Miller Joins Finance and Administrative Services
as Director

Scott Miller
Scott Miller
Finance and Administrative Services Department recently welcomed its new director, Dr. Scott Miller. With more than 29 years of experience in both private and public sectors in finance and information technology, Miller has held positions with Turner Broadcasting, Ernst and Young, the County of San Francisco and the City of Beverly Hills. In his position of director, Miller will oversee the operations of the Accounting Division, Enterprise Technology Services and Human Resources, along with Records, Taxes and Treasury, Purchasing and Risk Management divisions. Miller graduated from San Diego State University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, holds a master’s degree in higher education administration from the University of Georgia, and a Ph.D. in public administration from Arizona State University.

Assistant Director Selected for Office of Public Communications

Shelly Turetzky
Shelly Turetzky
Shelly Turetzky has been named assistant director of the Office of Public Communications. For the past three years, Turetzky has been the senior writer for Public Communications. A 17-year veteran of Broward County, Turetzky previously worked in the Parks and Recreation and Libraries Divisions. Prior to the County, Turetzky held marketing communications positions in the private sector with General Electric, NW Ayer and Ammirati and Puris. She graduated from the University of Illinois with a bachelor’s degree in advertising and received her master’s degree in advertising from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

County Employees Volunteer to Make Broward’s Beaches Beautiful

On September 15, the Natural Resources Planning and Management Division (NRPMD) coordinated Broward County’s participation in the Ocean Conservancy’s 27th annual International Coastal Cleanup. Judi Kladerman and Pat Quinn were zone co-captains for the event and organized 13 cleanup sites in coastal municipalities from Deerfield Beach to Hallandale Beach.

County employees who participated in the event as site captains were Katie Hendrickson (Parks and Recreation), Ruth Myles (Human Resources), Julie Ciucevich (Port Everglades), Ryan Goldman and Albert Cummings (Planning and Environmental Regulation), Carlton Smith (Solid Waste and Recycling), and Ken Banks, Lou Fisher, Barbara Powell, Vanessa Brignoni, David Damian, Bob Carew, Lorraine Bertone, Nancy Craig, and Dave Stout (NRPMD). Pat Patrick (Solid Waste and Recycling) and Manette Freas (Pollution Prevention, Remediation and Air Quality) spent the morning traveling between sites helping the captains and distributing additional supplies.

More than 2,400 volunteers collected 7,100 pounds of trash from Broward’s beaches. As in years past, the greatest type of debris by number was cigarettes/smoking items and a total of 23,000 butts were collected from the 13 sites. Some of the more unusual items included a toilet seat, snake head, bar stool, tiara and a set of car keys, much to the relief of the volunteer who lost them. A baby sea turtle and a fresh water turtle were also found by volunteers and released.

Libraries in the Pink for Breast Cancer
Awareness Month

Libraries Pink Group
Back Row:Robert Cannon, Barbara Miller, Shanice Whitehurst, Sigrid Scatliffe, Alisa Orange, Karen Chatfield, Denise Mason, Sue Keller, Amy Miller, Helene Palmer, Grace Kewl Center Row:Lillian Perricone, Nicole Palmer, Della Attisani, Margaret Cruz, Julie Hunter, Hayley St. John-Ayre, Elizabeth Prior, Debbie Atwell Sitting:Nancy Scricca, Tashana Minter, Sharon Smart, Catherine McElrath
For the eighth consecutive year, Broward County Libraries Division received grant funding from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation to support breast cancer related programming. During October, Libraries hosted a series of programs, displayed informational exhibits and distributed materials on breast cancer awareness. Two programs will run in November:

Library Cancer Survivers
Cancer survivors Sharon Smart, Library Business Services, and Barbie Jones-Miller, Library Building Services.
November 6: Breast Cancer Awareness Seminar with Westside Medical Center, West Regional Library, 8601 W. Broward Blvd., Plantation, 5 – 7:30 p.m.

November 10: “Through the Lens of a Warrior” exhibit featuring photographs and interviews with breast cancer survivors, North Regional/Broward College Library, 1100 Coconut Creek Blvd., 1 – 2 p.m.

October 23 Was “Scott Danberg Day”

Scott and Pam Danberg
Broward County Mayor John E. Rodstrom, Jr., and Commissioner Lois Wexler present the proclamation to the Danberg family, Pamela, Scott and son, Jack.
The Broward County Board of County Commissioners proclaimed October 23 as “Scott Danberg Day.” Scott, husband of Pamela Danberg, secretary in the Office of Economic and Small Business Development, recently competed in the Fourteenth 2012 Summer Paralympic Games held in London, August 29-September 9.

Danberg participated in both the discus and shot put, but equally thrilling was that his teammates chose him to be the flag bearer and to lead the team in the opening ceremony. In the games, he placed seventh overall in the discus. The London event was his fifth Paralympic Games since 1988. The Danberg family resides in Cooper City.

Mike Serra, maintenance supervisor II, recently retired after 15 years with Solid Waste and Recycling Services. He started as a Solid Waste compliance agent in 1997, was promoted to special projects coordinator III followed by maintenance supervisor I. He oversaw operations at the Southwest Regional and Davie landfills, helping to ensure environmental compliance and their overall smooth daily functioning. Serra will be missed by everyone he worked with.

Deborah Wilkinson
Deborah Wilkinson
After 12 years of service to Broward County, Deborah Wilkinson, Office of Economic and Small Business Development, is retiring. An international trade specialist with an extensive trade policy background, Wilkinson joined Broward County as an Economic Development manager with the former Office of Economic Development. She developed an international trade strategy that resulted in the County’s first International Trade/Protocol Desk, coordinated more than 20 outbound trade missions and was instrumental in developing the County’s export readiness seminar series. Most recently, Wilkinson spearheaded Broward County’s in-bound “Colombia Mayors’ Business Mission.” Her future plans include embarking on a new business opportunity in the Tampa Bay area.