commissioner District 9

FT. LAUDERDALE – The Governor’s appointment of Albert C. Jones to serve as Broward County Commissioner for District 9 officially goes into effect today, Monday, November 30, 2009.

A swearing-in ceremony for Commissioner Jones takes place on Tuesday, December 1, during the regularly scheduled County Commission meeting at 10 a.m. He will be sworn in by Broward County Circuit Court Judge Elijah Williams. Commission District 9 includes portions of the cities of Fort Lauderdale, Lauderdale Lakes, Lauderhill, North Lauderdale, Oakland Park, Pompano Beach, Wilton Manors, Sunrise, Tamarac and Plantation.

Commissioner Albert C. Jones

Jones, 63, was elected to the Dania Beach city commission in 1993 for a four-year term and again in 2007 as vice mayor, an office he held for one year before serving as mayor for one year. During his 40 years as an educator with Broward County Schools, he coached football and swimming while also teaching physical education at McArthur High School, was assistant athletic director at Everglades High School, directed programs for students with special needs and served as the dean of students at Everglades High School from 2003 to 2008. In 2006, Governor Jeb Bush appointed him to serve on the Broward County School Board for three months. He has served on the board of directors for the South Broward Hospital District since 1999, serving as secretary-treasurer, vice chair and chair.

“It has been an honor to serve my community, and I consider it an incredible privilege to have the opportunity to now serve Broward County as a whole,” said Commissioner Jones. “I look forward to doing what I can to move good governance forward.”

Jones has received numerous awards and recognitions for his public service. He received his bachelor’s degree from Edwards Waters College in Jacksonville and his master’s degree from the University of Northern Colorado.

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