ACHIEVEMENTS

Awards & Commendations

  • Florida Association of Counties, Presidential Advocacy Award, 2013
  • Broward County Business & Professional Women’s Network Professional Award, 2013
  • African American Achievers Business & Entrepreneurism Honoree, 2014
  • Legacy Honors: Most Powerful Black Professionals in Business & Industry, 2014
  • Davie Community Worship Center, Inc. Distinguished Recognition Award, 2014
  • Small County Coalition: Outstanding Leader Award, 2016
  • March of Dimes Woman of Distinction, 2017
  • FAC Presidential Award, 2017
  • United Nations Association of the USA Global Partnership Award, 2018
  • FAC Presidential Award, 2018
  • Broward County Women’s Hall of Fame 2019 Induction
  • Broward Women Making History, 2020

Distinguished Service Award from First Data’s Black Leadership Council to Mayor Barbara Sharief for your exceptional leadership, devoted service and impact in the South Florida Community

February 21, 2017
 
 

Certificate of Appreciation from the Greater Sunrise Democratic Club

February 9, 2017
To honor Mayor Barbara Sharief for your strong leadership and being an advocate for all citizens: promoting business growth, protecting citizens in times of crisis, and promoting tolerance and equality for all.
 

Keynote Speaker at the 2016 Hope South Florida Gala

November 4, 2016
 
 

Certificate of Appreciation and heartfelt thanks for your support from the National Junior Honor Society of Henry D. Middle School

May 20, 2016
 
 

Certificate of Appreciation from The Hispanic Vote for your continuous support of our Organization

February 25, 2015
 
 

African-American Achievers Award

2014

At the annual celebration, African-American leaders — including one high school senior — are honored for enriching the quality of life in South Florida. The adult Achievers are selected in the categories of Arts & Culture, Business & Entrepreneurism, Community Service and Education.

 

Mayor, Broward County Board of County Commissioners

November 2013, November 2016 – Current

As Mayor, Sharief’s theme is “Broward Means Business.” She promotes small business throughout the county and several County, State, and Federal programs that help mentor and finance Broward County businesses.

 

Vice-Mayor, Broward County

 
Sharief served as Vice-Mayor of Broward County while Kristin Jacobs was the Mayor. She has spent a large portion of that time advocating for the much needed funding of programs to reduce homelessness.
 

Political Official of the Year, Legacy Magazine

April 2014
A committee of community leaders and business executives choose the top 50 black professionals from nominations that were submitted by their peers. Of those 50, Commissioner Sharief was chosen to receive the Public Official of the Year — Special Achievement Award.
 

Torch Award, FIU

2014
The Florida International University Alumni Association established the Torch Awards to honor their graduates who have had a positive impact on their profession, the community and the university.
 

100 Outstanding Women of the Year, Boys and Girls Club of Broward County

May 3013
Each year, the “100 Outstanding Women of Broward County” event showcases and celebrates the accomplishments of women who have impacted Broward’s business, community, and philanthropic fields.
 

Woman of Distinction Honoree – March of Dimes

December 2012
The March of Dimes Women of Distinction has held a tradition of recognizing women who have the ability to effect change. Commissioner Sharief was recognized as a present and future innovator, influencer and entrepreneur. This event is a multi-generational gathering of leaders who forge partnerships, find solutions, and make our Broward community a better place to live.
 

Advanced County Commissioner, Florida Association of Counties

June 2013
The Florida Association of Counties presented Commissioner Sharief with the Advanced County Commissioner designation following completion of comprehensive study programs developed by the association. The program coursework covers a variety of topics, such as county government roles and responsibilities, county government structure and authority, financial management, ethics and sunshine law, negotiation skills, economic development, and effective communication.
 

Certified County Commissioner, Florida Association of Counties

June 2012
The Florida Association of Counties presented Commissioner Sharief with the Advanced County Commissioner designation following completion of comprehensive study programs developed by the association. The program coursework covers a variety of topics, such as county government roles and responsibilities, county government structure and authority, financial management, ethics and sunshine law, negotiation skills, economic development, and effective communication.
 

Recognition of Services, Kids and the Power of Work (KAPOW)

Nov 2010
KAPOW is a program of the National Child Labor Committee and is a national network of business and elementary school partnerships which introduces students to career awareness through professionally developed lessons taught by business volunteers in the classroom. In addition, students make one visit to the workplace to participate in hands-on activities. KAPOW® lays a foundation for young students, introducing them to work related concepts and experiences that can be continually reinforced throughout the formative years.
 

