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TOWN OF MIAMI LAKES NEWS
243px-All-America City LogoOn Tuesday, February 11th, Mayor Slaton and the Town Council recognized Councilman Tony Lama, on his completion of the Leaders of Excellence Program for Elected Officials in State and Local Government, hosted by the Good Government Initiative.
For Immediate Release
February 21, 2014
Contact: Nicole Singletary
Tel: 305-364-6100
E-mail:  singletaryn@miamilakes-fl.gov
 
Councilman Tony Lama Completes Leaders of Excellence Program
 
 
Miami Lakes, FL -  On Tuesday, February 11th, Mayor Slaton and the Town Council recognized Councilman Tony Lama, on his completion of the Leaders of Excellence Program  for Elected Officials in State and Local Government, hosted by the Good Government Initiative. Councilman Lama was among 16 elected officials from 15 jurisdictions in 3 counties plus two state representatives who participated in this year's program.

"It was an absolute privilege to be the first Miami Lakes representative in the program," said Councilman Lama. "It was a priceless opportunity to collaborate with other elected officials on issues impacting our communities and potential solutions. This course should be a requirement for all newly elected officials."

The Leaders of Excellence program is the Good Government Initiative's cornerstone effort to provide elected officials with educational opportunities that they can then apply towards their public service. It fills the gap between formal education in academic careers with life experience to create more effective decision-makers. Additionally, the Leaders of Excellence program creates a network of peers who elected leaders can turn to for shared ideas and support.

"In a year that has seen some low points for some government officials, I think it is encouraging to see these public servants going the extra mile to absorb as much information about good government as they can," said Katy Sorenson, the program's founder. "Councilman Lama has taken the time in a very busy life to listen and learn more about key areas of his responsibility. That's something that a lot of people don't think elected officials are willing to do, so, through leaders  like him, we have real reason to be believe that there are still many dedicated public servants who are working on behalf of their constituents."

 

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 Councilman Lama with the Excellance Program Graduates