Since elected in November 2018, Nick has 

  • Increased communications with residents via his regular newsletters on Facebook, NextDoor and other platforms.
  • Improved the city’s relationship with Plantation public schools, helping revive Plantation’s Education Advisory Board and expand its volunteer base.
  • Created Plantation Palooza, a virtual fund-raising concert featuring Plantation musicians to benefit Feeding South Florida.
  • Co-chaired the 2020 Plantation Census Committee.
  • Served on both the Firefighters’ and the General Employees’ Pension Boards.
  • Graduated from such continuing education opportunities as the Broward Water and Climate Academy and the Florida Institute for Elected Municipal Officials (League of Cities).
  • Served as 2020 City Council President.
  • Received 2020 endorsements from Broward Teachers Union, Women’s March Broward and Broward Property Appraiser Marty Kiar, to go with 2018 endorsements from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, South Florida Realtors and others.
  • Graduated from Plantation Citizens’ Police Academy in 2018.


Community Activities 

  • Member of Plantation Chamber of Commerce.
  • Member of Plantation Historical Society, Kiwanis and Friends of the Helen B. Hoffman Library.
  • City of Plantation Christmas Eve Santa Claus volunteer.
  • Former PAL basketball and soccer coach.
  • Plantation Relay for Live volunteer.
  • Freedoms Foundation lifetime member and Take Stock in Children board member.
  • Assistant boys’ basketball coach at American Heritage, St. Thomas Aquinas and Cardinal Gibbons over the past 30 years.

Political advertisement paid for and approved by Nick Sortal for Plantation City Council, Group 5