Commissioner Darline B. Riggs


Darline B. Riggs was elected to the Miramar City Commission, Seat 4 on March 10, 2015. Darline B. Riggs was given up by her birth mother at 2 months old and adopted into a family of ten. At the age of 9, her family settled in Miramar where she has resided for the last twenty-nine years. A graduate of Miramar High, she went on to obtain her Associate of Science degree in nursing from Broward College, her Bachelor of Science in nursing and her Master of Science in nursing education from Florida Atlantic University. 


Commissioner Riggs is married to retired police officer Michael Riggs, a 30-year veteran of the Miramar Police Department and they have four children; sons Michael Jr., Gabriel, Daniel and daughter Michaela. 


Commissioner Riggs believes that there is no greater gift than the gift of service; and it is this constant desire to serve that propelled her into public service. 


As a wife, a mother, a teacher, and a 29-year resident of the city of Miramar, Commissioner Riggs is all too familiar with the issues we face today and what awaits us tomorrow. Whether it is making government more responsive to the residents, attracting and keeping businesses in the city, creating local jobs for local people, activities to keep our youth off the streets, programs to keep our seniors active in the sunset of their lives and providing the necessary resources for our first responders, Commissioner Riggs is well aware and is dedicated to making these issues her priorities. She is committed to Miramar.