Broward Trust for Historic Preservation


The Broward County Historic Preservation Board is pleased to announce that its 2022 Pioneer Day event will be hosted by the City of Wilton Manors on October 15, 2022, at 12 pm. We are certain your municipality or organization will want to be part of this special day, so please participate by selecting one pioneer to be honored. When reviewing your possible nominees, please consider first and foremost candidates who have made outstanding and/or unique contributions to the community. You may also want to consider your long term residents and are encouraged to seek and honor your earliest pioneers, as well. If you are a historical society/organization associated with a city, we ask that you work with that municipality to select your Pioneer for 2022.

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Roberto Fernandez, III is an Instructional Facilitator with the Broward County School Board and serves as an adjunct lecturer at Florida International University. He received his Bachelor of Arts in  Sociology/Anthropology and his Master of Arts in African Diaspora Studies with an emphasis on teaching the African Diaspora from Florida International University. From 2000 to 2008 he served in the United States Army Reserve as a Civil Affairs specialist and did two tours of duty in the Horn of Africa. In 2011, Mr. Fernandez was appointed to the Broward County Historical Commission, serving in various positions, including a chair, until 2014.