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21, 2012

Maurice R. Hernandez

305-378-6677

Commissioner Lynda Bell elected Vice-Chairwoman of Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners


On Tuesday, November 20, 2012, the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners elected Commissioner Lynda Bell, Vice-Chairwoman of the Board in a historic move where,for the first time in County history, two women will serve the top two leadership posts on the Commission for a term of two years. The vote followed the election of the Commission’s new Chairwoman,the Hon. Rebeca Sosa. Both Chairwoman-Elect Sosa and Vice Chairwoman-Elect Bell will assume their new leadership roles in January of 2013.

“I am overwhelmed by the high level of confidence my fellow colleagues have placed in me by entrusting me to serve in this most important capacity. Said Commissioner Lynda Bell.I look forward to working closely with my highly respected and admired colleague, Chairwoman-Elect Sosa, and the rest of the County Commission, as we continue to tackle the critical issues the residents of our beloved County face every day. As long as I am a public servant, they can expect nothing less but the highest standards of excellence and integrity in public service they have all come to expect and deserve.”

Commissioner Lynda Bell was elected to the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners on November 2, 2010 representing District 8, which encompasses a significant portion of southeastern Miami-Dade County, including the municipalities of Palmetto Bay, Cutler Bay and Homestead, with portions of Kendall and the Redlands. In January of 2011, she was appointed Chairwoman of the Internal Management and Fiscal Responsibility Committee (Budget) responsible for the adequate oversight of all County departments. Additionally, Commissioner Bell serves on the prestigious Public Safety and Healthcare Administration, and Economic Development and Social Services Committees.

Prior to her service on the County Commission, Mrs. Bell had the distinction of serving as the only woman Mayor of the City of Homestead’s 99 year history. Commissioner Bell has been married to Mark Bell for 28 years. They have three adult children and nine grandchildren.