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12, 2012

Maurice R. Hernandez

305-378-6677

Commissioner Lynda Bell appointed co-chair of the Urban Caucus at the Florida Association of Counties (FAC)


Miami-Dade County Commissioner Lynda Bell has been appointed to serve as co-chair of the Urban Caucus of the prestigious Florida Association of Counties as part of the Policy Leadership Team for the 2012-2013 term.  Together with her co-chair, Hillsborough County Commissioner Les Miller, and their colleagues, she will be tackling the many complex issues that affect many urban sectors throughout the State of Florida.

"I am thrilled to be offered this new, challenging task in public service.  As a representative from the largest county in Florida, I am looking forward to offering my unique perspectives in dealing with the many problems affecting our State's major urban areas.  From unemployment, to infrastructure, to responsible growth management policies, I am determined to help improve the lives of all Floridians through this, most benevolent institution," said Commissioner Bell.

For more than 80 years, the Florida Association of Counties (FAC) has effectively helped counties serve and represent Floridians by strengthening and preserving county home rule through advocacy, education and collaboration. 

Commissioner Bell chairs the Internal Management and Fiscal Responsibility Committee (Budget) responsible for the adequate oversight of all County departments.  Additionally, Commissioner Bell is a member of the prestigious Public Safety and Healthcare Administration and the Economic Development and Social Services Committees.  She was named to the Miami-Dade County League of Cities, and more recently, Commissioner Bell was appointed Co-Chairman of the Florida Association of Counties' Growth, Environmental Planning, and Agriculture Policy Committee, and to the National Association of Counties (NACo) Finance and Intergovernmental Affairs Steering Committee.