Marjorie Aloni, Community Relations Manager at Vi Aventura, was recently sworn in to serve on the Miami Dade County Community Relations Board (CRB). Ms. Aloni is an atlarge board member, nominated by an ad hoc nominating committee designated by the CRB.
Since 1963, the Miami Dade County Community Relations Board has worked to foster mutual understanding, tolerance and respect among all economic, social, religious and ethnic groups in the county. CRB members today must possess the same level of community pride, interest, integrity, responsibility and commitment to intergroup relations as those who served so well in the past.
Aloni states “the primary mission of the Community Relations Board is to intervene and contain community tensions, as quickly as possible. The secondary mission of the Community Relations Board is to work proactively to identify and relieve intergroup conflicts before crises arise; to develop bridges of understanding and support programs in the community; to foster understanding, communication and mutual respect; to develop and support local or city based Community Relations Boards throughout the county; and to assure that resources are in place to respond to community crisis.”
The CRB serves as an advisor to the Mayor, Board of County Commissioners and the County administration on issues impacting intergroup relations. The thirty members are prominent community leaders who work to bring together diverse population groups and interests to create a cohesive community where all people are valued and respected.
Marjorie Aloni has worked as Community Relations Manager at Vi Aventura, a continuing care retirement community, for the past four years. Prior to that, she was Community Relations Director for the Jewish Federation of Broward for ten years. Ms. Aloni also currently serves on the City of Aventura Community Services Advisory Board.