Outstanding Woman in Business, Miramar-Pembroke Pines Chamber of Commerce

Sept 2011
The Miramar Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce is the premier business organization serving Southwest Broward County. The Chamber is made up of 500 members representing businesses of all sizes and advances its membership business agenda through advocacy, leadership and engagement.
 

Commissioner, City of Miramar, FL

Aug 2009-Nov 2010
In 2009, Sharief was elected to the Miramar City Commission, where she served as Vice-Mayor in 2010.[11] While serving on the Miramar City Commission, she donated her annual salary to charities. Sharief has been focused on the issue of the financial health of her constituents, enacting programs to provide foreclosure assistance and programs related to getting through the economic slump.
 

Graduate, Advanced Institute of Elected Officials and Cities 101, Florida League of Cities

Aug 2009
The Florida Association of Counties presented Commissioner Sharief with the Advanced County Commissioner designation following completion of comprehensive study programs developed by the association. The program coursework covers a variety of topics, such as county government roles and responsibilities, county government structure and authority, financial management, ethics and sunshine law, negotiation skills, economic development, and effective communication.
 

Memberships

Florida Association of Counties (FAC) – Finance & Audit Committee

2014 – 2015
2015 – 2016
2016 – 2017
 
 

Florida Association of Counties (FAC) – Legislative Executive Committee

2013 – 2014
2014 – 2015
2015 – 2016
2016 – 2017
 
 

Florida Association of Counties (FAC) – Policy Committees

2011 – 2012 : Health & Human Services, Vice Chair
2012 – 2013 : Health & Human Services, Chair
2016 – 2017 : Constitution Revision Steering Committee, Chair
 
 

Florida Association of Counties (FAC) – Board of Directors

2013 – 2014
2014 – 2015
2015 – 2016
2016 – 2017
 
 

Florida Association of Counties (FAC) – Executive Committee

2013 – 2014 : FAC 2nd VP
2014 – 2015 : FAC President Elect
2015 – 2016 : FAC President
2016 – 2017 : FAC Immediate Past President
 
 

Florida Association of Counties (FAC) – Enterprise Committee

2013 – 2014
 
 

National Democratic County Officials

2014
 
 

National Association of Black County Officials

2013
 
 

National Association of Counties

Chair

  • 2016-17 Constitution Revision Steering Committee
  • 2012-13 Health & Human Services

 

Subcommittee Vice Chair – Long Team Care

  • 2019-20 Health Steering Committee

 

Vice Chair

  • 2011-12 Health & Human Services
  • 2018-19 Health Steering Committee
  • 2017-18 Health Steering Committee
 
 

Florida Association of Counties

2009 – Present.

2nd Vice-President, FAC, 2013-present

Chair, Health and Human Services Committee-Florida Association of Counties, 2011-2013

 

Broward County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)

Board Member, 2009 to Present
 
 

The Homeless Initiative Partnership

2010 – 2016
 
 

The Value Adjustment Board of Broward County

Board Member, 2011 to present

Chair, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020, 2021

 
 

Broward Young Democrats

 
 
 

Broward County Democratic Executive Committee

 
 
 

Miramar-Pembroke Pines Chamber of Commerce

 
 
 

Education & Licensing

Torchbearer

2014 – 2018
 
 

Advanced County Commissioner Program (ACC) Graduate & Alumni

2013 – Current
 
 

Certified County Commissioner Program (CCC) Graduate& Alumni

2012 – Current
 

Master of Science Degree in Nursing/A.P.R.N./Pediatric Specialty, Florida International University

 
 
 

Current Nursing License: Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner – State of Florida

 
 
 

 

CURRENT AND FORMER COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • Miramar-Pembroke Pines Chamber of Commerce, Member; Government Affairs Committee, Member
  • Minority Women Business Enterprises
  • Urban League of Broward County
  • Homeless Initiative Partnership, Board Member
  • National Democratic County Officials (NDCO), Member
  • Caribbean American Democratic Club, Member
  • Parent Teacher Association (PTA), Member
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated
  • Fort Lauderdale (FL) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated

