Commissioner Joanne Simone has lived in Margate since 1989 and is a retired Broward County school teacher of 35 years. Joanne was elected Commissioner in November, 2012. She currently serves on the following boards/committees: Margate Community Redevelopment Agency, Northwest Focal Point Senior Center District and the Employee Benefit Trust Fund Board. She is also a trained member of C.E.R.T. (Community Emergency Response Team) and a volunteer worker at her church, First United Methodist of Coral Springs. Joanne also volunteers with Shop with a Cop, Atlantic West Elementary School, Feeding South Florida and various Hope South Florida projects. She is a member of the Relay for Life Team, an avid animal lover and enjoys outdoor activities.