Flags ordered at half-staff for Lighthouse Point Mayor

Flag Half Staff
Glenn Troast first got involved in Lighthouse Point city government in 2007.

Flags will fly half-staff on Friday in honor of Lighthouse Point Mayor Glenn Troast, who died in office on March 23, Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office has ordered.

The flags will be lowered at the City Municipal Complex in Lighthouse Point, Florida; the City Hall of Lighthouse Point, Florida; and the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, from sunrise to sunset on Friday in observance of Troast’s death.

“Mayor Glenn Troast will be remembered for his inspiring dedication to serving the people of Lighthouse Point until his very last days,” DeSantis said, according to the announcement. 

Republican Rep. Chip LaMarca, who also served on the Lighthouse Point City Commission before he was elected to the County Commission, said that the absence of the city’s longtime public servant was strongly felt at the annual Lighthouse Point Keeper Days earlier this month.

Troast, 64, had been battling cancer for years, LaMarca said. He was in his third term as Mayor.

“He was a friend, a neighbor, and certainly someone we’re all going to miss,” LaMarca said.

Troast, an accountant who formed TN Partners, a Fort Lauderdale business management consulting firm, first got involved with his city, serving on the Lighthouse Point Code Enforcement Board, in 2007. He was elected to the City Commission in 2011. And in 2014, he ran for Mayor before the city opted to change to a strong-mayor form of government.

Lighthouse Point City Commissioner Kyle Buskirk was sworn in as Mayor on March 31 to fulfill the remainder of Troast’s term that expires in 2024.

Troast was a proud graduate of the University of Florida, “his favorite place on earth,” his obituary says. His obituary states that mourners are encouraged to wear their favorite festive Gator attire to his services, scheduled for noon at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Lighthouse Point on Saturday. A tailgate party will be held in the hall immediately after the services.

Anne Geggis

Anne Geggis is a South Florida journalist who began her career in Vermont and has worked at the Sun-Sentinel, the Daytona Beach News-Journal and the Gainesville Sun covering government issues, health and education. She was a member of the Sun-Sentinel team that won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the Parkland high school shooting. You can reach her on Twitter @AnneBoca or by emailing [email protected].

One comment

  • Beverly Williams

    April 8, 2022 at 8:24 am

    As President of the Broward League of Cities we wish to extend our condolences. He will be missed. He left a legacy as Mayor of Light House Point. May he Rest in Heavenly Peace Mayor Troast
    Beverly Williams, City Commissioner, Lauderdale Lakes, President BLC.

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