Rotary Club of Hallandale Beach – Aventura first Community Service Award goes to former Club President, State Representative Joe Gibbons
Hallandale Beach, Fl — The Rotary Club of Hallandale Beach – Aventura rewarded Hon. Joseph “Joe” Gibbons, former District 100 State Representative, with its inaugural Community Service Award at a luncheon held Dec. 11, 2014.
Gibbons, who was the 2005 Hallandale – Aventura Club Rotarian of the Year and the club’s president from 2006 to 2007, said he was honored to receive the club’s very first award dedicated to a member who has worked tirelessly to create a positive change in their community.
“Being The Rotary Club of Hallandale Beach – Aventura’s very first Community Service Award recipient is a humbling honor,” Gibbons said. “Since moving to Florida and making the Hallandale Beach area my home, implementing ways to best serve the people of this community, whether it be through policy or other impactful means, has been my fore-most priority. I have wanted nothing else than for this community to continue to progress into one of the greatest, safest, and most prosperous cities in the state and the nation.”
During his eight years representing District 100 in the Florida State House of Representatives, Gibbons served in several leadership roles including, but not limited to, Minority Leader Pro-Tempore from 2010 to 2012 and the 2008 chairman of the Black Caucus of State Legislators. He is currently chairman of the Energy Equity Alliance (EEA), a recently launched nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring working class families, fixed-income households, and communities of color are adequately represented and participating in energy policy discussions that affect them.
Furthermore, since 2003, Gibbons has been an active, passionate, and visible leader the South Florida community, particularly the Hallandale Beach – Aventura area. Gibbons, a former City of Hallandale Beach Commissioner, is currently a member of the Holocaust Documentation and Education Center Board of Directors and the Henderson Behavioral Health. He served as a board member for the Areawide Council on Aging and the African American Success Foundation and he was also a member of the Broward County Planning Council.