Purpose: Encourage respect, understanding and preservation of the local
history of Broward County.
Collect, arrange, record, preserve and maintain in its archives,
museums, libraries, historical artifacts, data, and all other objects and
material illustrative of and relating to the history and archaeology of
Broward County and of Florida.
Created by: Broward County Ordinance #72-16, enacted November 21, 1972.
Amended by Ordinance #74-10, enacted June 18, 1974, repealing
#72-26; and recreating the Broward County Historical Commission.
Amended by Ordinance #75-32, enacted September 10, 1975,
increasing the membership from five to seven members.
Amended by Ordinance #79-25, enacted April 18,1979, increasing the
membership from seven to fourteen members.
Amended by Ordinance #88-26, enacted June 14, 1988, increasing
the membership from fourteen to eighteen members.
Amended by Ordinance #2001-06, enacted February, 13, 2001,
increasing the membership from sixteen to twenty members.
Amended by Ordinance #2009-10, enacted March 10, 2009,
increasing the membership from twenty to twenty-two members;
adding two (2) at-large members, a representative from the Seminole
Tribe of Florida and a representative from the School Board of
Membership: Twenty-two (22) members.
(1) Each member of the Broward County Commission shall
appoint two (2) members.
(2) The Broward County Commission shall appoint four (4) at-
large members, two (2) of whom, whenever possible, shall be
persons with experience or expertise in the area of
archaeology, general history, historic preservation, museums,
archives, and/or curation; one (1) representative from the
Seminole Tribe of Florida; and one (1) representative from the
School Board of Broward County.
Terms: Section 1-233 of Chapter 1, Article XII, Broward County Code of
Ordinances, as may be amended from time to time.
1) Appointees to the Historical Commission shall serve at the
pleasure of the nominating member of the Board of County
2) Serve until the term of the nominating member of the Board of
County Commissioners expires.
3) In the case of the four (4) at-large members appointed by
majority vote of the County Commission, those appointees
shall serve terms of four (4) years but may be removed at any
time by an affirmative vote of a majority of the County
Quorum: Fifty percent (50%) plus one (1) of the total appointed board members.
Attorney: Karen S. Gordon, Assistant County Attorney, 954-357-7600
Coordinator: David Baber, Administrator and Historic Preservation Officer
151 SW 2nd Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Meetings: Monthly, first Tuesday, at 7:00 p.m.
Financial Disclosure not required.