Commissioner Albert C. Jones has enjoyed a career that spans more than forty years and exemplifies a dedication to community and the education and welfare of children. From 1968 to the present he has served as an educator, Sunday school teacher, coach, adjunct professor, department head, behavioral specialist, dean of students, school board member, Dania Beach city commissioner, mayor and vice-mayor and in his current positions as Commissioner of Memorial Healthcare System, d/b/a South Broward Hospital District and the Broward Regional Health Planning council. Also, the Commissioner is an active member and participant of the Broward and Florida League of Cities.
In 1993 he was elected to the Dania Beach City Commission where he served a four year term. He was re-elected in 2007 to serve as Vice-Mayor and the following year as Mayor. His reputation and public service garnered recognition and respect from Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who appointed him to the South Broward Hospital District in 1999 and to the School Board of Broward County in 2006. Governor Charlie Crist would later re-appoint Mr. Jones to the South Broward Hospital District and in 2009 to a seat on the Broward County Board of County Commissioners, District 9.
His public service was preceded by a career in education. In 1968 he coached football and swimming while teaching physical education at McArthur High School, where he would later become chair of the Physical Education Department. He was an assistant athletic director and Dean of Students at Everglades High School. In 1995 he joined the School Board of Broward County to develop curriculum as a Supervisor of Special Needs.
Commissioner Jones has served on the Board of the Broward County Metropolitan Planning Organization where he was active in the National Association of Counties, the Florida Association of Counties, the Florida League of Cities, the National League of Cities and the Broward League of Cities. He was the Broward County Haitian Relief Effort Coordinator and a member of the Leadership Committee for the Broward County Haitian Relief Task Force. He also was a member of the Broward Black Elected Officials, the Broward Sheriff’s Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity Council, and American Hospital Association’s Committee On Governance (COG), along with other numerous hospital associations. He is still a public servant whether attending school functions, conferences regarding community health care, church activities, city event s or just relaxing at the beach or at one of our city parks.
He received his bachelor’s degree from Edward Waters College in Jacksonville and his master’s degree from the University of Northern Colorado. Mr. Jones is married to Carolyn W. Jones, a former ESE teacher at Attucks Middle School and they share one daughter, Alison Jones, MS from Florida A & M University in Health Administration and now reside in Atlanta, Georgia employed at Grady Hospital’s Poison Control Center.
Albert C. Jones