Broward County’s new Mayor is a familiar face who served in that capacity three years ago. On Tuesday county commissioners unanimously appointed Barbara Sharief as the county’s mayor, a ceremonial position. She will serve for one year. Commissioner Baum Furr was also unanimously named as the vice-mayor.
Sharief made history as the county’s first black female mayor when she served in from November 2013 to November 2014. She was first elected to the Broward Commission in November 2010, representing District 8 serving the diverse population of the cities of Hallandale Beach, Miramar, Pembroke Pines, Pembroke Park and West Park. She was reelected by District voters in August, 2014 for a second term.
Her husband Max, a Jamaican American is a commissioner on the City of Miramar Commission where Sharief began her career also as a commissioner in 2009.