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For Immediate Release:
January 29, 2014
Media Contact:
Maurice R. Hernandez


County Commission Vice Chair Lynda Bell taps Ruben J. Arias as new Chief of Staff

(Miami-Dade, FL) - County Commission Vice Chair Lynda Bell today tapped Mr. Ruben J. Arias as her new Chief of Staff following the departure of Mr. Eddie Borrego, her former Chief of Staff.

“Ruben brings a wealth of knowledge and wisdom to this most important post. Given the many years of public service he has dedicated to the betterment of our community, I can think of no other individual better suited for this critical role,” said Vice Chair Lynda Bell.

“It is always an exciting opportunity to work for such an esteemed public servant as Vice Chair Lynda Bell, said Mr. Arias. “She has done a superb job for the residents of her district in such a short amount of time, and I look forward to furthering her priorities at County Hall and for all the residents of District 8.”

Most recently, Mr. Arias was Director of Public Affairs at the Mayor’s Office and the Board of County Commissioners for Commission District 7. Previously, Mr. Arias served as a Certified Mediator with the 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida.

Mr. Arias earned a Master’s Degree in Public Administration (MPA) from the School of Urban Affairs and Public Administration from Florida International University (FIU). He has served on numerous public boards, including the Community Habilitation Center Board of Directors; the Safe Neighborhood Parks Advisory Board; and the Juvenile Delinquency and Prevention Advisory Board of the State of Florida.