My name is Matthew Sparks and I am currently the Mayor of the City of Oakland Park. I was elected to office in 2016. I have been a Flight Attendant for a legacy airline since 1996, I’ve lived in Florida since 1999 and purchased my home in Oakland Park in 2015. I have a Degree in design and merchandising, I believe in the value of diversity and no matter the odds, you can achieve anything you set your mind to.
What will you do for the City of Oakland Park? Why should Oakland Park Residents vote for you?
My priorities for Oakland Park are to continue to actively lead the way to ensure the Broward County Public School Board keeps their promise to provide the facilities and funding to improve the quality of our schools, especially Northeast High School. Oakland Park has the perception of being a “trainer” Fire Department. We need to attract and retain the best First Responders and provide them with the tools and facilities to protect our homes and residents. We must stay the course when it comes to seeing our vision through to it’s full potential, while being fiscally responsible.
Unite the entire City, we need to have the discussion of expanding revitalization projects from Federal Highway to NW 31st Ave and every neighborhood in between. Finally continue being vigilant to our fiscal responsibility and transparency. Sharing all plans openly and engaging our residents on multiple occasions has served all of us well and we must continue in this process moving forward. It creates that bond of trust, as well as much needed clarity between the citizens and their local government.
I believe I have served Oakland Park and its residents well and wish to do so through 2024. “Keep a Spark in the Park”
You can visit my website at www.MatthewSparks2020.com