Brenda Forman was sworn into office last week as Broward County’s first African American Clerk of Courts and the third one statewide.
In front of her husband, the retired Clerk of Courts Howard Forman; her children, grandchildren, friends and employees of the Clerk’s office, Ms. Forman is also the first woman to hold the position in Broward as well.
“I am so excited about serving the citizens of Broward County as your Clerk of Courts. As a former employee at the office, I know what needs to be done and I am so ready for the challenge.”
Brenda Forman was born in rural Alabama, and was raised by her Grandmother after her Mother’s untimely death. “My Grandmother taught us that we could do anything in life we wanted to do, as long as we did the right thing and put God first in our lives.”
Forman says, she felt that
running for her husband’s seat was the right thing to do, and the voters of Broward County agreed. Forman won the race with a whopping lead over challengers Mitch Caesar and Elizabeth McHugh.
“My mission is to continue the legacy that my husband started and to make improvements in areas that need them. I’d like to make the office more user friendly through updated technology and a community relations campaign to inform our residents about the services that we offer. My first order of business is to meet with my employees so that I can hear directly from them about their issues and concerns. With close to 900 employees, I want my staff to have an opportunity not only to meet me, but to get to know me and to be a part of making the Clerk’s office a great place to work.”
“I am also looking forward to our new office space. The Clerk’s office will move into the new Broward County Court-house in February. I am so blessed, it’s a New Year, I have a new position, we are moving into a new office and I am so extremely grateful for this opportunity to serve. I’d like to personally thank the voters who cast their vote for me. I won’t let you down.”