Hi, I'm Alex
WHERE I COME FROM
I am a lifelong resident of Parkland, Florida. Throughout my youth, I was very involved throughout the Parkland community. I began my Parkland education at Park Trails Elementary and then later became a member of the first graduating class of Heron Heights Elementary. I was lucky enough to have attended four out of the five Parkland public schools from grades K-12. Throughout my summers, I attended multiple Parkland summer camps and played a variety of sports in the city. I have been a proud member of the Chabad of Parkland for over 13 years. Throughout my years in high school, I was very involved in the Jewish youth-led organization, BBYO, Inc. Since age 14, I began serving on my chapter’s board. Semester after semester, I held various leadership positions in my time with BBYO, including a year serving as my chapter’s President. In 2017, I had the honor of graduating from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
WHAT I HAVE ACCOMPLISHED
Alex Zand is an ambitious, authentic, and self-motivated person. He has always loved a challenge. Alex has served on the executive boards of many registered student organizations at Florida Atlantic University. He has served as the Vice President of Philanthropy, Programming, and Recruitment for Interfraternity Council, an organization of over 500 members. Alex is currently in his second year of being an active member on the Vice President's Advisory Council where he represents thousands of students on numerous topics. During Alex's tenure as Student Body Governor, he was the primary account holder for tow budgets that totaled roughly $45,000 and helped allocate $8.9 million for the next fiscal year. He has improved the mental health offerings, Campus Recreation and Dining experience, as well as the overall university experience throughout his time at Florida Atlantic University.
WHO I HAVE HELPED
On February 14, 2018 tragedy struck our community. In the days following, we all bore witness to the incredible resilience of the city, that I am privileged enough to call home. I was very eager to make a difference, but I didn’t know how. After speaking with my mentors about aspirations to change the world, they all encouraged me to start small. It was then that I decided to run for Florida Atlantic University Student Body Governor. After successfully serving my 20,000+ constituents, my passion for serving my community and yearning to make a difference only grew stronger. I have always been passionate about giving back and helping my neighbors and the surrounding community. Since the COVID-19 outbreak, I helped in founding an organization dedicated to delivering food to immunocompromised and at risk families. I have overseen multiple community service events that involved over 10 non-profit organizations where hundreds of students had the opportunity to give back as well. I have also volunteered at the Boys and Girls Club, Jewish Federation, Big Dog Ranch, and Gumbo Limbo. All of these experiences have motivated me to think big in terms of service, and the best way I know to continue to help serve my community is to run for Parkland City Commissioner District 1. I am running for our neighbors, supporters, and most importantly, for the future of Parkland!