A Fond Farewell to a Distinguished Commissioner: Toby Feuer
At the October 15, 2018 Weston City Commission meeting, the Commission, along with family members, friends, colleagues and many admiring members of the community, honored and thanked City Commissioner Toby Feuer for her eight years of leadership, service and selfless civic devotion to the community.
While Commissioner Feuer will continue to serve on the City Commission until November 19, 2018, the October meeting was the last regular Commission meeting the Commissioner would preside over and a proper thank you and a little fanfare was a must for a woman who has given so much to so many.
Affectionately known as the 'busiest retired lady we know', Commissioner Feuer moved to Weston in 1998 after retiring from working at Brooklyn College. She is the Vice President of her condo association and President of the Bonaventure President's Council. She is Secretary for the Broward Coalition, appointed by the City of Weston as the City representative to the Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization, has been appointed to the Broward County Commission on the Status of Women, and is actively involved with ORT America, the Weston Music Society, Weston Friends of the Library, Hadassah and the American Association of University Women to name but a few. She did this and more and always with a smile, with style, and with grace.
Noting one of her most cherished accomplishments, Commissioner Feuer reminisced of championing the Weston Community Emergency Response Team Program (C.E.R.T.) which today has 98 volunteer members. Former Weston Fire Chief Bruce Caruso, now Fire Chief in Cooper City who graciously standing in for current Weston Chief Todd Draizin, presented the Commissioner with an honorary fire chief's hat: a first for Weston (take a look through the photo album below). Police Chief Kevin Butler proudly and emotionally presented the Commissioner with a glass plaque from the Broward Sheriff's Office.
Mayor Stermer, on behalf of the City Commission and staff, presented Commissioner Feuer with an inscribed vase and memory book outlining her years of dedication to the City. Her son Mitchell and daughter Sharon honored her, along with friends and colleagues Renee Smoley, Louis Marett, Kamala Anandam and Mary Molina-Macfie. Saving his comments and praise until last was City Manager John R. Flint who actually coined the phrase 'hardest working retired lady we know.'
Thank you for your service.