(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- Recently, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Dennis C. Moss welcomed Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez as guest speaker for the February roundtable meeting held at the South Dade Government Center located at 10710 SW 211th Street in Cutler Bay.
Mayor Gimenez shared his continued commitment to pursuing the County in potentially hosting its first International Air Show, a piece of legislation originally sponsored by Commissioner Moss. Other items highlighted in his State of the County message included the new South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, the future of Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), the recent impasse items and future forums in South Miami-Dade. Following the Mayor's presentation, he entertained questions from the roundtable guests.
Mayor Carlos Gimenez (joined by his Deputy Mayor Russell Benford and Aide Jeve Clayton) was invited by Commissioner Moss to share with approximately 50 of his monthly roundtable guests the current State of the County as well as his views, vision and direction for Miami-Dade. Mayor Gimenez gave a brief overview of the reorganization of Miami-Dade County, his vision and economic outlook for County employees and the strength of the County's top two greatest economic engines, Miami International Airport and the Port of Miami.
Mayor Carlos Gimenez, formerly Miami-Dade County Commissioner of District 7, was elected to serve as Miami-Dade County Mayor on June 28, 2011. As the County's top elected official and chief administrator, Mayor Gimenez is responsible for the leadership and management of an organization with over 26,000 employees and an annual budget that exceeds $6 billion.