-- Wednesday, January 29, 5 - 7 PM at Anne Kolb Nature Center at West Lake Park,
Hollywood, FL. --
BROWARD COUNTY, FL - Broward County’s Port Everglades Department is hosting a public meeting to
present the proposed 20-Year Master/Vision Plan Update on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 from 5 PM to
7 PM at the Anne Kolb Nature Center at West Lake Park, Mangrove Hall. The park is located at 751
Sheridan Street, Hollywood, FL 33019.
Representatives from the Port and the Master/Vision Plan consultants, Bermello Ajamil & Partners,
will discuss key features of the plan. They will also discuss results of the market forecasts, existing
conditions, and answer questions.
All members of the public are welcome to attend. RSVP to PortEverglades@Broward.org or call 954-
Port Everglades updates its Master/Vision Plan every 2-4 years to reanalyze and update market trends,
changes in the cruise, cargo shipping and petroleum industries, local planning initiatives and evolving
technology to strategize for upcoming capital improvements. This in-depth analysis provides a
market-driven, environmentally sound phased roadmap for guiding cost-feasible capital investments over
the next 20 years.
This 20-year planning horizon will include a 5-year Master Plan for the period of fiscal years 2019 to 2023;
the 10-year Vision Plan for the period of fiscal years 2024 to 2028; and the 20-year Vision Plan for theperiod of fiscal years 2029 to 2038.
About Port Everglades
As one of Florida’s leading economic powerhouses, Broward County’s Port Everglades is the gateway for
international trade and cruise vacations. Consistently ranked among the top three busiest cruise ports in
the world, Port Everglades is also one of the nation’s leading container ports and South Florida’s main
seaport for receiving petroleum products including gasoline, jet fuel and alternative fuels. The Port
Everglades Department is a self-supporting Enterprise Fund of Broward County, Florida government with
operating revenues of almost $170.7 million in Fiscal Year 2019 (October 1, 2018 through September 30,
2019). It does not rely on local tax dollars for operations. The total value of economic activity related to
Port Everglades is nearly $34 billion, in addition to $1 billion-plus generated for state and local taxes
annually. More than 230,000 Florida jobs are impacted by the Port, including over 13,000 people who
work for companies that provide direct services to Port Everglades. For more information on Port
Everglades, visit porteverglades.net or email PortEverglades@broward.org.
DATE: January 10, 2020
MEDIA CONTACT: Julie Ruffolo
Port Everglades 20-Year Master/Vision Plan Team Member, ADEPT Public Relations