Awards & Commendations

  • Florida Association of Counties, Presidential Advocacy Award, 2013
  • Broward County Business & Professional Women’s Network Professional Award, 2013
  • African American Achievers Business & Entrepreneurism Honoree, 2014
  • Legacy Honors: Most Powerful Black Professionals in Business & Industry, 2014
  • Davie Community Worship Center, Inc. Distinguished Recognition Award, 2014
  • Small County Coalition: Outstanding Leader Award, 2016
  • March of Dimes Woman of Distinction, 2017
  • FAC Presidential Award, 2017
  • United Nations Association of the USA Global Partnership Award, 2018
  • FAC Presidential Award, 2018
  • Broward County Women’s Hall of Fame 2019 Induction
  • Broward Women Making History, 2020

 

Distinguished Service Award from First Data’s Black Leadership Council to Mayor Barbara Sharief for your exceptional leadership, devoted service and impact in the South Florida Community

February 21, 2017
 
 

Certificate of Appreciation from the Greater Sunrise Democratic Club

February 9, 2017
To honor Mayor Barbara Sharief for your strong leadership and being an advocate for all citizens: promoting business growth, protecting citizens in times of crisis, and promoting tolerance and equality for all.
 

Keynote Speaker at the 2016 Hope South Florida Gala

November 4, 2016
 
 

Certificate of Appreciation and heartfelt thanks for your support from the National Junior Honor Society of Henry D. Middle School

May 20, 2016
 
 

Certificate of Appreciation from The Hispanic Vote for your continuous support of our Organization

February 25, 2015
 
 

African-American Achievers Award

2014

At the annual celebration, African-American leaders — including one high school senior — are honored for enriching the quality of life in South Florida. The adult Achievers are selected in the categories of Arts & Culture, Business & Entrepreneurism, Community Service and Education.

 

Mayor, Broward County Board of County Commissioners

November 2013, November 2016 – Current

As Mayor, Sharief’s theme is “Broward Means Business.” She promotes small business throughout the county and several County, State, and Federal programs that help mentor and finance Broward County businesses.

 

Vice-Mayor, Broward County

 
Sharief served as Vice-Mayor of Broward County while Kristin Jacobs was the Mayor. She has spent a large portion of that time advocating for the much needed funding of programs to reduce homelessness.
 

Political Official of the Year, Legacy Magazine

April 2014
A committee of community leaders and business executives choose the top 50 black professionals from nominations that were submitted by their peers. Of those 50, Commissioner Sharief was chosen to receive the Public Official of the Year — Special Achievement Award.
 

Torch Award, FIU

2014
The Florida International University Alumni Association established the Torch Awards to honor their graduates who have had a positive impact on their profession, the community and the university.
 

100 Outstanding Women of the Year, Boys and Girls Club of Broward County

May 3013
Each year, the “100 Outstanding Women of Broward County” event showcases and celebrates the accomplishments of women who have impacted Broward’s business, community, and philanthropic fields.
 

Woman of Distinction Honoree – March of Dimes

December 2012
The March of Dimes Women of Distinction has held a tradition of recognizing women who have the ability to effect change. Commissioner Sharief was recognized as a present and future innovator, influencer and entrepreneur. This event is a multi-generational gathering of leaders who forge partnerships, find solutions, and make our Broward community a better place to live.
 

Advanced County Commissioner, Florida Association of Counties

June 2013
The Florida Association of Counties presented Commissioner Sharief with the Advanced County Commissioner designation following completion of comprehensive study programs developed by the association. The program coursework covers a variety of topics, such as county government roles and responsibilities, county government structure and authority, financial management, ethics and sunshine law, negotiation skills, economic development, and effective communication.
 

Certified County Commissioner, Florida Association of Counties

June 2012
The Florida Association of Counties presented Commissioner Sharief with the Advanced County Commissioner designation following completion of comprehensive study programs developed by the association. The program coursework covers a variety of topics, such as county government roles and responsibilities, county government structure and authority, financial management, ethics and sunshine law, negotiation skills, economic development, and effective communication.
 

Recognition of Services, Kids and the Power of Work (KAPOW)

Nov 2010
KAPOW is a program of the National Child Labor Committee and is a national network of business and elementary school partnerships which introduces students to career awareness through professionally developed lessons taught by business volunteers in the classroom. In addition, students make one visit to the workplace to participate in hands-on activities. KAPOW® lays a foundation for young students, introducing them to work related concepts and experiences that can be continually reinforced throughout the formative years.
 

