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South Florida Regional Council

The SFRC is a public policy agency providing state and local policymakers with the information they need to build South Floridians a better future.


Current Presentations

Previous Presentations

Tri-Rail Miami Link Briefing for South Florida Regional Council

Mr. Jack Stephens
Executive Director
South Florida Regional Transportation Authority

Please click here to view Mr. Stephens’ Powerpoint Presentation

Please click here to view a video of Mr. Stephens’ Presentation

Florida Bay and Everglades Restoration Initiatives

A joint presentation by
Robert Johnson, Director of the South Florida Natural Resources Center/Science Advisor to the Office of Everglades Restoration Initiatives and
Kimberly Taplin, Strategic Program Manager and Tribal Liason at the Jacksonville Office of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Please click here to view Mr. Johnson’s Powerpoint Presentation

Please click here to view Ms. Taplin’s Powerpoint Presentation

Miami-Dade County MPO Strategic Miami Area Rapid Transit (SMART) Plan

Aileen Boucle, AICP, Executive Director of the Miami-Dade Metropolitan Planning Organization

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Zika Virus Update

Patrick Jenkins

Please click here to view Mr. Jenkins’ Powerpoint Presentation

Please click here to view Mr. Jenkins’ video presentation.

Patrick Jenkins currently serves as the Communicable Disease Director with the Florida Department of Health in Broward County. In his position, he oversees the Epidemiology, HIV Surveillance, Sexually Transmitted Disease, Tuberculosis, Refugee Health, Hepatitis and Perinatal Prevention Programs. Prior to his current position he served as Epidemiology Program Manager. He has been employed by Florida Department of Health in Broward since 2006.

His previous public health experience includes performing research at the Center for Bioterrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction Preparedness at Nova Southeastern University, teaching health-related undergraduate and graduate coursework at the University of Phoenix and Barry University, coordinating infectious disease research and advising university administration on occupational health issues at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and supervising disease intervention functions as a CDC Public Health Advisor. In total, Mr. Jenkins has more than 25 years of public health experience. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology/Gerontology from Appalachian State University, a Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Tennessee and has completed doctoral studies at University of Tennessee Health Science Center and Florida International University. Additionally, Mr. Jenkins has authored and co-authored multiple publications.

Florida’s Sunshine Law

Samuel S. Goren, Esq.

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Please click here to view Mr. Goren’s video presentation.

Mr. Goren concentrates his practice in the areas of sophisticated local government, municipal and administrative matters including direct contact with City Commissioners, other public officials, City Managers, and strategic personnel affecting the work of his municipal and other public clients. Mr. Goren is experienced in the area of election law as long-term legal counsel for the then nationally recognized Supervisor of Elections, during Election 2000. Since 1997, Mr. Goren has been instrumental in the formation of city-owned and operated Charter Schools. Mr. Goren has also served as Special Magistrate in Code Enforcement and related matters for multiple municipalities throughout the State of Florida. Mr. Goren also serves as special counsel in matters affecting annexation, special assessments, intra-governmental conflicts, and regional planning activities, including assignments as a Special Masgistrate in Burt J. Harris cases, and Florida Land Use and Environmental Dispute Resolution Act matters. Further, his expertise in statewide land use, zoning, and eminent domain matters, have qualified him as an expert witness throughout the State and a resource for government officials and the private sector.

Mr. Goren serves as the City Attorney for the Cities of North Lauderdale, Pembroke Pines, and Tamarac. He serves as General Counsel for the South Florida Regional Planning Council, the Hillsboro Inlet District, the North Lauderdale Water Control District, the Housing Authority of the City of North Lauderdale, and the Brevard County Charter Review Commission. He served as City Attorney for Coral Springs from 1993 to 2010 and served as General Counsel to the North Broward Hospital District (Broward Health) from 2009-2015. He has been designated as a preeminent (AV-rated) attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, a nationally recognized rating service for attorneys. He has been designated as a Top Government Attorney, 2011 Top Lawyer in South Florida, and 2016 Top Governmental Attorney by South Florida Legal Guide. Further designations include: Super Lawyer in the areas of Government/Cities/Municipalities, Land Use/Zoning, and Administrative Law by Super Lawyers/Florida/2009-2015; and, Legal Elite/Legal Leader for 2014 in the areas of Government and Administrative by Florida Trend Magazine.

Mr. Goren is a Certified Florida Supreme Court and Circuit Court Mediator and has served as Mediator at the request of both governmental and private parties. Mr. Goren is also a frequent lecturer for the Florida Bar, the Institute of Government at Florida Atlantic University, the Lorman Foundation, CLE International, and other local governmental agencies in the areas of municipal and governmental practice, Sunshine Law, Ethics, Public Records and Eminent Domain. – See more at: http://www.cityatty.com/attorneys/samuel-s-goren/#sthash.SJqMsA4f.dpuf

Proposed America’s Dream Mall and the Graham Properties

Mark R. Woerner, AICP
Assistant Director for Planning
Planning Division

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Powerpoint Presentation

Saltwater Intrusion and Potential Effects on Water Supply in South Florida

Peter J. Kwiatkowski

Video Presentation

Powerpoint Presentation

Peter J. Kwiatkowski, P.G. is the Manager of the Resource Evaluation Section, Water Supply Bureau of the South Florida Water Management (SFWMD) in West Palm Beach, FL. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, and a Master of Science degree in Hydrogeology from the University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida. He is a licensed Professional Geologist in good standing in the State of Florida. He has been with SFWMD for over 17 years and currently manages a group of hydrogeologists and engineers charged with conducting groundwater level monitoring (including saltwater intrusion), hydrogeologic studies, aquifer evaluations, and groundwater modeling to support the SFWMD’s water supply mission element. Prior to that, Mr. Kwiatkowski was a private consultant for 11years managing and conducting groundwater resource assessment projects.

SFRC Events

9:30 am TOOLS Buffet @ CMAA Recreation Complex
TOOLS Buffet @ CMAA Recreation Complex
Oct 27 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
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Regional Events

Regional Events

9:00 am Health and Built Environment Com... @ Miami Center for Architecture and Design (MCAD)
Health and Built Environment Com... @ Miami Center for Architecture and Design (MCAD)
Nov 8 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
10:00 am Florida Brownfields Association ...
Florida Brownfields Association ...
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Location varies, Contact Becky Buice for conference call information:  becky@nstephens.com  http://www.floridabrownfields.org/

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Featured Board Members

Mario J. Bailey

Mario J. Bailey

Miami-Dade County
Beam Furr

Beam Furr

Broward County Commissioner
Greg Ross

Greg Ross

Cooper City Mayor
Xavier Suarez

Xavier Suarez

Miami-Dade County Commissioner

Programs and Projects

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Dispute Resolution

disputeThe Council’s Regional Dispute Resolution Process (RDRP) was adopted in response to the requirements of Chapter 186.509, Florida Statutes.


The Visioning process involves a series of free-wheeling meetings among a broad cross-section of stakeholders.

State Data Center

As an affiliate of the Florida State Data Center, the SFRC receives and distributes data from the U.S. Bureau of the Census and other sources.



The SFRC uses a Geographic Information System (GIS) to produce display maps and assist the planning staff in its analytical work.

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