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Tamarac appoints new commissioner to replace Atkins-Grad

The City of Tamarac’s Mayor and Commission appointed Michelle Gomez to serve as Commissioner for District 2. Michelle Gomez will serve out the remaining term, which ends November 2014, for the seat, which has been vacant since June 25, 2010, or up until the point where the Governor would re-instate the previous Commissioner.

Gomez is replacing Patricia Atkins-Grad who was arrested in June after an investigation found she allegedly sold her official influence for cash, a victory party, and a BMW lease.

Applications to fill the Commission seat were open to all residents of Tamarac’s district two ( Fifteen applications were submitted and three withdrew. Over a period of two days, July 13 – July 14, the Mayor and Commission interviewed the remaining candidates and narrowed the field to three contenders, Michelle J. Gomez, Patti Lynn, and Michael D. Stamm Jr. This afternoon, during a Special Commission Meeting, the Commission once again interviewed the final three and ultimately decided upon Michelle Gomez.

Ms. Gomez is an attorney and a graduate of the City’s citizen academy, Tamarac University, Class of 2009.

“I’m pleased that we had such a great group of individuals show an interest in serving their City,” stated Mayor Beth Talabisco. “Michelle will make a great addition to the dais and I look forward to working with her to move the City forward.”

A swearing in ceremony for Commissioner Gomez was held immediately following the Special Commission Meeting.

The next regularly scheduled Commission Meeting is August 25, 2010 at 9:00 am.

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Posted by Andrea Freygang on Jul 25 2010. Filed under Broward County, Ethics in Broward, Local news, Tamarac. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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