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Our Mission

The Civic Engagement Corporation's mission is to provide historical, community, architectural and environmental education to Fort Lauderdale's residents and visitors. 

OUR FOUNDER,

THE ONLY BLIND ARCHITECT IN THE CITY

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Michael Madfis

I am an architect with over 30 years of experience in the city of Fort Lauderdale. During that time I have helped organize and develop the planning and organization for the city. For the past 10 years, I have been engaged in urban farming and food policy, building urban farms in the downtown area and supplying restaurants with locally sourced produce. I have taught as an adjunct professor at local colleges. Lastly, you should know that I am legally blind, with only a 2% field of vision.