Shelly Smith-Fano has served as an MDX Board member for the past nine years as a Governor’s appointee. She has served as Vice Chair in 2011 and 2012 and also for the last two consecutive years. Ms. Smith-Fano, is a native of Miami, and Director of Miami Dade College, School of Hospitality Management. Florida’s Lieutenant Governor, Carlos Lopez Cantera, Ms. Smith-Fano’s son was in attendance at the board meeting.
“Many thanks to all our MDX staff and Executive Director, Javier Rodriguez, always ready to answer my many questions and offer explanations and clarifications when needed. Thank you for your support yesterday, today and tomorrow. I would like to express my gratitude to Miami-Dade College, my work family, who have over the years encouraged and supported my volunteer participation on this board. Lastly, but most importantly, I want to thank the drivers and passengers that travel our MDX roadways for their continued support and for funding our improvements and operations, and ultimately our mission of moving transportation forward for our county, our residents and our visitors,” added Ms. Smith-Fano, “We must listen carefully, so we can move forward to meet the great mobility challenges of tomorrow”.
The MDX Board also elected Commissioner Edmunson as Vice-Chair by acclamation. “I am looking forward to working with the board, and doing everything I can to accomplish our goals. Mr. Leonard Boord was also elected by acclamation to Treasurer. “After making my first presentation as interim Treasurer, I feel honored by the confidence bestowed upon me by my colleagues”.