PARKLAND, FL- Veterans Day is an important time to reflect on the sacrifice that heroes make day in and day out for the country and our community.  I look forward to attending events in Coral Springs, North Lauderdale, Parkland and Tamarac.  Take a moment and honor those who have served and continue to serve our communities by helping a veteran and thanking them for their service.

At the beginning of November, I look forward to participating in the Children’s Services Council annual “Read for the Record” program at Tamarac Elementary. This countywide event is in its 14th year, and I look forward to reading the book “Thank You, Omu!” to the kids. It's hard to tell who enjoys this event more—the kids, or me!

Ready to race?  Join me and over a thousand runners at Tamarac City Hall for the 39th annual Tamarac Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day.  The Turkey Trot is a tradition for the whole family, and a great way to work up a big appetite before your Thanksgiving dinner. 

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Every day we hear about concerns regarding how elections are run and securing them against potential threats.  In October, I attended the Florida State Association of Supervisor of Elections Conference in Orlando.  As a member of the Broward County Canvassing Board, our priority is to administer efficient and secure elections to ensure every vote counts.  Topics included Legislative Changes, Signature Verification, Voter Intent, Recounts, and Post-Election Audits. 

In November, I will be attending the Florida Association of Counties Legislative Conference which will be hosted right here in Broward County.   The FAC conference puts a spotlight on topics vital to county governments throughout the state. Subjects in the past have include Health, Public Safety, Infrastructure, and many more areas.

Lastly, on behalf of the entire Udine family I would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.  As we all gather around our table with family and friends, let’s be thankful for all of those in our lives and how fortunate we are. 

Staying connected with the residents of District 3 is a top priority for me. Every month, we hold office hours on the third Wednesday. I can be reached at or (954) 357-7003. Follow me on social media @CommissionerMichaelUdine on Facebook and @MichaelUdine on Twitter or Instagram to receive important updates and see what is happening in our community.

Office Hour Locations:

  • 10:00-11:00 AM at the Northwest Regional Library,
  • 2:00-3:00 PM at the Tamarac Community Library, and
  • 4:00 to 5:00 PM in North Lauderdale at the Saraniero Branch Library