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Dr. Ishmael begins his role as Hollywood City Manager

Dr. Wazir Ishmael is excited about his new position as Hollywood City Manager. He believes in the City and what it has to offer residents and businesses.  He had served as Deputy City Manager of Miramar and Hollywood assistant city manager but received a unanimous vote to be the city manager at a recent commission meeting.

“I want to move the City of Hollywood forward,” said Ishmael. “We have a strong community and a strong business sector. And we have a lot to offer businesses in Hollywood and businesses that would consider locating to the City. We have an airport and a seaport and we have a beach.”

Ishmael is new to his position and wants to get input from members of the City Commission on what their priorities are. He wants to determine the three most important priorities that members of the commission have.

Ishmael would like to see further development of the City. He wants to continue efforts to develop the downtown section and the beach area and he wants to see more development in the western portion of Hollywood. He want to establish a strong partnership between the city and business leaders.

“We have a lot to offer. We’re in a great location. We have a diverse population, a stable infrastructure and we have great beaches,” said Ishmael.

He hopes to see the development of more technology oriented businesses, marine industry and aviation. And he wants to retain older businesses in Hollywood. He believes that getting a group of innovative businesses together will be good for the City.  Ishmael is also hoping to see further development of the arts community. He is pleased with plans to make Hollywood an arts center.

During the commission meeting where he was named the new city manager, Ishmael said he was humbled to be given such an opportunity and promised to serve with integrity and passion and would ensure that the government would be run with full transparency. 

Ishmael has the strong support of the Hollywood Commission. During the meeting, Commissioner Traci Callari said she believes Ishmael has the vision to move the City forward.

Mayor Peter Bober said the commission has been divided and that the new city manager might bring the commission together.

Commission Patricia Asseff said she believes Hollywood has strong momentum and Ishmael will lead the city well.

 

David Volz
David Volz
David Volz has been a reporter for Hollywood Gazette since 2011 and has worked for numerous community news publications throughout South Florida over the past two decades including the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Miami Herald and South Florida Business Journal. He is a Professor in the Business department at Broward College and the editor of the Coral Springs Connection, an online community news website. He covers city government, schools, sports events, cultural activities, faith groups and workplaces.

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