‘Sister to Sister’ networking event fosters a first in Lauderdale Lakes
Lobbyist Yolanda Jackson and Lauderdale Lakes Mayor Hazelle P. Rogers maintain lasting ties
Lauderdale Lakes Commissioner Sandra Davey; Mayor Hazelle Rogers; Commissioner Beverly Williams; Vice Mayor Veronica Edwards Phillips and Becker & Poliakoff shareholder and state lobbyist Yolanda Cash Jackson.
Judge Barner spends time with students from across the county, teaching them about the County Civil Division.
Submitted by Richard Shaw
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – Becker & Poliakoff shareholder and state lobbyist Yolanda Cash Jackson and Lauderdale Lakes Mayor Hazelle P. Rogers met in 2000 and their careers have intersected ever since. Each woman has dedicated her professional life to advancing the interests of underrepresented communities throughout Florida, Ms. Jackson as an attorney and state lobbyist, Mayor Rogers as a community activist turned elected official.
Each has also been among each other’s biggest supporters. Ms. Jackson will host her “Sister to Sister” summer luncheon on June 22 at Becker & Poliakoff’s Fort Lauderdale offices. Mayor Rogers will be there, as she has every time “Sister to Sister” has taken place. She’ll be joined by her vice mayor and three commissioners, longtime attendees of the “Sister to Sister” event as well.
Because “Sister to Sister” is a combined city/state networking group created to celebrate and connect African American women in business and politics, it certainly makes sense that the Lauderdale Lakes contingent will be there.
In turn, as the longest-serving member of Lauderdale Lakes’ lobbying team, it certainly makes sense that Ms. Jackson will be there at 6:30 in the evening when Mayor Rogers gives her first State-of-the-City Address at the City Hall Chambers in Lauderdale Lakes. Elected Mayor of the City of Lauderdale Lakes in November after serving eight years as a state legislator, Mayor Rogers presides over a staff comprised entirely of African American women — Vice Mayor Veronica Edwards Phillips and Commissioners Sandra Davey, Gloria Lewis and Beverly Williams — a first in Florida municipal government and a connection that has flourished un-der “Sister to Sister” contact.
Becker & Poliakoff, with headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, is a multi-practice commercial law firm with more than 150 attorneys, lobbyists and other professionals. More information is available at www.bplegal.com