Coral Springs selected its new City Flag on Wednesday, June 28.

A total of 80 submissions were received, and the public had an opportunity to vote online. A committee narrowed the selection down to 6 finalists, and the public was given a second opportunity to vote.

Dale Williams’ flag, which he calls “Where the Sawgrass Meets the Sky,” received the most votes from both the public and the selection committee. The City Commission concurred with the choice.

“The Everglades Levee recently opened up and people all over come out to enjoy this part of nature and especially watch the beautiful sunsets,” Williams said. What makes Coral Springs unique is that piece of nature, which is so important to not only our state but to the world, is our backyard.”

Williams, a freelance artist, has lived in Coral Springs for almost 20 years and graduated from Marjory Stoneman Douglas in 2007. Williams will be recognized at an upcoming Commission meeting.

“It is an honor to put a stamp on a city that I grew up in,” Williams added. “It may not have my name on it, but I’d like to think I am now part of the City’s history.”

The new flag will be displayed at the new Municipal Complex and City facilities.