Mayor Steve Geller has assumed chairmanship of the Council following the resignation of Commissioner Levine Cava as her term as Commissioner comes to an end.

Mr. Geller was appointed to the South Florida Regional Planning Council’s Executive Committee in January 2017. “His record of leadership and public service began in 1988 when he served the people of Broward County as a Florida State Representative. In 1998 he was elected to the Florida Senate, where he would spend the next ten years. In November of 2016 he was elected to serve the people of District 5 in Broward County, which includes the cities of Southwest Ranches and Cooper City and portions of Davie, Plantation, Sunrise, Weston and Pembroke Pines.”

Most recently, Mr. Geller chaired the joint meeting held between the Treasure Coast and South Florida Regional Planning Councils, which focused primarily on issues related to regional water supply, quality, and funding for critical infrastructure and Florida’s Coral Reef.

“We were delighted to meet with our counterparts at the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council this morning. Together the South Florida and Treasure Coast RPCs serve seven counties and 6.8 million residents representing one-third of Florida’s population. We understand the importance of a regional approach on many major issues. Today’s meeting focused on Water issues, including drinking water, the Everglades, Lake Okeechobee, flood control, environmental, and other water issues critical to life in South Florida. The Councils will continue their multi-year collaboration to work together to address critical issues facing Southeast Florida and create a better future and quality of life for our residents.” ~ Steve Geller ~

We wish the very best to outgoing Chairwoman Levine Cava in her next endeavor and thank her for her continued support of our mission. It has been a pleasure to work with her since her appointment to the Council in March of 2015. We continue to anticipate great things for the years to come by enabling our region with the tools and support they need to succeed and help make South Florida a vibrant and beautiful place to work and live.