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  Jacobs, Kristin
NameKristin Jacobs
Address2600 N.E. 14 Street Causeway
Pompano Beach, Florida , United States
Website [Link]
Born Unknown
Last ModifedRBH
Jan 23, 2016 08:47pm
Tags Methodist -
InfoBroward County Commissioner Kristin Jacobs works to find ways to improve the lives of Broward�s residents. Whether helping support victims of domestic violence through her work with Women In Distress; halting the development of Enron�s power plants in our neighborhoods; or initiating environmental programs that keep our air and water clean, Commissioner Jacobs� first priority is Broward County.

Supporting her efforts is her husband Stuart and their three children, Rick age 18, Lauren, age 15 and Mitchell age 8.

A few of the programs Kristin has championed on the County Commission include:

The creation of more than 180 miles of Greenways and Trails system connecting our neighborhoods, parks, schools, community and cultural centers which will provide a greener and more walkable Broward County.

Changing the minimum salary threshold for the County�s 6000 employees by implementing a Living Wage of 10 percent above the Federal Poverty Line. This means tax dollars do not support a wage that must be subsidized by other government agencies, family, or non-profits organizations in order for a county employee to be self-sustaining.

Commissioner Jacobs may be most recognized for her work to protect our natural resources including our water and air. Her support has been central to the creation of water conservation and preservation programs such as NatureScape Broward and Watermatters.

Key to Commissioner Jacob�s vision for Broward�s future is reinventing our urban corridors and downtown areas while building a sense of community through the principals of Smart Growth, affordable housing and easy-to use transportation. For many Broward residents health or age related issues make driving a car impossible. Commissioner Jacobs fought to create and fund a network of community shuttles which brings mass transit opportunities into our neighborhoods. She has consistently backed alternative transportation options that move people not cars, including mass transit, Tri-Rail and a Regional Transportation Authority.

And there is so much more to do! Next on Commissioner Jacob�s action plan for Broward County is developing �green� building policies. As we renovate and rebuild County owned properties, Broward County can set the example for commercial developers by using products that produce less waste, are less toxic and consume less energy. Commissioner Jacobs is also working to find ways to ensure our middle income families can find affordable housing as we redevelop our urban neighborhoods.

Kristin�s efforts to re-shape our community include service on the following:

Water Resource Advisory Committee, South Florida Water Management District
Florida Association of Counties - Director
South Florida Regional Planning Council � Chair 2001
Florida Regional Council�s Association
Broward League of Cities, Director
Metropolitan Planning Organization
Water Advisory Board
Resource Recovery Board
Community Bus Application & Evaluation Committee - Chair
Homeless Initiative Partnership
EV (Electric Vehicle) Ready Broward
Broward League of Women Voters
Broward Urban River Trails
Women In Distress, Board of Directors
Pompano Proud
Greater Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce, Director
Greater Deerfield Beach Chamber of Commerce
Deerfield Beach Historical Society - Director
Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber - Uptown Business Council, Director
Sample-McDougald House Preservation Society - Director
PTA - Pompano Beach Elementary, Pompano Beach High

Kristin�s awards & achievements include:

2003 � Eco Awards - Al Gore Award � City Link
2003 - Woman of the Year - Democratic Women's Clubs of Northeast Broward
2003 � Humanitarian of the Year � Soref Jewish Community Center
2002 - Heart Award -Elected Official of the Year - Children�s� Consortium
2002 - Elected Official of the Year - Cresthaven Civic Association
2002 - Environmentalist of the Year - Broward Young Democrats
2002 - Elected Official of the Year - Broward Housing & Community Development Task Force
2001 - Best Governmental Official - Reader�s Choice - City Link Magazine
2001 - Environmental Professional of the Year, Southeast Florida Society of Energy Engineers
2001 - REALTOR Appreciation Award, REALTOR Association of Greater Fort Lauderdale
2000 - Woman Who Leads With Her Heart, Friends of OUR House
2000 - Government Official of the Year, Broward Coalition for the Homeless
2000 - Most Eco-friendly Government Official in Broward, City Link Magazine
1999 - Trailblazer of the Year, Broward Young Democrats
1999 - Paul Harris Fellow, The Rotary International - Davie Chapter
1999 - First Lady of Broward, Broward County Fair Association
1999 - Woman of the Year, American Jewish Congress - Southeast Region
1999 - Best Local Government Official in Broward County, New Times Magazine


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