Michelle Whitman

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Background

Councilmember Whitman has been a resident of the Town of Davie for 62 years. As a Davie Native, she attended and graduated from Davie’s Nova High School in 1980 and was a Davie business owner of First Place Trophies of America, Inc. for 33 years. Whitman is married to Drew Whitman. Together they have two sons, Clayton and Clinton.

In September 2020, Whitman was sworn in as the Town’s new District 1 Councilmember. She is currently serving as a dedicated full-time Councilmember representing residents throughout Davie.

  1. Michelle Whitman

    Councilmember District 1

Commitment to Community

Councilmember Whitman dedicates her time to giving back to the community. In 2014, Whitman graduated from the 41st Class of the Davie Civilian Police Academy and continued on as a “Citizen on Patrol.” Her core responsibility during that role was patrolling the neighborhood under the direction of the Town of Davie Police Department. Additionally, she served as president of the Orange Blossom Crime Watch for five years and coordinated the “National Night Out” program for the District 1 community.

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Whitman currently serves as a team leader for the Davie Fire Rescue Department’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program and is always on the lookout for volunteers interested in giving back to the community. She completed the 8-week course in 2015 and since then, she has encouraged others to acquire their certification and help their neighbors in need during a crisis. 

CERT has helped train more than 900 community members since the start of their program in 2009 on disaster preparedness skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization and disaster medical operations. Through this program, Whitman helps prepare Davie residents and business owners to respond to emergencies.

Public Service

  • Davie Town Council: September 2020 to present
  • Davie Vice Mayor: November 2021 to November 2022

Awards and Recognitions

  • 2021 Florida Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Distinguished Service Award, 2021