Caribbean American Mayor in South Florida to be honored

LAUDERDALE LAKES – On Saturday, August 25 the Westgate Homeowners’ Association plans to recognized and honor Lauderdale Lakes’ Mayor Samuel Brown.

Mayor Brown has the unique distinction of being the first Caribbean-American Mayor of the city since March 1998.

Sam Brown graduated from Calabar College in Kingston, Jamaica and enjoyed a successful career as an educator. The Honorable Mayor Brown leads the charge in various endeavors to benefit the needy in the City of Lauderdale Lakes. He spear-headed efforts for an annual Thanksgiving Food Drive, Angel Tree Gift Giving Program, Caribbean Hurricane Relief Effort and Asian Tsunami Donation Drive, in addition to establishing a scholarship fund for local high school students and inaugurated a City newspaper.

Mayor Samuel S. Brown

Community Involvement

At the young age of 83, Sam Brown remains active in his community. He is an active member of the National Conference of Black Mayors, served as a member of the Florida Medical Center Board of Directors; the Broward League of Cities’ Health and Social Resources Committee; the Metropolitan Planning Organization of Broward County; and the Kiwanis Club of Lauderdale Lakes/West Sunrise. He also holds the rank of Major in the Broward Sheriff’s Office Citizen Observer Patrol of Lauderdale Lakes.

Mayor Sam Brown is a unifying force in the community exemplifying his message of “Unity in Diversity” through his many civic, charitable and philanthropic endeavors.

From a citizens’ perspective, the Honorable Samuel Brown is a man of quiet dignity and principled moral ethics. His focus has always been in the service of his fellow man. As such, he has created a “Legacy of Hope” in the form of the Mayor Samuel S. Brown Scholarship Fund to assist High School graduates in the City of Lauderdale Lakes in the pursuit of higher education.

The Westgate Homeowners’ Association will hold a special dinner event on Saturday, August 25 at Diamante’s Banquet Center – 6501 West Commercial Blvd. Ft. Lauderdale at 6:30pm.

The community is asked to show their support, tickets are $75 and there will be a Samuel S. Brown Legacy of Hope Journal in which proceeds from the Journal will benefit the Mayor Samuel S. Brown Scholarship Fund.

Interested persons can contact Gwen Denton, President of Westgate Homeowners’ Association at 954-297-5852 to purchase tickets or place an ad in the Journal.

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