The City of Sunrise announced today that Commissioner Larry Sofield was elected to serve as Member At-Large on the Executive Committee of the Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization (Broward MPO), which has followed the mission to collaboratively plan, prioritize, and fund the delivery of diverse transportation options since 1977. The Commissioner has served in related advisory roles with the Broward MPO since 2010.
“I’m proud to continue representing Sunrise as we think through ways to make our roadways cleaner, safer, and healthier today and for future generations,” said Sunrise Commissioner Sofield. “I’ve heard first-hand feedback from neighbors and the extended community about the impact of adding bike lanes, improving mass transit alternatives, and our work to make commutes more efficient. These projects improve quality of life for all of us.”
In addition to serving for 10 years as a City Commissioner and continued involvement in Broward MPO leadership, Sofield is also the founder of the East and Central Sunrise Residents Associations as well as a past member of the Broward County School Board’s Diversity Committee and the Sunrise Leisure Services Advisory Board.
As the transportation policy-making board responsible for transportation planning and funding allocation in Broward County, the Broward MPO works with the public, planning organizations, government agencies, elected officials and community groups to develop transportation plans. The Executive Committee coordinates closely with MPO Executive Director Gregory Stuart on projects and initiatives.
The Broward MPO has developed many programs including the Complete Streets initiative, which develops safer, healthier streets for all users regardless of age or ability. The City of Sunrise has implemented projects in partnership with the Complete Streets initiative including three new bike lanes on 44th Street, Sunset Strip, and 64th Avenue since June 2018. This year, Sunrise received national designation as a Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists as well as honors from the 2019 Safe Streets Summit.
In addition to Sofield, other Executive Committee members installed today include Davie Councilmember Bryan Caletka, Pembroke Pines Mayor Frank Ortis, School Board Vice Chair Patricia Good, Broward County Commissioner Beam Furr, Lighthouse Point Commissioner Sandy Johnson, and Hollywood Commissioner Richard “Dick” Blattner.
The Broward MPO Executive Committee meets on the first Thursday of every month in the MPO’s Executive Conference Room, located in the Trade Centre South Building at 100 West Cypress Creek Road, 6th Floor, Suite 650, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 at 9:30 a.m. These meetings are open to the public and participation is encouraged.
For more information about the Broward MPO, visit www.browardmpo.org