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


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

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. 

Shop Local – Shop Central - CANA continued its outreach opportunity for local businesses and CANA residents to connect at our April 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 Update - 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 on NE 26th St. between Andrews Ave and Five Points. The City applied for grant funding and our application was ranked #2 on the MPO priority list and is being routed to the Florida Department of Transportation for final eligibility determination.  The project is all but assured funding.  The proposed development will include a slight reduction in travel lane widths, the installation of 4 foot wide dedicated bike lanes on either side of the street, and improvements to the existing sidewalk system.  The City anticipates it will receive almost $1,000,000, which will cover the vast majority of project costs.  The City will be responsible for any contingency costs.  The funds will be available July 1, 2018.  Prior to then the City will be actively involved with design and permitting tasks.

Proposed 22 Unit Town House Development – Chad Newberry, Newberry Homes, made a presentation on this proposal at the April 15th CANA meeting.  This development is in a proposed stage and is planned on several adjoining parcels on the corners of NE 21st Ct., NE 3rd Ave. and NE 21st St. It is important for all concerned residents to follow the public hearings and City Commission meetings to express your concern or support for this project. 

Lighted Sidewalks on Wilton Drive at NE 20th St – CANA approached Emergency Management and Utilities about the possibility of a lighted sidewalk on Wilton Drive for crosswalk safety and traffic management.  Director Dave Archacki is looking into the matter to see if this can be done at little or no cost to the City.

Code Compliance Supervisor Affanato speaks at CANA meeting – Mr. Affanato was recently hired and has been working with CANA President since coming on board.  The Code Compliance Unit has been reorganized and Mr. Affanato spoke about his accomplishments to date and his plans and vision in this revitalized department.   Mr. Affanato has “zoned” areas of the City into Residential and Business Districts and Code Compliance officers now have specific zone assignments. Code Officer David Cameron, a six-year member of the Unit, is assigned to Zone 2 (CANA residential), which encompasses all areas west of Dixie Highway west to Andrews Avenue. Code Compliance Officer Cameron can be reached at:   Email: Office: 954.567.6061.  Visit the, Police Department, Code Unit  web page for full details.

Next CANA Meetings:  July 15, October 21, 2015.


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

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