The City Commission recently recognized several special people:

Store Manager, Scott Fiorilli accepted an award for Publix Winston Park, which was honored for its support of city events and programs.

 

 

The Mayor’s Award was given to players in the Coconut Creek Basketball League that exhibited exemplary sportsmanship and
great attitudes.

 

The newest CERT members were recognized.

 

Novel Day at Atlantic Technical High School

Novelist Dr. Robin Cook discusses
his career with students

Participating high schools in Broward County hosted Novel Day for Students in conjunction
with the Literary Feast 2014, a celebration of books and authors. As part of
this event, Literary Feast authors speak with students about writing as a
career. Dr. Robin Cook, a renowned novelist and physician, was assigned to
Atlantic Technical High School as their author. 

Dr. Robin Cook inspired students and staff with the proof of just what can be done with
planning, effort, discipline, and opportunity. Students were spellbound as he
spoke about his accomplishments in the field of medicine, which served as the
inspiration for his 33 best-selling medical thrillers and over a dozen screenplays.
He encouraged students to experience the world, to try new things, and to have
their own adventures, so that they too will have something to say
 

Afterwards, students and staff members stayed to have their pictures taken with Dr. Robin
Cook.

First Annual Resident Survey A
Resounding Success!

In April, the city conducted their first annual community survey to solicit input from
residents More than 700 residents responded to the comprehensive, 15-minute
survey, which asked questions about city programs and services such as the dog
park and fitness centers, overall city services such as water and police, the
appearance of streets and medians, and even how staff communicates with
residents. It also provided a place for residents to share their thoughts on
possible amenities for the MainStreet project, and introduced approximately 300
additional residents to the city’s weekly online newsletter, the Cocogram! 

The city is currently analyzing the results of the survey and anticipates reporting the
results in the August issue of Coconut
Creek Life
, as well as on the city website, so stay tuned!

The
APWA Awards

Coconut Creek selected as a contender

The City of Coconut Creek New Public Works Administration Building has been selected as
one of the American Public Works Association’s SCRC Public Works
Projects of the Year
for 2014. The APWA Awards Program was
established to recognize outstanding individuals, groups, and chapters
representing the best in the public works profession.

The 24,950-sq.-ft. building houses the offices for the Public Works Department as
well as the City’s Police Records Division. The building also functions as a
“flee to” communications site for the Broward Sheriff’s Office in the event
communications fail at other sites in the county. The design of the new Public
Works Administration building incorporates energy conservation and
sustainability elements using the United States Green Building Council Leadership
in Energy and Environmental Design LEED program to contribute to the project
goal of LEED Silver certification.

Special recognition goes to the primary contractor Kaufman Lynn Construction and the
primary consultant Walters Zackria.