File Name: PRESENTATION TO THE MEMBERS OF OUR FEDERAL DELEGATION
Agenda Date: 9/1/2009
Agenda Item Number: 1D1
PRESENTATION TO THE MEMBERS OF OUR FEDERAL DELEGATION
Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Prime Sponsor
Board of County Commissioners
Commissioner Diaz acknowledged Congressman Kendrick Meek, Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Congressman Lincoln Diaz-Balart, Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart, Senator Bill Nelson, Senator Mel Martinez, and their staffs for their diligent work performed on behalf of the community. He also recognized Federal Legislative Coordinator Eddy Acevedo.
Chairman Moss expressed appreciation to Commissioner Martinez and the entire Congressional Delegation for their hard work performed for the community. He noted the recent news of Opa Locka Airport being awarded four million dollars in federal funding as a result of their efforts. Chairman Moss also recognized Mr. Joe Rasco and Ms. Misty Brown from the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs (OIG).
Mayor Carlos Alvarez recognized the entire Dade Delegation on behalf of County residents for obtaining federal funding needed to support the community.
Commissioner Heyman recognized Mr. Eric Olafson, OIG Federal Coordinator, for establishing the legislative office in Washington, D.C. that allowed for the County to effectively coordinate its efforts with the Dade Delegation.
Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen expressed appreciation to Miami-Dade County and its residents for their recognition of the entire Dade Delegation. She noted it was a joy and privilege being the community voice in Washington, D.C. Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen also noted that federal support was essential to our community during this difficult economic period; and that the Delegation’s success was the result of being unified and working in a bipartisan/nonpartisan manner.
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