Vice Mayor Beverly Williams
About Vice Mayor Beverly Williams
Beverly Joan Montgomery Williams has been married to former Commissioner Levoyd Williams for 51 Years. She is the mother of two children, Antonia Jenae’ and Levoyd Keith, and grandmother of four; Jayden, Kiondra, Joshua and Nikolas.
Vice Mayor Williams attended and completed nursing school at the Washington Vocational School at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Pensacola, Florida. She was raised to understand how important it is to serve others. She was Board President for years for the Irma H. Hunter Day Care Center in Fort Lauderdale, where she was instrumental in the organization and training of disadvantaged mothers, which enabled them to have daycare while receiving training to be able to enter the workforce. She was an advisor for the organization called “FOAM” Females On A Mission, which focused on the education and prevention of teen pregnancy. Beverly is a past member of 100 Black Women of Broward, past President of Friends of Lauderdale Lakes Library for 5 years and African American Research Library (AARLCC) in Ft. Lauderdale. She is also the past President of Eastgate Homeowners Association. She organized numerous “National Night Out against Crime” events in Lauderdale Lakes, an event that educates the public on crime prevention.
Vice Mayor Beverly Williams was named to the Broward County Women’s Hall of Fame in 2002; was honored by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, Zeta Rho Omega Chapter in 2010 Top Hat of Distinction Award. She is a Committee member for the Democratic Party of Broward County; past board member of Florida Medical Center, member of Piney Grove First Baptist Church; past chair of Lauderdale Lakes Community Council, and a member of the Broward Sheriff Citizens On Patrol, (COPS).
Vice Mayor Beverly Williams is well known throughout her community for her energetic leadership and willingness to give back. Her passion is her love of gardening. She took the Master Gardening Course at the University of Florida, and is now a Certified Florida State Master Gardener. She is one of the organizers of the now renamed Frank Coleman Community Garden and the Children’s Community Garden. Vice Mayor Williams was instrumental in teaching 45 families and children how to grow fresh pesticides-free vegetables and encouraging them to grow and eat foods never eaten before. Her home garden has been highlighted in the Miami Herald and her community garden featured in the Sun Sentinel.
Vice Mayor Beverly Williams first ran for elected office on November 4th, 2014 where she received 50% of the vote in a four-person race for seat 2. She was immediately voted to be the Vice Mayor by her colleagues at the organizational meeting. Vice Mayor Williams represents the City on the Metropolitan Planning Organizational (MPO) Board, and was appointed by current Mayor of Broward County, Dale VC Holness, to the Broward Planning Council. She represents the City as the 2nd Vice President of the Broward League of Cities, and is in line to become President in two years. She serves at the Broward Housing Authority representing the League of Cities. Vice Mayor Williams served as chair of the Lauderdale Lakes Community Redevelopment Agency. She serves on the Mayors and Elected Officials Broward County Transportation Board and is active on the National League of Cities Board where she serves on the Human Development Policy Committee, and the Women in Municipal Government Board (WMIG). Vice Mayor Beverly Williams is the District 19 Leader for the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO), which covers the State of Florida.
In 2018 Vice Mayor Williams was challenged for seat 2 which she holds; this time she won by 73% of the votes and returned to her seat to continue serving the community that she truly loves.
Because of her years of service and dedication to the City of Lauderdale Lakes, the State and Broward County as a whole recognizes her love and commitment to the ‘’We Care City of Lauderdale Lakes”.
Vice Mayor Williams’ favorite quote is by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “Everybody can be great... because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve, you don’t have to make your subject and verb agree. You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by Love”.