FRWND INVITES YOU TO A DISCUSSION ON SAVE OUR STATES: DEFENDING THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE
Join us as we learn about the electoral college and its importance.
Michael C. Maibach
Distinguished Fellow on American Federalism
Michael Maibach is the founder and director of the Center for the Electoral College. He has dedicated his life to civic education for the advancement of citizen engagement.
He was the President of the European-American Business Council, after serving for 18 years as the Vice President of Global Government Affairs at the Intel Corporation. Today, he is Managing Director of the James Wilson Institute and a Distinguished Fellow on American Federalism at Save Our States. Michael is Trustee of the James Wilson Institute, the Witherspoon Institute, the Institute of World Politics, the CS Lewis Institute/Naples, several other non-profit Boards.
Mr. Maibach earned a BA & MA from Northern Illinois University. While at NIU, he was elected to the DeKalb County Board, the first person elected to public office under 21 years of age in US history. He earned a BA from California State University, a BS from American University, an MA fromGeorgetown University, an MA from the Institute of World Politics, and an MA from Ashland University. He did graduate work at Oxford and Cambridge Universities, as well as the Universidad Ibero- Americana/Mexico and the Institute for International Studies/Japan.
Mr. Maibach has lectured at 40+ US and European universities, 32 World Affairs Councils, and was an Adjunct Professor at the Anglo-American College in Prague. Mr. Maibach has published 80+ essays, writes poetry, has visited 67 countries. He is a member of Christ the King Church/Alexandria. He has lived in Old Town Alexandria,
Virginia for 25 years.
Mayor Juan Carlos Bermudez
Juan Carlos "JC" Bermudez is the founding Mayor of the City of Doral and served in that capacity for the first 9 1/2 years of the city's existence. He was re-elected as Mayor of Doral in 2016. He is currently a member of the Advisory Board of the United States Conference of Mayors, as well as the Vice Chairman of the Miami-Dade County Transportation Planning Organization.
During Mayor Bermudez’s terms the new city’s infrastructure was created including the creation of the city’s award-winning Finance and Parks departments. Under his leadership the city added over 121 acres of playgrounds, ballfields and recreational facilities while purchasing, through grants and funds, an additional 45 acres of parkland. These parks include Doral Central Park, Morgan Levy Park, Doral Meadow Park, Downtown Doral Park, Trails and Tails Park and Veterans Park. Morgan Levy Park, an old construction debris land field site, was refurbished into an award-winning recreational facility. Trails and Tails Park was the first municipal dog park in the western part of Miami-Dade County. Under Mayor Bermudez the city also began to build one of the most extensive urban bike trails in the county.
During Mayor Bermudez’s terms the city has received numerous national accolades including being chosen the Best City for Business Start Ups by Business Week, named #2 of America’s top 25 Towns to live well in for its cultural amenities, pro-business environment and highly educated workforce by Forbes.com, named the third best place in the USA to retire by US News & World Report, was ranked the 51st best in top 100 places to live and launch a business in the United States by CNNMoney.com, and was ranked the 22nd best place to live by Money Magazine in 2018 . Most recently, City of Doral was named the fastest growing City in Florida and 11th in the country by the Florida International University's Metropolitan Center.
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Meeting begins at 7PM
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Federated Republican Women of North Dade
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President: Maricel Cobitz
Vice President: Claudia Cardenas
Secretary: Maite Bocanegra
Treasurer: Jane Muir