Outstanding Woman in Business, Miramar-Pembroke Pines Chamber of Commerce

Sept 2011
The Miramar Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce is the premier business organization serving Southwest Broward County. The Chamber is made up of 500 members representing businesses of all sizes and advances its membership business agenda through advocacy, leadership and engagement.
 

Commissioner, City of Miramar, FL

Aug 2009-Nov 2010
In 2009, Sharief was elected to the Miramar City Commission, where she served as Vice-Mayor in 2010.[11] While serving on the Miramar City Commission, she donated her annual salary to charities. Sharief has been focused on the issue of the financial health of her constituents, enacting programs to provide foreclosure assistance and programs related to getting through the economic slump.
 

Graduate, Advanced Institute of Elected Officials and Cities 101, Florida League of Cities

Aug 2009
The Florida Association of Counties presented Commissioner Sharief with the Advanced County Commissioner designation following completion of comprehensive study programs developed by the association. The program coursework covers a variety of topics, such as county government roles and responsibilities, county government structure and authority, financial management, ethics and sunshine law, negotiation skills, economic development, and effective communication.
 

Memberships

Florida Association of Counties (FAC) – Finance & Audit Committee

2014 – 2015
2015 – 2016
2016 – 2017
 
 

Florida Association of Counties (FAC) – Legislative Executive Committee

2013 – 2014
2014 – 2015
2015 – 2016
2016 – 2017
 
 

Florida Association of Counties (FAC) – Policy Committees

2011 – 2012 : Health & Human Services, Vice Chair
2012 – 2013 : Health & Human Services, Chair
2016 – 2017 : Constitution Revision Steering Committee, Chair
2017 – 2018 Federal Committee
2018 – 2019 Urban Caucus
2018 – 2019 Federal Committee
2019 – 2020 Federal Committee
2020 – 2021 Federal Committee
2020 – 2021 COVID-19 Ad Hoc Committee 
 
 

Florida Association of Counties (FAC) – Board of Directors

2013 – 2014
2014 – 2015
2015 – 2016
2016 – 2017
 
 

Florida Association of Counties (FAC) – Executive Committee

2013 – 2014 : FAC 2nd VP
2014 – 2015 : FAC President Elect
2015 – 2016 : FAC President
2016 – 2017 : FAC Immediate Past President
 
 

Florida Association of Counties (FAC) – Enterprise Committee

2013 – 2014
 
 

National Democratic County Officials

2014
 
 

National Association of Black County Officials

2013
 
 

National Association of Counties

Chair

  • 2016-17 Constitution Revision Steering Committee
  • 2012-13 Health & Human Services

 

Subcommittee Vice Chair – Long Team Care

  • 2019-20 Health Steering Committee

 

Vice Chair

  • 2011-12 Health & Human Services
  • 2018-19 Health Steering Committee
  • 2017-18 Health Steering Committee
 
 

Florida Association of Counties

2009 – Present.
  •   2nd Vice-President, FAC, 2013-present
  • Chair, Health and Human Services Committee-Florida Association of Counties, 2011-2013
 

Broward County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)

Board Member, 2009 to Present
 
 

The Homeless Initiative Partnership

2010 – 2016
 
 

The Value Adjustment Board of Broward County

Board Member, 2011 to present

Chair, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020, 2021

 
 

Broward Young Democrats

 
 
 

Broward County Democratic Executive Committee

 
 
 

Miramar-Pembroke Pines Chamber of Commerce

 
 
 

Education

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), Wilkes University, 2017

 

  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Florida International University, 2000

 

  • Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) Certification, Florida International University, 2000

 

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Florida International University, 1996

 

  • Associate of Science Degree (AS), Nursing, Miami-Dade Community College, 1994

 

  • Jackson Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, Graduate, 1992

 

  • North Miami Senior High School, Graduate, 1989

 

CURRENT AND FORMER COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • Miramar-Pembroke Pines Chamber of Commerce, Member; Government Affairs Committee, Member
  • Minority Women Business Enterprises
  • Urban League of Broward County
  • Homeless Initiative Partnership, Board Member
  • National Democratic County Officials (NDCO), Member
  • Caribbean American Democratic Club, Member
  • Parent Teacher Association (PTA), Member
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated
  • Fort Lauderdale (FL) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated