Broward Trust for Historic Preservation

Broward County pioneers

Preservation of the past extends beyond protecting structures; it encompasses the celebration
of stories, traditions, and collective
memories that form our identity.



Each month, Broward Trust for Historic Preservation recognizes the recipient of the 2023 Broward County Pioneer Award.

For May we honor
Luann Comes, winner of the
Broward County Pioneer Award .

Luann Comes
GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF BROWARD COUNTY

Arriving in Broward County in 1959 at the age of five LuAnn graduated from Plantation High School, Broward Community College with an AA Degree and FAU with a Bachelor’s of Arts in education.

LuAnn’s teaching career spanned 39 years in Boward County Schools. While teaching, she worked with new teachers to enhance their skills; supported children and parents new to the community or with special needs; sponsored the Student Council and National Honor Society along with their community activities such as food and toy drives; and coordinated Volunteers.

Currently, she volunteers and is an active member in Broward County Retired Educators, the Gamma Beta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, and the Village Gate Homeowners Association where she continues to take leadership roles in all groups.

An active member of GSBC since 2015 her community engagement has been shaped by the belief that a community must preserve its past, but also be welcoming and supportive of others in their endeavors or challenges.

The Genealogical Society of Broward County had its beginning in 1967 when five people attended
an organizational meeting. Rapid growth began in the mid-1970’s with the Bicentennial and with Alex
Haley’s novel ROOTS, putting emphasis on history and family history.  By the late 1970’s, the Society had over a hundred members and was meeting in a courtroom of the Broward County Courthouse In 1977 the Genealogical Society of Broward County was chartered as a non-profit
cultural organization.

Nominated by the Genealogical Society of Broward County

The Broward Trust for Historic Preservation
invites all residents of Broward County
to share their pioneer or family heritage.