February 3 2023
Florida Severe Weather Awareness Week
Severe weather can happen at any time. Did you know Florida is the lightning capital of North America, and rip currents kill more people in Florida in an average year than hurricanes? Be prepared for severe weather year-round. Increase your knowledge of potential weather hazards, review your safety plans and help keep Broward County ready and resilient during Florida Severe Weather Awareness Week. Follow Broward County Emergency Management on Facebook and Twitter for year-round emergency information.
1% Property Tax Discount Ends February 28
There’s still time to save on your 2022 property tax bills. They must be paid by March 31, 2023 to avoid delinquency interest fees and penalties, but property owners can still get an early payment discount of 1% if the bill is paid in full February 28.  Learn more​
RenFest Returns to Quiet Waters Park 
Celebrate the 31st annual Florida Renaissance Festival, a one-of-a-kind family-friendly event that runs weekends, February 4, 2023, through March 26, 2023, 10AM to sunset at Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield Beach. The festival, sponsored by Broward County Parks, Library and VisitLauderdale, is for all ages. It features multiple new attractions and popular older ones. And where else are you going to see jousting knights, royalty, roving musicians and magicians while munching on giant turkey legs? Visit Ren-Fest.comto buy tickets and for a complete list of events.​
Airport Ambassadors Wanted at FLL
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is looking for ambassadors for three programs. Airport Ambassadors are goodwill diplomats making a positive impression on the millions of passengers traveling annually through the airport. Volunteers are a vital part of the Aviation Department’s commitment to SUNsational customer service. For more information or to apply to become an Airport Ambassador visit the Community section of fll.net.
Happy Birthday Broward County Parks!  
Sunrise at a Broward County Park
In February 1956, the Broward County Board of County Commissioners established the Parks and Recreation Division. Over the next 67 years, Broward County Parks would come to manage more than 50 parks encompassing more than 6,500 acres with a diversity of wildlife, recreation and educational opportunities. Share your best memories of Park experiences on their social media pages across InstagramFacebook, and Twitter with #HappyBirthdayBrowardParks!
Quick Reminder
Library’s ArtLit, a free community celebration of art and literature for all ages, will be held Saturday, February 4 at South Regional Broward College Library from Noon to 5PM. 
Upcoming Commission Meetings
Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Tuesday, February 21, 2023

All meetings start at 10AM. See full Commission Meeting schedule
Bridges, a weekly newsletter from the Board of County Commissioners, is produced by the Office of Public Communications.