More women now chair committees on the Miami-Dade County Commission than ever before.
Of eight regularly scheduled committees Chair Oliver Gilbert III established for the 2023-24 period, five have women leaders.
That’s one more than in any period since at least 1997, when the county renamed itself, a Florida Politics analysis of prior committee assignments determined.
All five women on the Commission – Marleine Bastien, Danielle Cohen Higgins, Eileen Higgins, Raquel Regalado and Micky Steinberg – received committee Chair assignments. Just three went to men.
Gilbert said he made his appointments based on “experience and who I find to be good individuals.”
– Jesse Scheckner, Florida Politics