Whitney Rawls, born in Pompano Beach, FL, is a community servant and advocate for economic empowerment, social justice, youth and family services.
Whitney has been a leader on issues ranging from increased spending for youth programs, to education and youth leadership, to local economic support for working families and small businesses.
He serves in the City of Pompano Beach on various civic boards including the Community Development Advisory Committee, the Northwest Community Redevelopment Agency (NW CRA) Advisory Committee and Pompano Beach’s Economic Development Council. Throughout Broward County, Whitney has served in various leadership roles for non-profit boards and agencies including the United Way, Emerge Broward, The First Tee of Broward, Leaders by Empowerment – Activists by Development (L.E.A.D. Nation), and the South Florida Youth Summit.
He has led efforts to increase minority and local participation on Pompano’s NW CRA funded development projects, increased support for micro and small businesses and after-school mentoring programs for youth.
Whitney has 20+ years of experience in the information technology industry supporting and managing corporate information systems and departments. He holds a degree in Information Technology from American Intercontinental University. Recently, he has charted a new career path using his development skills to found his own consulting practice offering low cost assistance and support to entrepreneurs, micro-businesses and non-profits.
For his commitment to service, Whitney has been recognized as a Leadership Broward Fun Lunch Honoree, Legacy Magazine’s 40 Under 40 Leaders of Today and Tomorrow, and a JM Family African American Achievers Nominee.
His continued devotion to public service includes his work as an ordained elder at Christ Fellowship Church of God in Christ where he is a leader on the ministerial leadership team and active in the youth department.
Whitney and his wife Raechel are the proud parents of two boys, Jordan and Joshua, both of whom attend public schools in Pompano Beach.
He is proud of his Pompano Beach heritage and takes pride in playing his part to make Pompano Beach a better city for everyone.
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