Current Term: 11/2014 - 11/2018
First Elected: March 1988
Lauderhill Resident: Since 1983

Born:
November 18 - Detroit, Michigan

Education:
BGS- University of Michigan
JD - Cleveland State University
LL.M. - Taxation, University of Miami

Occupation:
Attorney - Richard J. Kaplan, Esq. (retired)

Hobbies/Interest:
Travel, Wines, Music, Sports

Family:
Wife - Lynn Kaplan; Son - Andrew S. J. Kaplan

Committees/Boards:

  • Broward MPO - Member 1993 to present (Chair 2000 - 2007)
  • Florida MPOAC - Member 1994 to 2014 (Chair 1999 - 2014)
  • SEFTC - Founding Member 2005 to 2013 (Chair 2006 - 2011)
  • National League of Cities (TIS Steering Committee)
  • Association of Metropolitan Planning Organization (AMPO) - Director 2001 to 2006 (President 2004 - 2005)
  • State of Florida Strategic Intermodal System (SIS Steering Committee (2003 & 2009))
  • State of Florida 2025 Long Range Planning Steering Committee (2005) that created the 2025 Florida Transportation Plan

Affiliations:

  • The Florida Bar
  • FINRA
  • North Shore Medical Center - Board of Governors
  • University of Michigan Alumni Club
  • Sigma Chi Fraternity, Fort Lauderdale Chapter

Awards:

  • 2014 - Inducted into the Cricket Hall of Fame
  • 2013 - "Outstanding Green Elected Official" from the USGBC South Florida Chapter
  • 2009 - "Vision Award" from the Smart Growth Partnership
  • 2006 - "Outstanding Professional Achievement in Metropolitan Transportation Planning" from the Association of Metropolitan Planning Organization (AMPO)
  • 2005 - "Vision for the Future in Transportation Leadership" from South Florida Commuter Services
  • 2004 - "Mayor of the Year" from National League of

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