Commissioner Sandra L. Welch
Sandra L. (Sandy) Welch was elected commissioner in March 2013. She represents District C, which includes Township north of Copans Road to south of Sample Road, as well as much of the area east of Lyons Road from Sample Road north to Sawgrass Expressway.
Commissioner Welch and her husband Andy, grew up in Southern Illinois and moved to Coconut Creek in 1997. She has held all offices of The Women's Club of Coconut Creek, and currently co-chairs Festival of Lights and Annual Fair Bake Table Committees. She served as Chair and Vice-Chair of the Coconut Creek Parks and Recreation Advisory Board from 2001-2013. Along with other business and civic leaders, Welch served as a facilitator during the City’s Vision 2020 strategic planning session. Welch was a member of the first graduating Coconut Creek Citizen’s Academy in 2007.
Currently, Commissioner Welch serves on the Scholarship/Student Ambassador Committee and Leadership Training & Development with the Broward League of Cities. Also at the Broward County level, she is an appointed member of both the Climate Change Task Force, as well as the Water Advisory Board, and served on the Human Rights Board through June 2015.
At the local City level, she serves on the SAC (School Advisory Council) of Monarch High School, Coconut Creek High School, Dave Thomas Education Center West Campus, and Atlantic Technical High/College. In addition she sits on the Atlantic Technical College Career Placement Advisory Board. She chaired the Coconut Creek/Margate 2014 Relay for Life community fundraiser event, which is held annually at Monarch High School, and remains active on the event planning committee.
Commissioner Welch attended Southern Illinois University and retired in 2013 from American Express after 18 years as an Executive Assistant in Customer Service, Billing and Payment Services, and Human Relations/Affirmative Action Plans.