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02, 2012

Maurice R. Hernandez

305-378-6677

Commissioner Lynda Bell recognized by the Miami-Dade County Commission on Women


In celebration of Women’s History Month, County Commissioner Lynda Bell was selected to be recognized, along with twelve other women of distinction, by the Miami-Dade County Commission on Women, the Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation, and Open Spaces Department, in partnership with the Parks Foundation on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at the 24th Annual “In the Company of Women” Awards Celebration presented by Macy’s at The Biltmore Hotel (1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables) from 6-9 pm.

“It is truly a humbling experience to be recognized by the Commission on Women whose sole objectives are to advance the causes of women, preserve our County’s parks and recreation areas and improve the overall quality of life for all South Floridians. As long as I am a County Commissioner, I pledge to continue to honor the high standards of excellence for which I was recognized,” said Commissioner Bell. “I also wish to send to my heartiest congratulations to the twelve other distinguished women whom I share this most coveted award with. Their outstanding contributions to our beloved community makes receiving this recognition all the more meaningful.”

The “In the Company of Women” award honorees were selected by nominations from the general public from October through December 2011. Nominees must have a history of continued accomplishments in their field and have met these five criteria: Professional Development, Community Responsibility, Leadership and Vision, Contribution to Women’s Progress and Promotion of Pluralism. Award recipients were selected by a panel, comprised of some of last year’s winners and the event’s organizing committee.

Tickets for the “In the Company of Women” are $40 which includes the awards ceremony and pre-event reception, and can be purchased online at www.mdparks.org. Contributions of $250 and above also afford at-risk women an opportunity to attend the event.