Keep Our Money Local (Most of it, at least!)

Spending locally helps to recycle dollars in a city's or region's local economy. The benefits include stabilization for locally owned businesses, continuity in employment, more jobs, community pride and a sense of unity. We should do everything in our power to keep our money local. A Local Works! study in West Michigan showed that shifting ten percent to local spending created a huge impact to an area. Additionally, it showed that when we spend $100 locally, $73 stays in the community as opposed to only $43 when we spend with non-local businesses. (see pie chart below) See the executive summary or ... Read More
Whitney RawlsKeep Our Money Local (Most of it, at least!)

Commissioner Poitier and Friends Host Breakfast for Whitney

Commissioner Woody Poitier, Pastor Robert Kintchen and Pastor Gary McLamore will be hosting a breakfast and meet and greet for Whitney Rawls on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 8:45 am. The breakfast will be held at Bethel A.M.E. Church in Pompano Beach. The effort is not only a show of support for Whitney Rawls but will also be an opportunity for residents to come and meet with Whitney and share their ideas about the future of Pompano Beach's District 4. All are welcome to attend. Who: Commissioner Woody Poitier, Pastor Robert Kintchen, Pastor Gary McLamore and Friends What: Morning Breakfast and Fellowship ... Read More
Whitney RawlsCommissioner Poitier and Friends Host Breakfast for Whitney

Happy Labor Day

Friends... Our nation, states, and the cities we live in were built on the backs of many who labored to create the infrastructure, services and amenities that we so often take for granted. From the settlement of this great country, through the industrial era, and right up to today, the strength and well-being of our country lies in the hands and labor of our people. This Labor Day, let's give tribute to all of our hard workers who have labored in love and left us with a legacy of hope and determination. Even here in Pompano Beach, I'm mindful of ... Read More
Whitney RawlsHappy Labor Day

Two more file for Pompano Beach Commission race

—Repost from The Pelican | Written July 23, 2014 Pompano Beach – The Dist. 5 race just got a little more crowded as Roger Gingerich and Joan McConnell both filed in addition to the 12 other candidates running for the five commission seats here for the Nov. 4 election. Dist. 4 Commissioner Woody Poitier and Dist. 5 Commissioner George Brummer chose not to run. Mayor Lamar Fisher is the commission member not up for re-election this year.   Dist. 1 Commissioner Barry Dockswell will face Angela Hill. Dist. 2 Commissioner Charlotte Burrie will face Thomas Terwilliger. Dist. 3 Commissioner Rex Hardin will … Read More

Whitney RawlsTwo more file for Pompano Beach Commission race

Solutions. Not sound bites.

First, thank you to everyone who attended the recent Debate hosted by the Pompano Beach Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta. And, thank you to the ladies of DST for hosting the event. I must say, I had a blast! It was fun and it provided me an opportunity to share my vision for District 4 as well as to hear from my opponents and other candidates running in other districts. Suffice it say, some people are still more interested in promoting what sounds good versus providing practical solutions to our problems. The real issues in this race are centered ... Read More
Whitney RawlsSolutions. Not sound bites.