Darlene Riggs, MSN-EDU, BSN

Distinguished Alumna


Nursing is often practiced beyond the walls of the hospitals in the community. Commissioner Darline Riggs was elected to the Miramar City Commission, Seat 4 on March 10, 2015.  As a wife, a mother, a teacher, a nurse and a 29-year resident of the city of Miramar, Commissioner Riggs understands and cares about the issues her constituents face each day, and she is passionate about making a difference toward a better future. Whether it is assuring that government is more responsive to the community, attracting and keeping businesses in the city, creating local jobs for the people in the community, advocating for activities to keep our youth off the streets and programs to keep our seniors active and providing the necessary resources for our first responders, Commissioner Riggs is well aware of how these issues respond to the call for caring from her community. Darline’s practice of nursing is lived in the community through this life of politics, policy development and public service. Nurses know about health, they know about listening to what matters most to people, they know how to facilitate well-being in communities.  Darline Riggs brings this knowledge to her role of Commissioner, advocating for the well-being of her constituents in Miramar. 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 Darline Riggs obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and her Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Nursing Education from Florida Atlantic University.