As part of National Women’s History Month, Miami-Dade Commissioner Lynda Bell was honored in two back-to-back award ceremonies recognizing a number of outstanding local women who have made significant and lasting contributions to South Florida.
The Miami-Dade County Commission for Women, the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department, in conjunction with the Parks Foundation, as well the South Florida Chapter of the American Society of Public Administration (ASPA) conducted ceremonies on Mar. 21 and 22, respectively, recognizing a total of 19 local Miami-Dade women of remarkable achievement and considerable distinction for their respective efforts to elevate the status of women everywhere and to serve as an inspiration for other generations to follow their examples.
“It was exciting and inspiring to be among this year’s honorees, particularly, when you are in the company of so many accomplished and wonderful women who, through their hard work, perseverance and vision, have helped make South Florida what it is today — a thriving cosmopolitan city, second to none, and the “Gateway to the Americas,” Commissioner Bell said.
“I send them my heartiest congratulations on their respective achievements. Their outstanding contributions to our beloved community make receiving these recognitions all the more meaningful.”
The County Commission for Women honorees were selected by nominations from the general public, as well as past winners. They must have a history of continued accomplishment in their respective fields, as well as meet the criteria of Professional Development, Community Responsibility, Leadership and Vision, Contribution to Women’s Progress and Promotion of Pluralism.
The American Society of Public Administration (ASPA), the oldest and most prestigious organization devoted to the advancement of excellence in public service, selected the nominees from a field of six public servants who have made significant contributions to the protection and advancement of the public trust in the discharge of their duties