On November 6th, 2018 Rex Hardin was voted Mayor of Pompano Beach. Hardin was first elected as City Commissioner in 1998 for a two year term. He was once again elected in 2007 and has served continuously since his return to office.
Mayor Hardin has been a part of our community since first arriving in Pompano Beach in 1963. Now, together with his wife Amy they are raising the next generation of Pompano residents, their twin sons Kolby and Bryce, born in 2005.
Rex has always been deeply involved in serving his community. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Pompano Beach and has served
on the Board of Directors and as President. Some of the projects that he was a part of with the Rotary Club were helping with the cleanup after Hurricane Andrew struck Miami-Dade, building playgrounds for the Broward Children’s Center and raising funds for scholarships for local high school students. Additionally Rex and his family are members of St. Martin in the Fields Episcopal church.
As an elected official Mayor Hardin has received numerous awards and recognitions for his work on behalf of the residents. He has received the Shining Star award from the local Chamber of Commerce, received multiple Hometown Hero awards from the Florida League of Cities for his advocacy work in Tallahassee, and was even awarded the Order of the Southern Cross, rank of Commander, by the government of Brazil for his work to help those of Brazilian descent in our area. Additionally, Hardin has served on a number of Committees for the Broward League of Cities to help craft solutions to issues that impact all of the cities in Broward County resulting in millions of dollars flowing directly to the cities from Federal funding. He has also been serving all of the residents of Broward County since 2017 as a member of the Broward County Planning Council.
Mayor Hardin is president of the Dynamos of Pompano Beach which is an organization that holds a weekly recreational program for developmentally disabled kids and adults. He is also a member of the Broward 100 Club which helps support the families of fallen police officers and firefighters. Additionally, Hardin served as president of the Sample-McDougald House Preservation Society when the house was moved from North Dixie Highway to its current location on N.E. 10th Street.
Professionally, Rex Hardin is a licensed Realtor® with Lokation Real Estate, based in Pompano Beach, helping both buyers and sellers of residential and commercial properties reach their goals. Additionally, he handles printing services for select clients through Cypress Printing Center, a printing business which he has owned and operated since 1984.