woensdag 11 december 2013
Gloria and Emilio to be named ambassadors
A proposal that could see entertainment giants Emilio and Gloria Estefan serve as Miami-Dade trade and cultural ambassadors for four years is being fast-tracked through the county’s legislative process.
County commissioners adopted Jean Monestime’s proposal on first reading Dec. 3 and waived it out of committee hearings. They forwarded the suggestion directly to a public hearing, set for Dec. 17.
If approved, the legislation would create a joint post of trade and cultural ambassador – an unpaid, four-year position with no reimbursement of expenses.
The job, legislators said, would be for the “many great individuals who dedicate their energy and talents to cultural exchange and spreading goodwill on behalf of the citizens of Miami-Dade County.”
And commissioners have the ideal candidates in sight for the inaugural four-year appointment.
Commission staff said the Estefans, who have become cultural and philanthropic icons, already have an established track record of representing the region and promoting Miami-Dade.