ABOUT GREEN CORRIDOR
The Green Corridor District was created and operates to encourage Energy Efficient improvements and Wind Storm Resistance to residential and commercial property. The Board is composed of select representatives from the founding municipal “Corridor” including Coral Gables, Cutler Bay, Palmetto Bay, Pinecrest, Miami Shores, Miami, and South Miami, however its program has been extended throughout Florida.
The Board of Directors of the Green Corridor Property Assessment Clean Energy District will hold their regularly scheduled public meetings for Fiscal Year 2022 at 10:00 a.m., at 6130 Sunset DR, South Miami, FL, 33143, of the following months:
August 31, 2023 Adopted Budget Meeting (10:30 a.m.)
These meetings are open to the public and may be continued to a time, date and place certain. Directors may attend the meeting by telephone as long as there is a quorum present at the meeting place. Any person wishing to receive a copy of the minutes of the meeting may contact the District Office at 954-721-8681.
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Councilmember Suzy Lord, Town of Cutler Bay
Suzy Lord has been a resident of the Cutler Bay community for over 40 years. At 12 years old, she moved from Germany to Cutler Ridge with her family when her father retired from the Army. Although she initially felt culture shock, she quickly adapted and fully embraced the exciting new community. She was a student at Cutler Ridge Junior High (now Cutler Bay Middle School), attended many years of summer camp at Cutler Ridge Park, and graduated from Miami Southridge Senior High. She was always involved in high school activities like cheerleading, flag/dance line with the band, and participated in numerous fundraisers and community events.
While raising her two sons in Cutler Bay, they enjoyed the many offerings of this town, which included playing baseball at Franjo Park and attending summer camp at Cutler Ridge Park. Her oldest son graduated from Miami Southridge Senior High and her youngest was part of the first graduating class of Cutler Bay Senior High. When her younger son was appointed to serve as the Chair for the Town’s Youth Council Committee, by proxy, she became more involved with the Town. This eventually led her to be appointed to the Town’s Parks and Recreation Committee in 2019.
Suzy has a family history of community service. Her grandfather served as the Mayor in his town in Germany, her brother served on the School Board in his community in Maryland, and her father’s service in the military instilled in her a sense of service and love for country. For the love of her community and her desire to preserve Cutler Bay’s charm and continuous improvement, she decided to run for Council and was elected as Council Member in Seat 2 during a December 1, 2020 Runoff Election.
Professionally, she has been working in the legal community for over 30 years as a paralegal, defending cases involving a variety of issues. She is committed to supporting the Town’s environmental efforts, will work to continue the protection of Cutler Bay’s unique environment and endangered wetlands, and will carry on efforts to limit traffic and provide more options for public transportation.
Councilmember Ken Fairman , Village of Pinecrest
Ken Fairman was elected, without apposition, to Seat At-Large in 2022. He is from Sharon, Pennsylvania, and lived his teenage years in Raleigh, North Carolina, before moving to Miami in 1986. He has lived in Pinecrest since 1992 with his wife Kim, whom he met at Wake Forest University. Together they raised two children, Lauren and William, who attended public schools. Ken is co-founder and president
of Florida Pavement Services, Inc. He has served as a Director for the Florida Housing Finance Corporation and as an appointed member of the Village’s
Ken volunteered with community-based youth sports programs for 20 years, coaching soccer and baseball. During that time, he served multiple terms as
President and Executive Board member of Howard Palmetto, our local community baseball league. He is a member of the Executive Board for the Miracle League of Miami-Dade and a grateful volunteer the organization’s inception in 2010. The Miracle League
of Miami Dade organizes baseball for special needs kids and adults. Councilmember Fairman is the current president of TREEmendous Miami, an organization dedicated to tree planting and native habitat restoration.
Mayor Javier Fernandez , City of South Miami
Councilmember Steve Cody - Village of Palmetto Bay
Dr. Philip Stoddard, City of South Miami - At Large Chair
Mayor Philip Stoddard was first elected to office in 2010 and is currently served his four terms as South Miami Mayor. In 2015 Mayor Stoddard was appointed by the White House to the Governance Coordinating Committee of the National Ocean Council where he developed national policy for sea level rise. In 2016 Mayor Stoddard was named by Politico Magazine to the Politico-50 “guide to the thinkers, doers and visionaries transforming American politics in 2016”. He was named the Green Municipal Official for 2016 by the Florida Green Building Coalition.
Miami New Times named Mayor Stoddard the “Best Politician of 2017″. Dr. Philip K. Stoddard has been a professor of biology at Florida International University since 1992. A big proponent of renewable energy, his house and car are powered by the sun. Mayor Stoddard has been featured in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Time, National Geographic, The Guardian, Rolling Stone, Stern, The Bond Buyer, NPR, PRI, BBC, MSNBC, Bloomberg Businessweek and numerous documentaries including National Geographic’s “Years of Living Dangerously” which showed in 171 countries in 47 languages, and Discovery Channel’s “MOSQUITO” which showed in 189 countries.
Board Member Alice Burch, Village of Miami Shores
Vice Mayor Rhonda Anderson, City of Coral Gables
Mayor Francis Suarez, City of Miami
Mayor Suarez is married to Gloria Fonts Suarez. They have a son, Andrew Xavier, and a daughter, Gloriana Pilar. Prior to being elected with 86 percent support from Miami residents, Mayor Suarez served as Miami Commissioner for District 4 during eight years. Mayor Suarez legislative accomplishments as Commissioner include implementing ShotSpotter technology in the City, a state-of-the-art gunshot detection system, setting up a transportation trust fund, which allocates funds for current and future transit projects. Mayor Suarez also serves as Chair of the Environment Committee, as well as on the Advisory Board of the U.S. Conference of Mayors.. He also serves as Vice-Chair of the Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) and is the former President of the Miami-Dade County League of Cities. In his role at the TPO, Mayor Suarez championed the Strategic Miami Area Rapid Transit (SMART) Plan, which was unanimously approved. Mayor Suarez helped negotiate the Tri-Rail connection to Downtown, offering free ridership to Overtown residents for life. Mayor Suarez earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Florida International University, graduating in the top ten percent of his class. He went on to receive his law degree from the University of Florida Frederic G. Levin College of Law, where he graduated cum laude.He is currently an attorney with the law firm Greenspoon Marder, specializing in corporate and real-estate transactions.
Steve Calle, City of South Miami
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