Mayor Matthew Sparks

Date Elected: November 2016
Term Expires: November 2020

Mayor Matthew Sparks was elected to the Oakland Park City Commission in 2016. Mayor Sparks is honored to have been chosen by the residents to represent all the citizens of this Great City of Oakland Park.  Having been bestowed with your trust, I will do my best to serve and champion you and our city.  Please feel free to contact me by email or phone listed on this page.

Education & Experience

Mayor Sparks has been employed by a major legacy airline for the past 21 years. He has always been politically active. He grew up in small town in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Between the ages of 12 and 16, he helped his family build a home. He learned the value of hard work at an early age and was told "If you don't like it, fix it" and "Don't get angry, get active!" He earned an Associate of Arts Degree from The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. Mayor Sparks is also a 2016 graduate of the Local Government Academy.


  • Oakland Park Local Government Academy Class of 2016
  • Adopt-A-Street Coordinator and Volunteer
  • Kiwanis Club of Oakland Park
  • Volunteer Corps of Oakland Park
  • The Boys On 13th
  • Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida Volunteer

Personal Life

In September 2015, Mayor Sparks and his husband moved to Oakland Park from Wilton Manors. Having lived throughout Broward County, they chose to call Oakland Park home.  There is no other city in South Florida that has the feeling of community they have found in Oakland Park.