Linda Sherwood District 6
Commissioner Linda Sherwood was born in North Tonawanda, New York. She moved to the Hollywood area in 1961 with her parents and younger sister. While attending Dade County Community College, she met and married William Sherwood. Together they have four children and now have four grandchildren. Commissioner Sherwood began her volunteer service as her children began school. She joined the Board of Directors of the Driftwood Elementary School PTA. From room mother to church leader at St. Boniface, to the Board of Directors of the Driftwood Civic Association, Commissioner Sherwood propelled her life into one of service and leadership. As directors for Driftwood, she and her husband published the Driftwood News where she became quite accomplished in sales and marketing.
In 1983, Commissioner Sherwood entered the Broward Community School of Nursing after winning a scholarship. She graduated this 3 year program Magna Cum Laude and worked for several years as an oncology nurse. Following her retirement from nursing, Sherwood became increasingly involved with government working in the Hollywood office of her state representative and creating a non-profit organization to help senior citizens find employment.
Prior to her election to the City Commission in 2008, she worked on the City-Wide Master Plan as chairperson for Economic Development and Redevelopment. Commissioner Sherwood and her husband also moved into condo life in District 6 and she became involved in the condominium association. As one of the Directors of the Master Association, she became very adept at handling and making decisions on a $1.5 million budget. Commissioner Sherwood has worked for the welfare and safety of others during her time on the City Commission receiving the Community Enhancement Collaboration, Inc. “Woman of the Year 2010-11 Award” on behalf of the Washington Park Homeowners Association for accomplishing major goals in the community. Commissioner Sherwood has also worked to promote improvements along State Road 7 and Hollywood Boulevard; advocated to keep bus transportation routes; pushed for parking at Zinkil Park; facilitated new landscaping within her district, acquired funding for the Washington Park Day Care Center; and helped start the 441/Hollywood West Business Association. Commissioner Sherwood was appointed to the Broward League of Cities Legislative and Advocacy Committee, August 2010, 2011 and 2012. She has received the “Woman of Leadership” Award from the South Florida Ballet Theater. In February of 2012, she was voted by her colleagues on the City Commission to serve a term as Vice Mayor. She was re-elected to a second commission term in November 2012 and continues to work for the enhancement of the 441 widening project. In May of 2015 she received the Chief's Special Recognition Award in support of Public Safety in Hollywood. This year she supported and promoted the Hispanic Unity VITA Project and received a Certificate of Appreciation from KAPOW (Kids and the Power at Work) for her support, dedication and service. Additionally, she works closely with new and upcoming projects, as she did with the recent Wal-Mart project which has revitalized the area. She continually focuses on economic development. Commissioner Sherwood is dedicated to Hollywood’s financial success.