Commissioner Mike Gelin Hosts Healthcare Heroes Appreciation Lunch

Commissioner Mike Gelin Hosts Healthcare Heroes Appreciation Lunch

Broward Mayor Dale Holness, Chef Juliette of Lickie Stickie BBQ, and Commissioner Mike Gelin. {Darryl Nobles/Dream Focus Photography}

By Saraana Jamraj

In celebration of Hospital Week and those on the frontlines of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, Tamarac City Commissioner Mike Gelin hosted an appreciation lunch for healthcare workers at University Hospital.

Commission Gelin read and presented University Hospital and Medical Center CEO Ben Harris with a proclamation declaring it to be Hospital Week in Tamarac.

Gelin was inspired to host the lunch to show appreciation to those working to save lives during the pandemic.

“As the son of a registered nurse, I grew up knowing that healthcare workers are heroes,” said Gelin.

Approximately 250 meals were prepared and served to the daytime workers at University Hospital by Chef Juliette of Lickie Stickie Barbecue, a fixture at the Tamarac Farmer’s Market.

The event was attended by Broward County Mayor Dale Holness, Broward County Commissioner Michael Udine, Florida State Reps. Dan Daley and Anike Omphrey, Vice Mayor Marlon Bolton, and Commissioner Julie Fishman.

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Saraana Jamraj
Saraana Jamraj
Saraana Selene Jamraj is a writer, activist, and a student pursuing her master's degree in mass communications at Florida International University.

She's currently the communications manager at The Salt Box in Parkland and has lived in Coral Springs since 2004.