The Honorable Frank C. Ortis
Mayor of the town of Pembroke Pines, Florida

Mayor Frank C. Ortis has been a resident of Pembroke Pines since 1977 and has a long history of service to his community   He was elected to the Pembroke Pines City Commission in 1996 and served as Vice Mayor in 1998 and 2002.  In August 2004 he was elected Mayor, and in January 2008 he was re-elected for a second mayoral term.  He was elected President of the Broward League of Cities for the 2005-2006 term of office.  Mayor Ortis was recently appointed to chair the Broward League of Cities 2009-2010 Economic Committee. Since 2004, Mayor Ortis has served as Chair of the Legislative Growth Management Broward County School Oversight Committee. He was elected to serve on the United States Conference of Mayors Advisory Board in June 2006.  In November 2008 Mayor Ortis was elected to the auspicious body of Leadership Florida. He also sits on the board of Geo Care America. He has been appointed to serve on the 2009-2010 Census Prep Committee, the Education Committee, the Fiscal Stewardship Subcommittee of the Economics Committee, the Legislative Advocacy Committee, and the Green Initiatives and Growth Management Subcommittees of the Sustainability Committee. Mayor Ortis was appointed to the NLC Corporate Partner Leadership Council as Advisory Council Liaison 2011.

Mayor Ortis was appointed to Vice Chair of the Broward League of Cities 2010-2011 Legislative & Advocacy Committee and the Broward League of Cities 2010-2011 Education Committee and the Leadership Development Committee.  He was appointed Vice Chair to the United States Conference of Mayors Committee on Jobs, Education and the Workforce, 2010-2011.

In August 2007 he was installed as President of the Florida League of Cities and served as Chair of the Florida League of Cities’ Resolutions Committee at the 2007 FLC Annual Conference.  He garnered recognition from the Florida League of Cities by receiving the Cities of Excellence Mayor of the Year Award in 2006.  Mayor Ortis was elected to the Board of Directors of the National League of Cities in November 2007.   He was appointed to the Board of Advisors of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) in 2007. In November 2008 Mayor Ortis was elected to the auspicious body of Leadership Florida.

Mayor Ortis has been a Pembroke Pines resident since 1977 and lives with his wife Barbara Parlavecchio Ortis, a real estate professional, and his stepson Nick.  His son, Christopher currently serves as a deputy with the Broward Sheriff’s Office.  Mayor Ortis has three grandchildren, Kara, Kyle and Keegan.