(Broward County, Florida) November 30, 2017
Former Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief is pleased to commemorate her year in office and welcome her successor Beam Furr. In her Facebook post Mayor Sharief thanked a variety of people in both her professional and personal lives. Mayor Sharieff has been one of the most successful and popular Mayors in Broward County History who was praised for her graceful oversight of the investigation in the aftermath of the shootings at the Fort Lauderdale International Airport and shepherding County Citizens through the devastating effects of Hurricane Irma.
The Facebook Post reads:
Today culminated a year of my serving as Mayor of Broward County. It has been an honor and a privilege to serve through the airport tragedy as well as Hurricane Irma. Our community proves time and time again that it is strong and resilient and I couldnt have asked for a better team of people to work with throughout. Thanks to my children Amanda Murias, Alyssa Sharief, Hailey, Meia Chambers, and Zachary Chambers for always supporting me. Thanks to our Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz for the kind congessional recognition and for taking the time to come and present it at the meeting it was truly a surprise and very humbling. Thanks to Mayor Beam Furr for the plaque and @bestmom t-shirts everything was so thoughtful. I want to congratulate our new Mayor Beam Furr and our new Vice Mayor Mark Bogen on their new roles, I know they will do well. Commissioner Barbara Sharief.
Mayor Sharief has not disclosed publicly what the next step in her political career might be but speculation is running rampant for those in the South Florida political scene. The former Broward County Mayor has been celebrated for her scandal-free tenure and her stewardship of Broward County’s economic and cultural identity through tumultuous times in the nation. Broward County is one of the nation’s most prosperous, diverse and largest counties. With its continued growth in proximity to Miami and West Palm Beach, it aims to be one of the more influential economic centers in the state.