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Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization’s State of the Region Annual Awards

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March 28 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)’s third State of the Region Annual Awards presented by Memorial Healthcare System is set to take place at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 28, at Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa (3030 Holiday Drive). WPLG Local 10 Anchor Jacey Birch will host this prominent event organized by the Broward MPO and local partners. This annual ceremony celebrates the impact of the MPO’s significant role to plan and direct transportation and infrastructure projects throughout the region and honors those who advocate for smart planning and connectivity. This year’s distinguished honorees are Dr. George L. Hanbury II (Lifetime Achievement Award), Rufus James (Champion Award), Lori Baer (Community Impact Award), and Alan Hooper (Visionary Award).

Previous Broward MPO State of the Region Awards honorees include governmental and public policy law attorney and lobbyist George Platt, Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance VP Gail Bulfin, T.Y. Lin’s International Rail and Transit Line of Business Director Joseph Yesbeck, regional government officials and power couple policy makers Beverly and Levoyd Williams, former Hollywood Commissioner and past Broward MPO board chair Richard Blattner, Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO), Fort Lauderdale Chapter, Florida House of Representatives member Christine Hunschofsky [D-96] and Deputy City Manager Sheila Rose.

The event is presented by Memorial Healthcare System and is supported by Benesch and WSP USA. Additional sponsors include Accenture, Port Everglades, FPL, South Florida Commuter Services, Port Everglades Association, South Florida Regional Transportation Authority/Tri Rail, Urban Street Development, City of Coconut Creek, Florida International Terminal, LLC, Becker & Poliakoff, P.A., Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE), Nova Southeastern University, Kimley Horn and Associates, Marine Industries Association of South Florida, Total Marine Solutions, City of Plantation, City of Dania Beach, City of Hollywood, City of Miramar, RIDE, HDR Engineering, LSN Partners, Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance and Galleria Fort Lauderdale.

Tickets for the Broward MPO’s State of the Region Annual Awards presented by Memorial Healthcare System are $95 per person; tables of 10 are available. To purchase tickets, please visit www.browardmpo.org/event-tickets.

For additional information and sponsorship opportunities, contact Carol Henderson, Broward MPO, at (786) 985-6049 or at hendersonc@browardmpo.org.


March 28
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
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Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa
3030 Holiday Drive
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316 United States
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(954) 525-4000

Drew Limsky

Drew Limsky



Drew Limsky joined Lifestyle Media Group in August 2020 as Editor-in-Chief of South Florida Business & Wealth. His first issue of SFBW, October 2020, heralded a reimagined structure, with new content categories and a slew of fresh visual themes. “As sort of a cross between Forbes and Robb Report, with a dash of GQ and Vogue,” Limsky says, “SFBW reflects South Florida’s increasingly sophisticated and dynamic business and cultural landscape.”

Limsky, an avid traveler, swimmer and film buff who holds a law degree and Ph.D. from New York University, likes to say, “I’m a doctor, but I can’t operate—except on your brand.” He wrote his dissertation on the nonfiction work of Joan Didion. Prior to that, Limsky received his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Emory University and earned his M.A. in literature at American University in connection with a Masters Scholar Award fellowship.

Limsky came to SFBW at the apex of a storied career in journalism and publishing that includes six previous lead editorial roles, including for some of the world’s best-known brands. He served as global editor-in-chief of Lexus magazine, founding editor-in-chief of custom lifestyle magazines for Cadillac and Holland America Line, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Interiors South Florida. He also was the executive editor for B2B magazines for Acura and Honda Financial Services, and he served as travel editor for Conde Nast. Magazines under Limsky’s editorship have garnered more than 75 industry awards.

He has also written for many of the country’s top newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, USA Today, Worth, Robb Report, Afar, Time Out New York, National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal, Ritz-Carlton, Elite Traveler, Florida Design, Metropolis and Architectural Digest Mexico. His other clients have included Four Seasons, Acqualina Resort & Residences, Yahoo!, American Airlines, Wynn, Douglas Elliman and Corcoran. As an adjunct assistant professor, Limsky has taught journalism, film and creative writing at the City University of New York, Pace University, American University and other colleges.