In November 2004, Lois Wexler was elected to the Board of Broward County Commissioners to represent the residents of District 5. District 5 includes the entire city of Cooper City and the entire Town of Southwest Ranches, as well as portions of Davie, Pembroke Pines, Plantation, Sunrise and Weston. She previously served as a member of the School Board of Broward County from 1992 to 2004.
Elected Mayor by her peers on the County Commission in November of 2007, she was instrumental in the formation of the Broward County Foreclosure Prevention Blue Ribbon Panel. The 16-member Panel first convened in March 2008, and developed recommendations which were presented to the Board of County Commissioners.
Her involvement currently includes membership on the Children’s Services Board, the Metropolitan Planning Organization and the School Oversight Committee; she Chairs the Housing Council of Broward County and was instrumental in organizing a Youth Anti-Violence Summit. Providing for the needs of our elderly population is critical and one of the Commissioner’s priorities. To that end, she serves on the Broward Aging Alliance and spearheaded the first Broward County Elder Services Summit. “While I continue to pursue excellence in education and seamless care for children, I am committed to addressing issues relating to affordable housing, smart growth, elderly care and mental health.”
In May of 2009 Commissioner Wexler was recognized as 2-1-1 Broward’s Agent of Change and in July of 2010 was named Legislator of the Year by the Broward County Council of Professional Firefighters. She has received numerous awards on behalf of her contributions to the community including the Wisdom in Action Award from Senior Volunteer Services and the Humanitarian of the Year from the Samuel M. & Helene Soref Jewish Community Center. In June of 2008 Mayor Wexler was honored with the Above and Beyond Award from the Teen Advocacy Coalition of the One Community Partnership. Broward House recognized her with their Spirit Award. The Emergency Assistance Service Effort (EASE) Foundation recognized her as their Humanitarian of the Year, 2006. The American Jewish Congress paid tribute to her as a Civic Leader of the Year by bestowing on Vice Mayor Wexler its Distinguished Civic Achievement Award.
Ms. Wexler is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. Having lived in Broward County for over thirty years, Lois has seen a lot of growth and with it a lot of change. She and her husband Steve have been married for more than 40 years and have two adult daughters. They dote endlessly over their two grandsons, who fortunately also live in Broward.
Commissioner Wexler is accessible and responsive to constituent issues and concerns. She very much appreciates the trust her constituents have placed in her and fully realizes the importance of her responsibilities and duties. She will continue to champion those issues which promote a quality lifestyle for the residents of Broward County.