Rocky Rodriguez was re-appointed to the North Broward Hospital District Board of Commissioners on October 30, 2015 by Florida Governor Rick Scott. His new term runs until July 13, 2019.
Rocky Rodriguez and his family moved to Florida in 1961 seeking political asylum from their native Cuba. In 1969, Commissioner Rodriguez moved to Fort Lauderdale shortly after his honorable discharge from active duty in the U.S. Army.
He served as Broward County Property Appraiser from 2004 to 2005. Prior to his appointment by Governor Jeb Bush, he was the director of the South West Regional Office. Before joining the Property Appraiser's office, Commissioner Rodriguez spent 25 years in the private sector and retired as the administrator and marketing manager at a major South Florida pharmaceutical firm.
Commissioner Rodriguez has been a relentless advocate of health and human services for more than three decades at a local, state and national level. He is currently the president of the Broward County Substance Abuse Advisory Board where he has served for over 30 years and chaired the Stephen R. Booher Memorial for Broward Addiction Recovery Centers. Most recently, Former Attorney General Bob Butterworth asked Rodriguez to join the Broward Behavioral Health Coalition Inc. where he serves as Vice Chair of the Executive Committee.
In 2003, in recognition of his long commitment to substance abuse and mental health issues, Governor Bush appointed him as a commissioner of the Florida Substance Abuse and Mental Health Corporation where he served three terms as Vice Chair and Secretary/Treasurer.
His community service includes serving as commissioner of the former HRS District 10 Health and Human Services Board; treasurer of the Alcohol Drug Abuse and Mental Health Planning Council; past chair of Hispanic Unity of Florida and Fort Lauderdale Economic Development Council; governmental affairs director for the Latin Chamber of Commerce; and chairman of the Elder Affairs Sub-Committee of Florida SAMHC.
Commissioner Rodriguez served two terms as a member of the Congressional National Hispanic Leadership Conference and also on the Governor's Criminal Justice Drug Summit, the Broward County Sheriff Substance Abuse Task Force and as a delegate to the 2005 White House Conference on Aging.
He is a prominent Realtor with BHG Commercial Real Estate. He works and lives in Fort Lauderdale with his wife, Phyllis, and son, Brandon.