Commissioner Beverly Williams
- Current Term: 2014 - 2018
About Commissioner Beverly Williams:
Beverly Joan Williams, is married to Levoyd L. Williams for 45 years, the mother of two children, Antonia Jenae’, and Levoyd Keith and Grandmother of four.
She attended and completed nursing school at the Washington Vocational School at the U.S. Navy Hospital, Pensacola, Florida. Serving as the Board President of The Irma Hunter Wesley Child Care Development Center, she was instrumental in the organization and training of disadvantaged mothers, which enabled them to have daycare while receiving training to enter the work force. She was an advisor of an organization called, FOAM Females On A Mission, that focused on the education and prevention of teen pregnancy. Beverly is a past member of the 100 Black Women of Broward, volunteers at the Lauderdale Lakes Library, where she served as president of Friends of the Lauderdale Lakes and President of the Eastgate Homeowner Association. She has organized numerous National Nights out against Crime in Lauderdale Lakes, which educates the public on crime prevention.
Beverly was named to the Broward County Women’s Hall of Fame in 2002 and was honored by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated Zeta Rho Omega Chapter, 2010 Top Hat Women of Distinction. She is also a Committee Chairwoman for the Democratic Party of Broward County. She is the 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 Broward Sheriff Citizens on Patrol (COPS).
Beverly is well known throughout her community for her energetic leadership and willingness to give. Beverly’s passion is her love of gardening. She took the Master Gardener’s course at the University of Florida, and she is now a Certified Florida State Master Gardener. Beverly is one of the organizers of the Lauderdale Lakes Community Garden and Children’s Garden. She is instrumental in teaching 32 members on how to grow fresh, pesticide free vegetables, and encouraging them to grow food that they have never eaten before; she has been highlighted in the Miami Herald and the Sun Sentinel.