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More than 800 participate in commissioner’s food giveaway

More than 800 participate in commissioner’s food giveaway

Miami-Dade Commissioner Lynda Bell’s tradition of giving back to the less fortunate members of the community during the holiday season continues to draw hundreds of financially disadvantaged, the elderly and disabled residents, alike. Commissioner Bell’s third annual Thanksgiving Food Giveaway at the world-renowned Redland Fruit and Spice Park on Saturday, Nov. 23, was bigger and […]

Over 600 attend Spook-tacular Movie Night at Devon Aire Park

Over 600 attend Spook-tacular Movie Night at Devon Aire Park

For the third year in a row, little ghouls and goblins of all ages spent a “frightfully” good time at Miami-Dade Commissioner Lynda Bell’s Spook-tacular Movie Night on Oct. 24 at Devon Aire Park in Kendall. More than 600 enjoyed a free screening of the animated feature Hotel Transylvania, along with plenty of complimentary popcorn, […]

More than 1,000 participate in Bell’s backpack giveaway

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Miami-Dade Commission Vice Chair Lynda Bell, along with her staff and dedicated volunteers, distributed more than 500 school backpacks filled with essential school supplies to financially disadvantaged children who reside in Commission District 8 on Saturday, Aug. 10, at Camp Owaissa Bauer in the Redland. “It was indeed a pleasure to continue this tradition of […]

County breaks ground on senior community center

County breaks ground on senior community center

In a moving ceremony attended by Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez, Commission Vice Chair Lynda Bell, Commissioner Dennis Moss, and municipal leaders from around the county, as well as residents and close family members, ground was broken on Marilyn Hope’s Place, the newest, stateof- the-art senior community center in Cutler Bay. Once completed, the […]

Commissioner Bell’s ‘Work Day’ features visit to Brooks Tropicals

Commissioner Bell’s ‘Work Day’ features visit to Brooks Tropicals

Miami-Dade Commission Vice Chair Lynda Bell recently toured the Brooks Tropicals packing and distribution plant in Homestead as part of her tradition of learning the everyday pressures and challenges that small businesses in her district face. Once there, Bell received a briefing from the company’s president, N.P. Brooks; its CEO, Greg Smith, and Mary Ostlund, […]

Commissioner Lynda Bell addresses Palmetto Bay Business Association

Commissioner Lynda Bell addresses Palmetto Bay Business Association

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 […]

Commissioner Lynda Bell installed as vice chair of Miami-Dade Commission

Commissioner Lynda Bell installed as vice chair of Miami-Dade Commission

In a moving ceremony surrounded by family, friends, and residents, Commissioner Lynda Bell was sworn in formally as vice chair of the Miami-Dade County Commission by Miami-Dade County Court Judge, the Hon. Gladys Perez. The ceremony was attended by U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, who administered the oath of office to commission chair Rebeca Sosa, the […]

Commissioner Lynda Bell installed as vice chair of Miami-Dade Commission

Commissioner Lynda Bell installed as vice chair of Miami-Dade Commission

In a moving ceremony surrounded by family, friends, and residents, Commissioner Lynda Bell was sworn in formally as vice chair of the Miami-Dade County Commission by Miami-Dade County Court Judge, the Hon. Gladys Perez. The ceremony was attended by U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, who administered the oath of office to commission chair Rebeca Sosa, the […]

Lynda Bell elected vice chair of Miami- Dade Commission

Lynda Bell elected vice chair of Miami- Dade Commission

The Miami-Dade County Commission on Tuesday, Nov. 20, elected Commissioner Lynda Bell as vice chair of the board in a historic move where, for the first time in county history, two women will serve in the top two leadership posts on the commission for a term of two years. The vote followed the election of […]

More than 700 families participate during Thanksgiving Food Giveaway

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The spirit of Thanksgiving is alive and well as Miami-Dade Commissioner Lynda Bell, in collaboration with the volunteers from Farm Share, distributed turkeys, chickens and food suitable for a complete holiday meal to more than 700 underprivileged families during the commissioner’s second annual Thanksgiving Food Giveaway on Saturday, Nov. 10, at Cutler Ridge Park in […]

Commissioner Lynda Bell hosts ‘Back-to-School Movie Night’

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Miami-Dade Commissioner Lynda Bell brought some movie magic to more than 350 South Dade families on Friday, Sept. 14, by treating them to a free screening of Universal Pictures adaption of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax during her “Back-to-School Movie Night and Resource Fair” at the Charter School at Waterstone in Homestead. In addition to the […]

Commissioner Lynda Bell, staff distribute 650 school backpacks

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Lynda Bell is pictured with some of the children who received backpacks.

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Lynda Bell and her staff distributed 650 school backpacks to financially disadvantaged children who live in her district during her second annual Back-to-School Backpack Giveaway on Saturday, July 28, at South Dade Park. “I was delighted to host, once again, this annual event where, through the cooperation of the Parks Foundation and […]

Commissioner Bell inspects Metrorail Operations Center

Miami-Dade Commissioner Lynda Bell tours the William Lehman Metrorail Operations Center during one of her “Work Days.”

As part of her successful “Work Days” program designed to provide invaluable insight into the day-to-day challenges of small businesses in her district, and to ensure that county government operations run on a cost-effective basis, Miami-Dade Commissioner Lynda Bell recently toured the William Lehman Metrorail Operations Center to evaluate its daily activities. “As chair of […]

Commissioner Bell tours industries in her district

Pictured with Miami-Dade Commissioner Lynda Bell (right) are (from left) Eddie Montalvo, founder of Silver Wings Aerospace; Scott Fane, CPA for Sea Hunter Boat Company, and Rafael Montalvo, investor in both companies and

Building on her successful “Work Days” program, Miami-Dade Commissioner Lynda Bell recently toured Silver Wings Aerospace Inc. and the Sea Hunter Boat Company, emphasizing her commitment to recognize small businesses in her district, learn about the continuing challenges they face in this depressed economy and what local government can do to help them succeed. Commissioner […]

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