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Lori Nance Parrish, American County commissioner.


Parrish, Lori Nance was born on July 31, 1948 in Evansville, Indiana, United States.


Student, Florida Atlantic U., 1969;student, Nova/Davie Cmty. School, 1974-1975;student, Broward Community College, Davie, Florida, 1980;student, Clemson U., 1982;student, Florida Atlantic U., 1986;student, Florida Atlantic U., 1988;Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Keiser College, 1996;postgraduate, U. Control Florida, since 1996.


Toll operator Southern Bell Telephone Сompany, 1966-1968. Administrative assistant appraisal and construction Loan Department Hollywood Federal Savings & Loan Association, 1968—1972. Accountant, qualifying agent Victor Purdo Painting Company, 1972-1981.

Finance manager CRG, Inc., 1982-1983. Bookkeeper I county and vocational School Board Broward County, South Plantation High School, 1983-1984. Commissioner district 5 Broward County, Florida, 1988—2004, vice-chair, 1989—1990, 1996—1997, chair, 1990—1991, 1997—1998, 2001—2002, property appraiser, since 2005.

Citizen's advisory board City of Cooper, 1976-1977, personnel review board, 1976-1977. Member Property Appraisal Adjustment Board, 1984-1990, 91-94, vice chair, 1987-1988, chair 1989-1990, 1993-1994, 95-96. Member South Florida Coordinating Council, since 1985, Criminal Justice Planning Council, 1985-1990, National Association Counties, 1988-2004, Human Services Committee, 1988-2004, Broward Economic Development Board, 1988-1989, chair 1991-1992.

Member Courthouse Security Committee, 1990-1993, Public Health Trust Committee, Environment, Energy Land Use Steering Committee, 1991-2004, Health Steering Committee 1989-1990, 94-95, Overall Economic Development Planning Committee, 1988-1990, Metropolitan Planning Organization, 1988-1990, 92-2004, Human Immunodeficiency Virus Health Planning Council, 1992-1993, Broward Education Planning Initiative Committee, Legal, Legislation Subcommittee, 1993, Resource Recovery Board 1994-1995, 2002-2003, vice chair, 1992, chair, 1993, Tourist Development Council 1997, 2001. Member select committee water policy, Florida Association Counties', 1995-1996, elderly task force member, 1995. Board governors Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, 1987-1988, 90-91.

Advisory board member Water Supply, 1988-1994, chair 1991-1992. Brady Brigade recruiter, National Organization Disability, 1991-1993. Chair NACO's Subcommittee on Aging, 1993.

Chair Cooper City Election Reform Committee, 1993-1994. Board directors Community Health Purchasing Alliance, 1993-1996, Florida Association Counties, 1988-2001, South Florida Regional Transportation Authority, Tri-County Commuter Rail Authority, 1988-2004, vice chair, 1996-1997, chair 1997-1998. Vice chair Broward County Planning Council, 1991-1992, member since 2002.

Special projects coordinator Davie/Cooper City Chamber of Commerce. Administrative assistant to building official City of Cooper City, 1972-1981. Landscape contractor, owner Earthy Interiors.

Vice president Lake Shore Motel and Swap Shop, Inc., 1994-2003, 3290 Sunrise Investments, Inc., 1994-2003, 3291 Sunrise Investments, Inc. (dba Swap Shop), 1994-2003, Florida Drive-In Theater Management, Inc. 1994-2001, chief operating officer Millennium Hollywood's City Place, 1994-2003.

Vice president, secretary, treasurer Swap Shop Management LLC, since 2001. Founder Broward Workshop Criminal Justice Committee Regional Transportation Organization Board 1996-2003.


  • Certified Retail Nurseryman Nova/Davie Community School, Florida, 1975, in Credit and Collections Broward Community College, Florida, 1980, in Quality Circuit Florida Atlantic University, 1986, in Target Management Selection Florida International University, 1988, County Commissioners Certified in Finance Management Florida Counties Foundation, Florida Association Counties, 1997, County Commissioners Certified in County Government Law Florida Counties Foundation, Florida Association Counties, 1998, County Commissioners Certified in Ethics Florida Counties Foundation, Florida Association Counties, 1998.


Advisory board Broward County Library., 1979-1985, Mommas and Poppas of Cooper City High, 1982-1990, Broward Community College Women's Programs Advisory Committee, 1981-1982. Secretary Cooper City Elementary School Advisory Committee, 1979-1980, chair 1980-1982, South Central Area Advisory Committee, 1982-1983, secretary, 1981-1982. Legislation chair Broward County Library.

Advisory Board, 1982-1984. Active Broward County School Board, 1984-1988, vice-chair, 1986-1987, chair, 1987-1988. Board directors Pembroke Pines Human Resource Center Advisory Committee, 1984-1988.

Member American Library Association, Southeastern Library. Association, Davie/Cooper City Friends of Library. (founder), Fort Lauderdale Friends of Library., Broward County Friends of Library., Amalgamated Transit Union (honorary life, Naval Air Station, Fort Lauderdale History Association (honorary), Broward County Police Benevolent Association (honorary).


Married Geoffrey Cohen. Children: Gary Brown, Brandi Schmidt.

Geoffrey Cohen

Gary Brown Parrish

Brandi Schmidt Parrish