Newly elected Miami-Dade Commission vice chair Lynda Bell recently addressed an audience of 150 small business owners and local civic leaders during the monthly luncheon meeting of the Palmetto Bay Business Association conducted at Christ Fellowship Church in Palmetto Bay.
Surrounded by an enthusiastic crowd, Bell informed the attendees how pleased she was of the many accomplishments she has been able to make for her district and the residents of the county, as a result of the mutual cooperation among her colleagues and the closeworking relationships she has fostered with the municipal leaders of her district since her election to the commission in 2010.
Moreover, Bell praised the members of the Palmetto Bay Business Association and organizations like it that “not only identify the economic problems we face, but actively forge new partnerships with public and private sector institutions to tackle the issues of chronic unemployment, help establish and guide new businesses, and assist those who are open, remain open for the overall improvement of our quality of life.”
Bell reminded the attendees to rousing applause that “you clearly understand that government does not create jobs or prosperity for our residents. It is you and the private sector, whom, given the right tools, have the ability and the sheer drive to lead us to a new age of economic recovery for all our people.”
Commissioner Bell was elected to the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners representing District 8 on Nov. 2, 2010. Her commission district encompasses a significant portion of southeastern Miami-Dade County, including the municipalities of Palmetto Bay, Cutler Bay and Homestead, with portions of Kendall and the Redland.