Díaz campaign focuses on recovering from Covid-19, growing jobs and listening to all residents
– Susy Díaz, candidate for the municipal council of Greenacres, district IV
GREENACRES, FLORIDA, USA, December 13, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ – Longtime local leader Susy Díaz has officially qualified for the Greenacres City Council District IV ballot. The municipal election will take place on March 8, 2022.
“I am confident that by working together we can help Greenacres recover from the devastating economic effects of COVID-19. We need to implement policies that promote job growth, support our diverse neighborhoods and prioritize public safety, ”said Susy Díaz, candidate for District IV of Greenacres City Council.
Díaz mentioned that one of his priorities in this position is to help move Greenacres forward and shape a better future for the community.
“As Greenacres changes, we need new ideas and new leadership on the city council that represents and defends the interests of all of our residents,” says Díaz.
Originally from Palm Beach County, Díaz has served the community for over two decades working in the public, private and nonprofit sectors and volunteering on numerous boards and committees, including the Summit Reserve HOA, the City of Greenacres Charter Review Committee, Hispanic Human Resources Council, and Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Advisory Council. She holds a bachelor’s degree in political and social science and a master’s degree in political science, magna cum laude, from Florida Atlantic University. She also has a certification in ethnic studies.
Díaz has years of experience working with municipal governments and understands the impact of municipal codes on a city. In 2002, Díaz oversaw the administrative procedures of the Code Compliance Department for the City of West Palm Beach, ensuring that due process and lien procedures were followed. Prior to working in the area of code compliance, she led the Mayor’s Response Team where she worked directly with city department heads to quickly resolve constituent issues.
After her stint in city government, Díaz served as Associate Director of the American Cancer Society, where she helped create Palm Beach County’s first “Relevo Por La Vida” event that celebrates survivors and addresses issues of cancer. cancer disparity between the Hispanic and Latin communities. While working for the American Cancer Society, Díaz also worked as an Advocacy Officer for Palm Beach County where she met with state, local and federal lawmakers and volunteers, and traveled to Tallahassee to advocate with survivors for legislative initiatives.
Díaz left the American Cancer Society to care for an elderly family member, but appreciated the opportunity to return to school and help small businesses and nonprofits respond to their organizational needs. Currently, Díaz is the Executive Director of the Middle School of Arts Foundation. Under his leadership, the Foundation received five Business Partner Awards and the 2016 Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Nonprofit Business of the Year award.
After Hurricane Dorian in 2019, Díaz and community leaders led a three-day supply drive, which delivered more than 26 pallets of goods to neighbors in Freeport, Bahamas.
At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, personal protective equipment was almost impossible to find, so she started sewing and donating masks. To date, she has made and donated over 5,000 masks to community groups for essential workers, the elderly and immunocompromised residents. Susy was also a member of the West Palm Beach Covid-19 Response Unit for the Community Services and Volunteer Engagement group.
Most recently, Díaz was nominated for a Hats Off Nonprofit Award. Additionally, she received the 2019 Esperanza Award for Education from the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the 2013 Oakley Award for Services Rendered by the Lake Worth Playhouse, and the 2010 Luciano Martinez Humanitarian Award from the Hispanic Human Resources Council.
“These experiences have given me a deep knowledge and understanding of how to work successfully with our local, state and federal leaders while collaborating with neighborhood groups and community leaders,” said Díaz.
Díaz and his family reside on the Summit Reserve in Greenacres.
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