Barry Dockswell has lived in the City of Pompano Beach for the past 21 years. He has served the city as a commissioner (2008-2016) and as chair of the East CRA Advisory Committee (2003-2007). Barry has been an enthusiastic leader and supporter of the renaissance our city has enjoyed over the past decade. He was motivated to help form Citizens for a Better Pompano Beach to help keep our city on track.
Elaine Fitzgerald is the owner-operator of Beach Vacation Rentals, a group of multi-unit boutique inns by the beach, designated as Superior Small Lodgings in a program administered by Broward County. Previously, she was a TV news reporter/anchor in major markets across the country, and then ran a PR firm for several years.
“I saw the tremendous potential of Pompano Beach to become the beautiful city it is today, and chose to invest here when the city was still suffering from many years of neglect. I tried to improve neighborhoods as I bought distressed vintage and historic properties and restored them for tourists, business travelers and visiting friends and families of local residents,” said Fitzgerald.
Elaine has been a member of the City’s Economic Development Council since 2008. She was awarded 2009 Small Business Person of the Year by the Pompano Chamber. She served for many years on the Chamber board and serves now as Tourism Chair.
Jack moved to Pompano Beach from Boston in 2000, when he retired from a 30 year career with the Stop & Shop Supermarket Co., where he spent the last 12 years as VP of Distribution. He managed 1100 employees, 2 million sq ft of distribution centers and a transportation fleet of 250 trucks.
Jack chose to retire in Florida because of the fantastic weather and specifically picked Pompano Beach because it had reasonable property values and many urban amenities while it maintained a “small town feel”. Jack has served on the ECRA Advisory Committee since 2004 and has been its Chairman for the past 11 years. He is also a member of the Economic Development Council.
Jack and his wife, Paula, have been married for 26 years and have 4 adult children and 9 grandchildren.
Rob is a relative newcomer to the community arriving in 2010 as the newly appointed Regional Vice President and General Manager of Isle Casino Racing. He successfully managed the 1,000+ employee organization until 2017 when the property was sold.
Rob has been active in community affairs since his arrival. He currently served on the Board of Directors of the Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the Pompano Beach Economic Development Council and serves as the Chairman of the Tourism subcommittee.
He is a founding member of Shipwreck Park Pompano and serves as Chairman.
Rob and his wife Lynne have been married for 30 years and have three grown children.
Whitney is a native South Floridian who returned to Pompano Beach a little over 10 years ago. Upon returning, Whitney decided to become involved with the city by volunteering on city boards to ensure that our city grew with its population and that we created a city where young adults could be proud to call Pompano home.
In the past 10 years, Whitney has seen the rapid progress made in Pompano Beach that continues to attract young people to our city and progress that continues to create opportunity for Pompano Beach residents. He wants to see that continued!
Since moving back, Whitney has served on the following boards (among others) in various capacities:
Woody is a former Pompano Beach City Commissioner for District 4 and long-standing resident and business owner of Pompano Beach who has seen tremendous amounts of progress over the past 10-12 years in our great city. As a concerned citizen wanting to see that progress continued, Woody joined Citizens for a Better Pompano Beach.
In addition to being a former City Commissioner, Woody is a member/owner of the following:
C. Poitier Funeral Home, Owner
Pompano Beach Firefighter/Paramedic, Retired
Mount Calvary Baptist Church Trustee Board, Member
Tommy is a longtime Pompano Beach business owner, property owner, and volunteer who has enjoyed watching our great city’s renaissance in the past decade. Tommy has played a direct role in the redevelopment of the city as Chair of the Pompano Beach Economic Council, as well as Vice Chair of the Broward Planning Council. Additionally, Tommy was Past Chair of the Pompano Beach Historical Society and the Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce.
As a business and property owner in Pompano Beach for over 25 years, Tommy could not be more proud of how far the city has come in the past 10 years and wants to see that progress continue!
Dawne is a senior executive, writer and dedicated community servant. She founded and published Pompano Today, our city’s first lifestyle magazine, for six years. Currently, she writes a monthly column for Pompano! magazine. Dawne founded the East Pompano Civic Association in 2009 for which she was awarded a Shining Star for Community Service by the Greater Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce in 2010. As noted in the Pelican Newspaper, “Dawne has led hundreds of residents to the understanding that joining together as a neighborhood brings neighbors together and builds community.” Dawne also serves on the board of the Florida Education Fishing Foundation and is the Vice President of Advocacy for the South Florida Chapter of the National Federation of Business and Professional Women. She is a past board member of the Pompano Beach Historical Society.
“My family and I have loved Pompano Beach since we began coming here in the 1960s”, said Richards. “We feel so lucky to be part of the city’s renaissance and can’t wait to see it continue to flourish; we’re excited to think that Pompano Beach will once again be the thriving place that it was in our youth.
Fred’s family has resided in Broward County since the 1920s. He has lived in Pompano Beach for the past 30 years.
Until Fred semi-retired in 2014, his construction business was based in Pompano Beach. During his career, he built numerous industrial, commercial and residential projects throughout Florida. Fred’s company built several facilities right here in Pompano Beach, including Baer’s Furnitures Distribution Center, Namasco’s Steel Distribution Center, Dometic’s Yacht A/C Manufacturing facility, and more. These businesses employ hundreds of Pompano Beach residents.
As a proud volunteer for the City of Pompano Beach, Fred has served on the following boards:
Current Chairman of the Planning and Zoning Board
Current Member of the East CRA Advisory Board
Former Member of the Budget Advisory Committee
Former Vice Chairman of the Unsafe Structures Board
Former Member of the Mayors Stimulus Task Force
Fred is a big believer in the benefits of volunteering his time and talents. “The wonderful volunteers of Pompano Beach that I’ve met and had the privilege to work with have been a blessing to me. My goal as a volunteer for the city is to spread prosperity from the CRAs into the entire community of Pompano Beach.”