Darline B. Riggs, MSN, RN

Distinguished Alumna

Darline Riggs

Darline B. Riggs was given up by her birth mother at 2 months old and adopted into a family of 10. At the age of 9, her family settled in Miramar, where she has resided for the last 29 years. A graduate of Miramar High, she went on to obtain her associate’s degree in nursing from Broward College, and a bachelor’s and master’s in nursing from Florida Atlantic University.

Darline has worked as a nurse and nurse educator in a variety of settings, including the infection disease unit at Broward General Hospital, South Florida Pediatric Home Care and Memorial Regional Hospital South. Often nursing is practiced beyond the walls of the hospital or physician’s office, and Darline’s path led her to a life committed to public service. Darline was elected to the Miramar City Commission, Seat 4 on March 10, 2015. As a wife, mother, teacher and Miramar resident, Commissioner Riggs is very familiar with the issues faced today and what awaits tomorrow. With her background as a nurse and educator, Commissioner Riggs understands and cares about the issues her constituents face each day, and she is passionate about making a difference in creating healthier, more productive communities. Whether it is assuring that government is more responsive to community needs; attracting and keeping businesses in the city; creating local jobs for the people in the community; advocating for activities and programs to keep youth off the streets and seniors active; and providing resources to support our first responders, Commissioner Riggs responds to the call for caring from her community, passionately advocating for the well-being of her constituents.

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