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2011-080-1473 - Appointing the Board of Directors for the Miami Gardens Chamber of Commerce Inc City of Miami Gardens Agenda Cover Memo Council Meeting Date: May 11, 2011 Item Type: (Enter X in box) Resolution Ordinance Other X Fiscal Impact: (Enter X in box) Yes No Ordinance Reading: (Enter X in box) 1st Reading 2nd Reading X Public Hearing: (Enter X in box) Yes No Yes No X Funding Source: N/A Advertising Requirement: (Enter X in box) Yes No X Contract/P.O. Required: (Enter X in box) Yes No RFP/RFQ/Bid #: N/A X Strategic Plan Related (Enter X in box) Yes No Strategic Plan Priority Area: Enhance Organizational Bus. & Economic Dev Public Safety Quality of Education Qual. of Life & City Image Communication Strategic Plan Obj./Strategy: (list the specific objective/strategy this item will address) Obj. – Advance Business & Economic Development in 3 established major corridors X Sponsor Name Mayor Shirley Gibson Department: Mayor and Council Short Title: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA APPOINTING MEMBERS TO SERVE ON THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE GREATER MIAMI GARDENS GARDENS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, INC.; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Staff Summary: Background On February 9, 2011, the City Council approved resolution No. 2011‐28‐1421, which authorized the City Manager and City Attorney to take any and all steps necessary to establish the Greater Miami Gardens Chamber of Commerce (GMGCC). The Chamber organization would apply to receive a 501(c)6 designation. ITEM K-5) CONSENT AGENDA RESOLUTION Appointing members to the Board of Directors to the Chamber of Commerce 1515 NW 167 Street, Building 5 Suite 200 Miami Gardens, Florida 33169 On March 3, 2011, the Articles of Incorporation were filed for the GMGCC. In order to proceed with the next steps in implementing the GMGCC, it is necessary that the City Council appoint 7 initial Board of Directors of the Corporation. The makeup of the Board will be as follows: • Education Institution/College • Legal • Finance & Accounting • Media • Retail • Large Business Owner Category Proposed Candidate Education Institution/College James Bussey, Dean School of Business St. Thomas University Legal James “Jim” Cole, Esq., Ruden McCloskey Finance & Accounting Kundalini Florencio, Vice President, Wells Fargo Anthony Brunson, CPA, Sharpton Brunson & Co Media Robert Beatty, Publisher, South Florida Times Retail Larry Levine, Corporate Vice President of Operations, Brandsmart Large Business Owner Meg Garza, Director of Community Relations, Calder Race Track & Casino Current Situation As defined in the Articles of Incorporation, the “Mayor and City Council of Miami Gardens [acting as the ‘Initial Appointing Authority’] shall appoint the Board of Directors of the Corporation”. The list of names above represents the candidates that have been recommended for Council consideration. 1515 NW 167 Street, Building 5 Suite 200 Miami Gardens, Florida 33169 Approval of this initial board is necessary in order to officially constitute the Greater Miami Gardens Chamber of Commerce Board. Board member terms, along with subsequent board appointments will be the responsibility of the initially appointed board in accordance with the Chamber’s by‐laws. Proposed Action: That the City Council approve the attached resolution appointing the recommended slate of board members to the Greater Miami Gardens Chamber of Commerce 501(c)6 Board of Directors. Attachment: None