Meet Dean Trantalis

Commissioner Dean Trantalis is a devoted public servant and an accomplished champion for our neighborhoods and for equal rights.

Meet Dean Trantalis

Commissioner Dean Trantalis is a devoted public servant and an accomplished champion for our neighborhoods and for equal rights.

Meet Commissioner Trantalis

Thirty-five years ago, Commissioner Dean Trantalis came to Fort Lauderdale to make it his home. His long track record of public service in our community began with his involvement in the fight for equal rights. He has been a responsive, accessible voice on the City Commission, where he has worked to manage over-development, provide humane solutions to our homelessness crisis and protect the character and safety of our neighborhoods.

Meet Commissioner Trantalis

Thirty-five years ago, Commissioner Dean Trantalis came to Fort Lauderdale to make it his home. His long track record of public service in our community began with his involvement in the fight for equal rights. He has been a responsive, accessible voice on the City Commission, where he has worked to manage over-development, provide humane solutions to our homelessness crisis and protect the character and safety of our neighborhoods.

A Trailblazer for Equal Rights

Dean has been fighting for individual rights for more than twenty-five years. In 1995, Dean served as the co-chair of Americans for Equality and oversaw the successful enactment of the Broward County Human Rights Ordinance. This law provided individuals with protection from discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations based on their sexual orientation. Dean also helped manage the successful passage of the Broward County domestic partnership law, extending spousal-like benefits not only to county employees, but to all employees of entities doing business with Broward County.

A Trailblazer for Equal Rights

Dean has been fighting for individual rights for more than twenty-five years. In 1995, Dean served as the co-chair of Americans for Equality and oversaw the successful enactment of the Broward County Human Rights Ordinance. This law provided individuals with protection from discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations based on their sexual orientation. Dean also helped manage the successful passage of the Broward County domestic partnership law, extending spousal-like benefits not only to county employees, but to all employees of entities doing business with Broward County.

A Passion for Public Service

Through his work fighting for equality, Dean discovered a passion for public service that led him to become involved in multiple community organizations, including the Fort Lauderdale Citizen Police Review Board, Broward House, the Dolphin Democrats, the Riviera Towers Co-Operative Board, the Broward County Planning Council and the John Graves Foundation Board of Trustees.

In 2002, Dean decided to take the next step and ran successfully for City Commissioner, where he served until 2006. He would again be elected in 2013 and has served the residents of District 2 for the past four years.

Recognized for his leadership in our community, Dean has received multiple awards and honors for his work, including the Small Business Award from the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce in 2007. In spring 2015, he was an inaugural honoree of the Diversity Honors awards presented by the Harvey Milk Foundation. He also was honored as a Community Champion by the Broward County Commission and the Broward County Human Rights Board for his work on behalf of equal rights.

A Passion for Public Service

Through his work fighting for equality, Dean discovered a passion for public service that led him to become involved in multiple community organizations, including the Fort Lauderdale Citizen Police Review Board, Broward House, the Dolphin Democrats, the Riviera Towers Co-Operative Board, the Broward County Planning Council and the John Graves Foundation Board of Trustees.

In 2002, Dean decided to take the next step and ran successfully for City Commissioner, where he served until 2006. He would again be elected in 2013 and has served the residents of District 2 for the past four years.

Recognized for his leadership in our community, Dean has received multiple awards and honors for his work, including the Small Business Award from the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce in 2007. In spring 2015, he was an inaugural honoree of the Diversity Honors awards presented by the Harvey Milk Foundation. He also was honored as a Community Champion by the Broward County Commission and the Broward County Human Rights Board for his work on behalf of equal rights.