Community Conversations

Community Conversations


Monday, May 7, 2018    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Fort Lauderdale Historical Society
231 SW 2nd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301, Broward County

Event Type

Join Fort Lauderdale Historical Society in an evening with Senator George S. LeMieux and Laura Mize as they discuss their new book release, Florida Made: The 25 Most Important Figures Who Shaped the State.

George S. LeMieux is a native Floridian who has a varied career in both the public and private sectors. George served as Florida’s 34th United States Senator in the 111th Congress. In the United States Senate, he served on the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee; the Armed Services Committee; and the Special Committee on Aging. George also worked as Florida’s deputy attorney general, managing more than four hundred attorneys and appearing before appellate courts on behalf of the State of Florida, including the United States Supreme Court. As the governor’s chief of staff, he oversaw, on behalf of the governor, all state agencies and operations. In that role, he negotiated a gaming compact with the Seminole Tribe of Florida. George currently serves as the chairman of the board of Gunster law firm. He is the founder of the LeMieux Center for Public Policy at Palm Beach Atlantic University. He lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Laura E. Mize is a freelance journalist and former reporter for the Palm Beach Post. She has written extensively about Florida business, culture, food and dining and agriculture. She also has worked as a health and medical sciences writer for organizations such as the University of Florida and Mayo Clinic and the nationally syndicated radio show Health in a Heartbeat. Laura’s work has appeared in newspapers across the country and in the Local Palate magazine. She lives in Southwest Florida with her husband and daughter.

Tickets are free for current members of Fort Lauderdale Historical Society and free with a suggested donation for non-members.  Additional information available HERE.