Fort Lauderdale, FL. – Walter “Skip” Campbell, Mayor of Coral Springs, and Mike Ryan, Mayor of Sunrise, participated in two important panels at the Florida Chamber Foundation’s “Learners to Earners Education Summit.” Both were invited by the Florida Afterschool Network and are partners at the law firm of Krupnick Campbell Malone Buser Slama Hancock Liberman, PA.
The Florida Chamber Foundation’s 2017 “Learners to Earners Education Summit” connected Florida’s business community, workforce professionals and education thought leaders with interactive discussions on how to connect today’s learners to tomorrow’s career opportunities. Florida Afterschool Network works to establish and enhance high-quality statewide afterschool programs and policies. Their vision is to ensure accessible and affordable afterschool options are available to every child.
Campbell spoke on, “Afterschool & Summer Learning Works for Parents, Kids and the Economy” regarding an innovative summer program involving the Coral Springs Police Department. “I am so proud of the police officers of the Coral Springs Police Department for this innovative program,” explained Campbell. “Providing a safe and free summer camp hosted by police officers not only creates a fun and educational summer for the students, but brings our department and youth closer together.”
Ryan spoke on, “Expanded Learning Opportunities: City Partnerships” regarding the effort to introduce scholastic chess in the community through private partnerships. “Our work in Sunrise to build a coalition of partners behind the scholastic chess program allows us to leverage the best of our community to make a difference for years to come,” said Ryan. “Our Sunrise Center for Excellence in Chess will hopefully become a template for other municipalities to build their own program aimed at improving critical thinking skills, developing social skills and improving academic performance for the next generation.”
Campbell is a known leader within the legal profession and has served as President of the Broward County Bar Association, President of the Broward County Justice Association and President of the Federal Bar Association of Broward County. He was elected to the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar and was the recipient of The Florida Bar Meritorious Service Award.
He is a Founding Fellow and has served as a member of the Board of Governors of the Southern Trial Lawyers and a Diplomat of the Florida Justice Association. He is a sustaining member of the American Association For Justice, a Founding Sponsor of the Civil Justice Foundation and a Founding Member of the Trial Lawyers for Public Justice.
Ryan is active member of the American Association for Justice, Florida Justice Association and the Broward County Justice Association.
Additionally, Ryan has served as Chair of the Broward League of Cities Public Safety Committee; co-Chair, vice-Chair and Chair of the Broward County Consolidated Communications Committee; Co-Chair of the Broward County League of Cities’ Joint School Resource Officers Task Force; a member of the Broward County Regional Planning Council; a member of the Broward Chiefs of Police Association Committee on Domestic Violence Injunction Process in Broward County; and, Co-Chair of the Communications Working Group of the Strengthening Police Community Relations Task Force in Broward County.
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