Apply Now: City of Tamarac Hiring New City Commissioner


By: Sharon Aron Baron

Following last week’s dispersal of an $8,000 check to basically get Patte Atkins-Grad out of Tamarac, the position for city commissioner has now been publicized on the city website.

The Notice of City Commission Vacancy was posted on the City of Tamarac website on Monday which says that all applications for the vacant District 2 Commission seat are available online and must be submitted by Thursday, September 26, 2013 to Tamarac City Hall.  It specifies that all applicants must be registered voters in the city and must reside in District 2.

Oh, and one more thing… also won’t hurt if your name is Michelle Gomez because, let’s be honest, if you plan on applying for this position you’ll be up against the odd-on favorite and you may just be wasting your time if you apply.

Gomez, applied and was selected through this very same process back in 2010 when Atkins-Grad was suspended after being arrested for corruption charges.   She has deep roots in Tamarac, she’s an Attorney, and the Mayor and other commissioners like her a lot.

Here’s the kicker:   Gomez hasn’t missed a beat since she had to step down when Atkins-Grad was reinstated back in December.  Not one bit.

Most people would have taken their temporary positions and gone back to their regular lives.   Gomez continued attending city commission meetings and workshops.  When she wasn’t in attendance, she was watching them through web-streaming online.   Gomez could also be seen around District 2 attending HOA District meetings as well.  She could tell anyone which new businesses had moved in, and which ones had closed.

The application process is open for everyone.  My guess its a formality, a legal formality, of course. Michelle Gomez will be selected and will be back in the Commissioner’s seat soon.

And she’ll already be up to speed.

Would you like to apply? Application is here.

About Sharon Aron Baron

avatar Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and writer for Tamarac Talk and Coral Springs Talk. Tamarac Talk was created in 2010 to provide News, Views and Entertainment for the residents of Tamarac and to give resident's a forum. We are not affiliated with the City of Tamarac. That's why this site can be occasionally opinionated and obviously open.


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  • Patti Lynn

    I am sure that there are many qualified candidates for the position. However, this is only for one year, until the 2014 election. It would make more sense for those “other” candidates to try and get up to speed on Tamarac issues, attend a few Commission meetings, and meet with some HOAs and Condo associations and their boards. Ms. Gomez has already done that, and, as recently as December 2012 was actually the sitting commissioner. In the interest of continuity, and the fact that she will not have to “brought up to speed,” the wisest thing that the Tamarac Mayor & Commissioners could do, would be to reappoint Michelle Gomez. Then, let everyone compete in the 2014 election. District 2 residents need a qualified representative NOW.

    • Tamarac observer

      Hmmmm. Gomez also voted for every hair brained scheme that raised our taxes and never questioned the City staff. Sounds like she will fit right in..

  • Walter Morris

    I’ll second Patti’s suggestion below in favor of Ms. Gomez. As a resident of District 2, I would love to have Michelle represent my district. She has experience, she understands how our legal system works and after speaking with her I believe she has only the best intentions for Tamarac’s future.

  • commenter8

    Um, shouldn’t the focus be on creating MORE vacancies? By pushing out ALL of the Chait crew? Why are Talabisco and GLASSER still in office?!???