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For Immediate Release:
January 03, 2011
Media Contact:
Maurice R. Hernandez


Commissioner Bell to Chair Miami-Dade County’s "Internal Management and Fiscal Responsibility Committee" and to serve on two other committees

Miami-Dade County Commissioner for District 8 Lynda Bell has been appointed "Chair of the Internal Management and Fiscal Responsibility Committee" by Board of County Commissioners Chairman Joe A. Martinez. 

"I thank Chairman Martinez for entrusting me with the task of serving as Chair of the Internal Management and Fiscal Responsibility Committee," said Commissioner Bell. "As a fiscal conservative, I pledge to my colleagues and to all the residents of Miami-Dade County that I will work day in and day out to bring about accountability, transparency and above all else, efficiency to our county government. We have a responsibility to County residents to ensure that every tax dollar is spent wisely, not wastefully.

The areas of responsibility under Commissioner Bell's committee chairmanship lies in the adequate oversight of departments that are at the forefront of ensuring that the County efficiently and effectively provides services to the citizens of Miami-Dade County.

Commissioner Bell was also named to the prestigious "Public Safety and Healthcare Administration and Economic Development and Social Services Committees".

"The important work that these deliberative legislative bodies will handle will ensure that some of our most important county institutions remain viable and that we can work to ensure a vibrant economy for the residents and business of Miami-Dade County," added Commissioner Bell. "I look forward to working with my colleagues on bringing forth sound policy and legislative initiatives."

Background: Commissioner Lynda Bell, former Mayor of the City of Homestead, was sworn in as Miami-Dade County's Commissioner representing District 8 on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at County Hall. As District 8's newly-elected commissioner, Bell will represent the municipalities of Pinecrest, Palmetto Bay, Cutler Bay, and Homestead, as well as unincorporated areas of South Miami-Dade. To learn more about Commissioner Bell, please visit