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County board seeks new committee members to help improve communities

MIAMI (November 01, 2017)

Helping spur economic activity through policy creation and special initiatives in underserved communities remains a pivotal focal point for Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust (MDEAT), an entity of Miami-Dade County. As a result, MDEAT is seeking industry experts and community activists to help it activate socio-economic change through its action committee process. Interested county residents are encouraged to apply for one of three committees -- Economic Development Action Committee (EDAC), Housing Advocacy Committee (HAC) or Youth Action Committee (YAC).

Each committee assists in identifying issues and implementing solutions for Targeted Urban Areas (TUA) in Miami-Dade County. EDAC promotes entrepreneurship and education by providing resources specific to underserved Black communities. HAC supports the MDEAT Homeownership Assistance Program (HAP) as well as determines solutions on issues that affect affordable housing and improving housing conditions in low-moderate income areas. YAC focuses on Miami-Dade County Teen Court (MDCTC) and promotes youth development.

Ideal candidates have an expertise and successful track record in housing, economic development, business development, banking, finance, criminal justice, or law. Candidates must be residents of Miami-Dade County and registered voters of the county. Interested applicants may apply directly online at miamidade.gov/EconomicAdvocacyTrust/, and email completed application along with requested documentation to MDEATInfo@MiamiDade.gov with “Action Committee” in the subject line.

For more information about MDEAT Action Committee Application process, contact 305-375-5661 or email MDEATInfo@MiamiDade.gov with “Action Committee” in the subject line.

MDEAT is a Miami-Dade County agency dedicated to increasing awareness regarding socio-economic issues and developing opportunities that help create economic parity between Black communities and the community-at-large in Miami, Florida.