Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Representative  Joseph A. "Joe" Gibbons

District 100

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Biographical Information

City of Residence:  Hallandale Beach

Occupation:  Businessman

Spouse:  Ava Parker

Child(ren):  Avis Williams, Joseph Gibbons, Jr., Stacey Simmons, Charles Gibbons, Bailey Mildred, Parker Joseph

Grandchild(ren):  Drew Williams, Veronica Williams, Joseph Gibbons III, Harold "Donnie" Simmons, Kaleb Simmons

Education:  Calvin College, B.A., General Studies; John Jay College of Criminal Justice, M.P.A.

Born:  September 23, 1948, New York, NY

Moved to Florida:  1994

Religious Affiliation:  African Methodist Episcopal

Recreational Interest:  baseball, basketball, boating, fishing, football, golf, swimming

Legislative Service

Elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2006, reelected subsequently

Minority Leader pro tempore, 2010-2012

Other Public Service

Broward County School Board, WMBE, Advisory Council

Broward League of Cities, Vice Chair, Diversity Committee

Broward County Planning Council, 2004-2006

City of Hallandale Beach, City Commissioner, 2003-2006


African American Success Foundation, Board of Directors, 2003-present

Areawide Council on Aging, board member, 2005-present

Aventura Marketing Council

Future Foundation, Board of Directors, 2003-present

Hallandale Beach-Aventura Rotary Club, President, 2006-2007, 2003-present

Hallandale Beach Democratic Club, 1st Vice President, 2004-present, member, 2002-present

Hallandale High School Alumni & Friends Association, Executive Board, 2006-present, member (Assistant Chaplain), 2003-present

Henderson Mental Health, Board of Directors, 2005-present

Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, 2005-present

Holocaust Documentation and Education Center, board member, 2005-present

Pembroke Pines Chamber of Commerce, 2005-present

Anchor Bay Club Condominium, President, 2005-2007, Board of Directors, 2001-2008

CALL (Community Association Legislative Lobbyists), President, 2004, Executive Board Committee, 2006

Hallandale Beach Neighborhood Improvement Corporation, Board of Directors, 2003-2006


Chivas Regal Young Entrepreneur Award

Gibbons Consulting Group, Inc., President

IBM 100% Club Presidency

Nation's Business magazine, cover

NERData Products, Toronto, Canada

SBA Minority Small Business Person of the Year

White House Conference of Small Business, congressional appointee

Magnetic Imaging Supplies, Inc., former President

Florida Legislative Black Caucus, Chairman, 2008

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