Stories written by Vice Mayor Felicia M. Brunson

Many Celebrations – One City: HAPPY HOLIDAYS WEST PARK!


The holidays are a special time of celebration, reflection and looking forward. Despite the challenges we face and occasional differences we have with one another, during the holiday season we come together to help one another and to give thanks for our many blessings. During this holiday season we are reminded of the message of […]

Congratulations VFW Post 8195!


A group of black South Florida Vietnam vets have found comfort telling each other their untold war stories over the last few years. Now, they’re telling those tales to the world. The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8195 in West Park has about 400 members. Most of them are African- American. About 23 of them […]


Veteran's Day Parade

At the 11th hour, on the 11th day, of the 11th month of 2013, we will pause to honor America’s Veterans and celebrate their contributions to our way of life. Few have given more to our Nation than the men and women who have served in our Armed Forces in peace and in war. Since […]



Although we should remember the significance of all our holidays, I believe that Thanksgiving is the holiday which should be used for a time of quiet reflection. We would all do well to pause and remember those brave souls who risked their lives to travel to a new and uncharted land in search of freedom. […]

Celebrating National Breast Cancer Awareness Month


Cancer, the dreaded “C” word. It has become such an epidemic in our society that people are loath to even mention its name. The many faces of this disease challenge an individual to show their fighting spirit and will to live. It’s every woman’s nightmare to feel a lump in her breast and face the […]

West Park, Let’s Spread Some Love!


February is known as the month of love and this month has a sweet significance to the City of West Park. Ask yourself the simple yet profound question: “Are you a good neighbor?” Our city really needs good, even great neighbors! Some of the issues that our community is facing would be eliminated or drastically […]

A Tribune to West Park Fathers!


The month of June is a time to recognize “Dad.” Fathers are the biggest source of strength for a child. The innocent eyes of a child perceive father as the protective, all-powerful, all-knowing and most important person in the family. For daughters, fathers are the first men they adore and fall in love with. For […]

A Celebration Of Black History Month!


WHAT IS BLACK HISTORY MONTH? Black History Month is an observance of the history of the African diaspora in a number of countries outside of Africa. Since 1976, it is observed annually in the United States and Canada in February, while in the United Kingdom it is observed in October. In the U.S., Black History […]

Good Things Come From West Park!


On December 9, 2011, West Park’s very own Patrick White received a letter of commendation for outstanding performance of duty while assigned to Coast Guard State Cape Cod Canal in Sandwich, Massachusetts. During this time, he was an integral part of the Deck Department and an invaluable assistant to the Executive Petty Officer. He was […]

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month


By Vice Mayor Felicia M. Brunson…. “When you do nothing, you feel overwhelmed and powerless. But when you get involved, you feel the sense of hope and accomplishment that comes from knowing you are working to make things better. ” – Maya Angelou Cancer, the dreaded “C” word. It has become such an epidemic in […]

A Special Tribute to West Park Mothers and Veterans!!

Vice Mayor Felicia M. Brunson

By Vice Mayor Felicia M. Brunson…. Mothers are everything to us when we are small… our lives revolve around her. For everything we need, we call mother. To protect us from all perceivable dangers, we want her around us. To take us, out we hold her arms. To kiss away our wounds, we run to […]

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