Joe Morera is a 23 year Coral Springs resident and community leader. For the past 22 years Joe has been dedicated to public service, volunteering on over 15 City boards, committees and non-profits and currently serves as President of the Sunshine Water Control District as an elected official.
Through his personal volunteerism and service, Joe is a testament to the important role residents play in shaping City government. When elected, Joe will continue to put residents at the center of the conversation on issues that impact our City.
Joe has been a committee member for the past 14 years with the Coral Springs Festival of the Arts, currently serving as the Vice President of the Executive Boards, as well as 10 years with the Taste of Coral Springs and is a proud graduate of the Citizen’s Police Academy class of 2002. His desire to give back to his community has led him to also volunteer with the Broward County Waterway Cleanup and Coral Springs Renewing Together, a neighborhood renewal program. All of these efforts led to his Volunteer of the Year award in 2007.
Joe was unanimously appointed by the Coral Springs City Commission to the 50th Anniversary Committee (2013) and was elected by its members to serve as the Vice-chair and later Chair. In 2014 and 2016 Joe was very proud to receive an honorable mention for the Lynne Johnson Award for his contribution to enhancing the lives of Coral Springs residents.
Joe is the former Chair of the Broward County Human Rights Board, appointed to the position by then Broward County Mayor, Stacey Ritter, and has been a Supervisor on the Sunshine Water Control District board since 2009. Since joining this board, he has been an active participant in the FASD. After completing 32 hours of classes he is now a Certified District Official; the only board member in the 50 years of SWCD to receive this designation. As President of the SWCD, Joe is very proud of the five-year CIP and the work that the district has accomplished to ensure the drainage system is brought into the 21st century. He has overseen $17M in District improvements without raising assessments to the residents.
He has attended countless Commission meetings, speaking on behalf of the residents and brought about positive changes. In 2009, he was responsible for having the Citizen’s Communication portion of Commission meetings moved prior to consent enabling residents to speak on items of concern before being voted on by the Commission. In 2002, his actions resulted in defeating Commissioner’s efforts to provide ongoing health insurance coverage for themselves after leaving office, Resolution 2002-107. This effort alone has saved the residents of Coral Springs MILLIONS of dollars.
This continued effort is what the residents can expect when they vote for “Joe”!
• President, Sunshine Water Control District: 2012-Present
• Coral Springs Festival of the Arts Executive Board : 2014-Present
• Chair Human Rights Board: 2013-2016
• Vice-Chair/Chair 50th Anniversary Committee 2013
• FASD Designation Certified District Official: 2012
• Board Supervisor, Sunshine Water Control District: 2009-2012
• Committee Member Taste of Coral Springs 2009-Present
• CS Festival of the Arts Volunteer of the Year 2007
• Human Rights Board Member: 2007-2013
• Co-Chair WorldFest: 2007
• Graduate: City Government Leadership Class
• Committee Member Coral Springs Festival of the Arts Committee: 2006-Present
• Compensation Study Committee: 2006
• Coral Springs International Soccer Committee: 2005
• Chair Fiesta Coral Springs: 2004
• Graduate: Citizen’s Police Academy
• Special Events Funding Committee: 2002-2008
• Customer Involved Government Committee: 2002-2003
• Charter Review Committee alternate: 2002
• Co-Chair Cinco de Mayo Festival: 2001-2003
• Co-Chair International Dinner Dance Committee: 1999-2001
• Multi-Cultural Advisory Committee: 1998-Present
• Volunteer: Broward County Waterway Clean-up
• Volunteer: Coral Springs Renewing Together (a neighborhood renewal program)