Elizabeth Burns, Jamaican born, immigrated several years ago in the pursuit of a more rewarding life for her husband & children. She has made South Broward her home for approx 40 years of which almost 25 years have been in Pembroke Pines. Blessed with 2 daughters and 2 grand-daughters and who are receiving their education from the Broward School system.
Elizabeth Burns began her career in South Florida as an Account Analyst; she later became the Data Processing Manager & Systems Security Officer, consecutively, at two leading International Banks in South Florida. She held one of those positions for over 10 years. She is privileged to have been the first Jamaican and the first female to be employed by those leading International Banks at that time.
Subsequently she became an entrepreneur and started her own business, providing excellent and impeccable service as a premier event planner/producer caterer and decorator for weddings, corporate events, banquets and other such events.
Elizabeth is the producer of two annual community events in recognition of National Caribbean American Heritage Month. They are, the Caribbean American Exhibition and Festival a cultural event which showcases many local, talented artistes which has led them to booking opportunities, in addition the event provides a platform for several small and midsize businesses to showcase their products and services. She also produces the Caribbean American Heritage Month Awards, this event recognizes individuals with Caribbean roots from the Caribbean Community and a spin-off to that event is the Friends of the Caribbean Award, which is presented to American Individuals and companies who have supported and impacted the Caribbean American Community. Additionally she produces the “Expressions” Caribbean American Magazine, a printed publication with an online presence. A former producer of the Caribbean American Connection, a monthly networking group that engages businesses and entrepreneurs. Elizabeth has received numerous proclamations and messages from State, County, & City Officials.
Former vice president and member of the Jamaica United Relief Association for approximately 25 years. During this period she was the recipient of two awards from the Association for her Outstanding Contribution and Dedication to the Organization.
She is currently a Board Member of Lauderhill Sister Cities International, and a member of the Jamaica USA Chamber of Commerce. Over the years she has provided decorating and setup services for the organization. In 2017 Elizabeth was the recipient of the Jamaican Milestone Award for Professional Service Excellence from the Jamaica USA Chamber of Commerce.
Objectives for Pembroke Pines
I am very passionate about the City of Pembroke Pines, having lived here for many years
and having raised my family here. With such a rich and diverse culture, our city with more that 30% of its residents as Caribbean’s, African Americans and others, it will be quite fitting to have a Jamaican / American on the City Commission. It will be a great privilege for me to assist in building a much better City for future generations; Establishing a more efficient transportation system for the Seniors-Increase Bus Service for our Seniors; Advocate for Better Education; Expand Veterans Services; Fight for Small Businesses.
I Am Ready And Willing To Serve ALL People.
So Pembroke Pines……………. Let’s Do It!
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