The Honorable Greg Ross Mayor of the City of Cooper City, Florida
Greg Ross grew up in Brooklyn, New York where he resided with his parents, sister and identical twin brother. Growing up, Greg was educated in Brooklyn schools. Greg attained his Bachelor of Arts Degree, in Sociology, from Brooklyn College. In 1977, he relocated to Florida where he enrolled at Nova University Law Center in Fort Lauderdale and earned his Juris Doctor.
Greg held the position of Broward County Assistant State Attorney from 1980 to 1984. He supervised Assistant State Attorneys in trial preparation and practice, as well as prepared and tried felony, juvenile and dependency cases. Greg was the on-call Assistant State Attorney during this time, fielding inquiries concerning all criminal matters while participating in the preparation and execution of search warrants. Greg opened his law practice, in Fort Lauderdale in 1984, where he is the Sole Practitioner of the Law Offices of Greg Ross, P.A. His general practice law firm concentrates in criminal law; personal injury; collections and probate. Greg is a proud member of the Florida and New York Bar Associations, as well as the Federal Southern District of Florida, District Court of Appeals and both the Florida and US Supreme Court.
Among Greg Ross' many accomplishments, he served as Hearing Officer for the Broward County Aviation Board, Broward County Animal Control and the Broward County Consumer Regulation Board. His vast knowledge of governmental law, utilization of rules of evidence and judicial and administrative procedures enables him to preside over administrative hearings for consumer complaints. Greg's participation in City Government began in 2002, when he was appointed to the Cooper City Planning & Zoning Board where he served for seven years, the last of which he served as Chairman. Greg served as the City's BSO Fire/Rescue Community Emergency Response Team Coordinator from 2006-2012 and Vice-Chair of Broward County CERT Coordinators. In 2009, Greg was appointed by the Cooper City Commission to serve as Cooper City's Special Magistrate. As such, he presided over resident's code enforcement violations and minor traffic infractions. Greg served as Special Magistrate until he made the decision to run for the position of Mayor. On November 6th, 2012, Greg Ross was Elected to serve the residents of Cooper City, as their Mayor.
Since his election, he dedicates his time in service as a member of the Broward League of Cities Ethics Task Force and has chaired both the Local Issues Committee and the Nominating Committee. As a Board of Directors member, Greg was elected to the position Secretary and has ultimately become the President of the Broward League of Cities. He is currently serving as a Board of Directors member on the Florida League of Cities and is the Vice Chair of the Urban Administration Legislative Policy Committee.
Additionally, Greg's time is dedicated to serving on the South Florida Regional Planning Council, where he currently holds the position of Secretary and is their appointee to the Broward County Water Advisory Board. Concomitantly, he is involved in the C-51 Surface Water Reservoir Work Group and the Davie/Cooper City Chamber Government Economic & Community Affairs Committee.
Greg has achieved the rare honor of receiving The Home Rule Hero Award for both 2015 and 2016 in back-to-back annual presentations by the Florida League of Cities. Greg was recognized by his peers for his tireless efforts to advance the League's legislative agenda and help protect the home rule powers of Florida's cities during the 2015 and 2016 legislative sessions.