On June 2, 2015, I officially appointed new directors for Internal Services Department (ISD) and for Community Information and Outreach (CIAO) departments.
The new director of CIAO is Ms. Inson Kim. Ms. Kim was previously the Director of Intergovernmental and External Affairs in the Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources. Prior to this role, Ms. Kim was the Director of Policy and Legislative Affairs for the Office of the Mayor where she was responsible for managing all legislative priorities and matters related to the County's legislative process, intergovernmental affairs, charter review, and agenda coordination. Ms. Kim started her tenure with Miami-Dade County as a public information officer within the Miami-Dade Aviation Department.
Ms. Tara Smith, the new director of ISD, joined Miami-Dade County in 2004 after working in the nonprofit sector managing a program within the juvenile justice system. Ms. Smith has risen through the ranks and by 2007 she had become the Chief Deputy Supervisor of Elections. In this capacity, Ms. Smith managed the largest elections operation in the state of Florida and oversaw three presidential elections. After her departure from Elections, Ms. Smith held a number of leadership positions at ISD including Assistant Director.