My Commitment To Serving Our Community

Thank you for taking the time to visit my website to learn more about my commitment for serving as your Mayor on the Dania Beach City Commission. Dania Beach is a progressive, vibrant community nestled next to the Atlantic Ocean with adjacency to an international seaport and airport. The city offers a mix of beautiful weather, world-class beaches, shopping at the historic Antique Row, an emerging Design District anchored by the Design Center of the America's, an established and growing marine services industry and a rich history that serves as the foundation for a future of smart growth. Dania Beach combines the accessibility, charm and friendliness of small-town living with immediate access to everything a large, thriving metropolis has to offer.

I am now in my second term and serve as your Mayor. It has been a busy five years since I was first elected in March, 2009. Our city has managed to get a lot done during one of the most challenging economies in over a generation. Many of the projects and initiatives that we have already started or are in the planning stages will take a few more years and I want to continue to be part of our city team that helps see them through. There is much work to be done. There are on-going re-development initiatives such as cleaning up our downtown and neighborhood improvement projects. It is vital to our local economy that we continue to support and promote our key local industries such as marine, arts and tourism. There are also widespread projects underway and/or planned over the near term to address chronic flooding in all areas of Dania Beach as well as our Waterfront Revitalization Plan which will address the long term needs of our precious beach, marina and pier. There are plans to improve our municipal services and our long term financial condition with the goal of providing superior municipal services at a reasonable cost.

I will continue to support and help lead my fellow constituents and activists who work hard to make sure to protect our residents whose lives are impacted by the expansion of the south runway at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. My voting record is strong and consistent on this issue and I will do everything within my power to make sure that all impacted residents are treated equally and fairly.

I will continue to explore all options to promote the expansion of Dania Beach's commercial tax base by attracting high quality smart growth development in accordance with our master plan in order to help keep residential property taxes level while providing superior municipal services. I will continue to support our current re-development efforts and provide support to our city's vital marine industry, as well as the arts industries.

I have always said the under the right leadership that Dania Beach can be one of the best cities of its size in the United States. I am committed to moving our city forward while protecting and fighting for our neighborhoods and residents.

Commissioner Walter Duke