I am proud to be a member of the first class. Other members include Patricia Asseff, Vice-Mayor, City of Hollywood; Dwight Bullard, State Representative, Florida District 118; Heather Carruthers, Mayor, Monroe County; Daniel Dietch, Mayor, Town of Surfside; Jorge Exposito, Commissioner, City of Miami Beach; Wendy Harrison, Councilmember, Town of Jupiter; Barbara Kramer, Councilmember, City of North Miami Beach; Keith London, Commissioner, City of Hallandale Beach; Frank Quesada, Commissioner, City of Coral Gables; Raquel Regalado, Board Member, Miami-Dade County Public Schools; Felicia Robinson, Councilmember, City of Miami Gardens; Roxanna Ross, Mayor, City of Biscayne Park; Nora Rupert, Board Member, Broward County Public Schools; Robin Smith-Martin, Board Member, Monroe County Public Schools; Francis Suarez, Commissioner, City of Miami; and Elsa Vazquez, Commissioner, City of West Miami.
The President and CEO of The Good Government Initiative is Katy Sorenson. I am pictured above with Jeremy Glazer, the Program Director, who has a few Miami Springs connections of his own. At the opening dinner, we received a preliminary syllabus and I was surprised to see some friendly faces in the program including Miami-Dade County Director for the Office of Strategic Business Management, Jennifer Glazer Moon and Assistant County Attorney Jess McCarty. I know I am not only going to learn a lot from this very impressive group, but I will develop friendships that will benefit myself and the city for a long time to come.