CANA - Who We Are ...
The Central Area Neighborhood Association of Wilton Manors, Inc. is registered as a Florida not for profit organization and exists for the purpose of providing a forum for the residents of the central area of Wilton Manors to meet, discuss and solve issues that impact the well-being of the neighborhoods within these boundaries.

These issues include, but are not limited to, zoning, city ordinances, crime, traffic patterns, beautification, special events and the overall welfare of the neighborhood residents.

Manor Market and other businesses along Wilton Drive in Wilton Manors (Colohatchee).
Taken about 1946, the year before Wilton Manors was incorporated.
Photo courtesy WMHS Collection 

7:00 PM - HAGEN PARK - free parking


    • Mixing businesses & residents - meet, greet and speak with local business owners

2.  Proposed 22 Unit Town House Development – NE 21st Ct., NE 3rd Ave., NE 21st St.

    • Presentation by Chad Newberry, Newberry Homes

3.  Meet Vincent Affanato, New Supervisor Code Enforcement
    • Hear Mr. Affanato’s vision and plan for the code enforcement office

4.  David Archacki, Emergency Mgt/Utilities
    •  Cross Walk Wilton Drive / NE 20th Street – Exploring possibilities

5.  Updates: Grant approvals for NE 26th St Sidewalks, bike paths
            BID (Business Improvement District)

Next Meetings - July 15, October 21, 2015
CANA CAN !   ----

Our Upcoming meetings are:
April 15, July 15, and October 21, 2015
All meetings are held in the Hagen Park Community Center at 7pm
Parking is Free!



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CANA President Paul Rolli
CANA’s Corner: 
A message from the President…

The Central Area Neighborhood Association (CANA) provides a forum and community voice for area residents to meet, discuss and solve issues that impact the well being of area neighbors. 

A warm CANA welcome to Vincent Affanato, Code Compliance Supervisor and Todd Dejesus, Capital Projects and Grants Manager.  We look forward to working with you in a positive and proactive manner.

Shop Local – Shop Central - CANA offered an outreach opportunity for local businesses and CANA residents to connect at our February general membership meeting.  Merchants displayed literature, goods and information about their businesses. The initiative was received well by all.  CANA supports local businesses.

Capital Improvements and Projects - CANA submitted a letter to the City supporting  a grant for safety improvements along NE 26th from Andrews Avenue to Five Points.   The goals of this proposed project include improving the safety of vehicular, bicycle and pedestrian traffic through sidewalk improvements, the addition of bicycle lanes and roadway enhancements. 

Todd Dejesus spoke to CANA about these grant applications and others related to Colohatchee Park.

David Archacki, Director, Emergency Mgt/Utilities, provided updates on sidewalks, Dixie Highway improvements and other infrastructure projects.

The City began installing sidewalks on NE 20th drive from NE 7th Avenue to Dixie Highway as part of the overall walkability plan to connect streets for pedestrian safety.

The Survey Says - Leigh Ann Henderson, Asst. City Manager, presented updated information on the strategic plan and highlights of the resident survey results.  The sample indicated:  52% of City residents are from 2 person households; 35% from single households; 87% own their own homes; the mean resident age is 57 years old; 54% lived in the city 10 or fewer years; 32% of the residents have been in the City 16 years or more; 43% of all responses were from the Central Area.

Corridor Study & Business Improvement District (BID) - Roberta Moore, Director Community Development Services, provided updates of the status of the BID, the Corridor Study and similar projects. BID is preparing to file an application for 501(c)(6) with the IRS for tax exempt status. The target date for applications for the BID Board is May 1.


Contact us by email: or visit us on the web at

Our Upcoming meetings are:
April 15, July 15, and October 21, 2015

All meetings are held in the Hagen Park Community Center
at 7pm and Parking is Free!


Paul J. Rolli, President

Fred Caplan, Vice President

Don D’Arminio, Treasurer

Brent White, Secretary

Constance Ruppender & James Cromar, Directors

Important Phone Numbers

City Hall Main Number
Mayor and City Commission
Wilton Manors Police Dept.
Broward County Supervisor of Elections
Broward County Property Appraiser

Link to other City Numbers

 (954) 390-2100
 (954) 390-2195
 (954) 390-2123
 (954) 390-2150
 (954) 357-7050
 (954) 357-6830