FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SEPTEMEBER 21, 2020
Michelle Whitman Appointed As New District 1 Councilmember
DAVIE, Fla. - On Wednesday, September 16, 2020, Michelle Whitman was sworn in as the Town Council representative for District 1.
Councilmember Whitman has been a resident of the Town of Davie for 58 years. She graduated from Davie’s Nova High School in 1980 and most recently, was the owner of First Place Trophies of America, Inc. for 33 years. Councilmember Whitman is married to Drew Whitman and they have two sons Clayton and Clinton.
She dedicates her time to giving back to the community. In 2014, Councilmember Whitman graduated from the 41st Class of the Davie Civilian Police Academy and continued 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. She was President of the Orange Blossom Crime Watch for five years and coordinated the “National Night Out” Program for the District 1 community.
In 2015, she graduated from the Davie Fire Rescue Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and continues to serve as the Davie CERT Team Leader.
The District 1 Council seat was previously filled by Bryan Caletka who resigned to pursue a career as the Director of Transportation and Policy for the Broward County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). Councilmember Whitman will serve the remainder of Caletka’s term through November 2022.
“We look forward to working closely with Councilmember Michelle Whitman,” said Town of Davie Mayor Judy Paul. “Her willingness to step up and serve during unprecedented times is not only appreciated but commended. I am certain she will represent District 1 wonderfully.”
Leona Henry, Intergovernmental Affairs Manager
Sussette Rodriguez, Public Relations Coordinator
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