CORAL SPRINGS, FL - These last few weeks have certainly been trying for our nation, state and community. May is traditionally a celebratory month; a time when we look forward to graduations, celebrate Memorial Day and of course, women who are mothers and maternal figures to many of us. This year’s celebrations will be different, but in the spirit of resilience, we must still celebrate.

While the weeks leading up to the month of May have been challenging, it has also been a time where we saw the best in our community. From our heroic medical staff treating the sick, our police and fire personnel on the front lines, the men and women who stock the store shelves and those who support our infrastructure. We are proud of our community’s bravery, kindness and strength during this difficult time.

We saw record numbers for unemployment and worked with charities and religious organizations to ensure those most in need received food to sustain their families. Our amazing city staff supplied senior communities and nursing homes with the necessary equipment to keep our most vulnerable seniors protected. Neighbors helped neighbors, families spent more time together and we saw more people enjoying outdoor exercise. In every dark cloud there is a silver lining and as your City Officials, we are looking more and more to the positives and the unity in our community, especially now that we have opened our parks again!

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Speaking of business recovery, we celebrate Economic Development Week, May 4-9. A week that we honor and thank our businesses, big and small, for their contributions. Our Economic Development Office (EDO) is committed to ensuring “Business is Brighter” in Coral Springs, even during these dark times, by retaining local business and attracting new business. If you would like to learn more about the resources offered by the EDO, please visit our website.

May is Mental Health Awareness month and we are dedicated to eliminating the stigma associated with mental health and wellness. We encourage parents to speak to their children about mental health and suicide. Parents seeking assistance can call 2-1-1 for suicide intervention, those at risk can also text “FL” to 741-741 to immediately speak with a counselor. For those who are suffering – especially due to the COVID-19 crisis – we offer a list of mental health resources on our website.

On Mother’s Day, we don’t just honor our mother’s, we honor all women who have impacted our lives and shaped our future.

Our Memorial Day celebration plans are unclear at this time, but we remind you to stay up to date with all City news by visiting www.coralsprings.org, following our social media accounts and make sure to text the keyword CORALSPRINGS to 888-777 to receive important updates.

Our May Commission Meetings will take place virtually on the 6th at 9 a.m. and on the 20th at 6:30 p.m.; residents are invited to watch and offer public comment. Meetings are aired on CityTV, Blue Stream Channels 25, 25.2, 725 and on AT&T U-Verse channel 99. Meetings are also live streamed.

As always, if you would like to schedule an appointment with any of your City Officials, please call 954-344-5911.

 

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