For Immediate Release
July 31, 2017
Contact: Nicole Singletary
Miami Lakes, FL -Surrounded by family, friends and beloved residents, Mayor Manny Cid presented Vice Mayor Tony Lama with the Key to the Town at the July 25th Council Meeting. After passionately serving the Town of Miami Lakes as councilman for nearly 5 years, Vice-Mayor Tony Lama officially resigned from the Town Council on July 25th to accept his dream job of working as Principal Business Development Manager at Amazon Web Services in Seattle, Washington.
First elected in 2012 and re-elected last November, Lama has been instrumental in moving Miami Lakes forward, specifically in the area of transportation, initiating the Town's Transportation Summit held in July of 2015. The Summit brought together relevant stakeholders and transportation experts to ensure all agencies’ actions are strategically coordinated to achieve optimal solutions.
Most recently, he worked to secure more than $26 million from the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX) to plan, design, and construct a partial interchange on NW 67th Avenue to connect to the Gratigny Parkway. MDX has committed to begin the design/build phase of the project in the Fall of 2018.
Always at the forefront of using technology to find innovative ways to serve our residents Vice Mayor Lama is also responsible for implementing the Town's mobile app, Lakes Life, and the “I Heart Miami Lakes” social media branding campaign.
Vice-Mayor Lama’s farewell message to Miami Lakes residents: “This was not an easy decision, but my four kids and their futures were key to my decision. This was about the long-term interest of my family and my professional career. I am forever grateful to you for having placed so much trust in me. I hope I have served you well. We may not have always agreed, but we disagreed passionately and with much respect.”