Join us for our EMPA open house at noon on Saturday September 8, and held at FIU at I-75 in Miramar (http://broward.fiu.edu/, 1930 S.W. 145th Avenue, Miramar, FL 33027, 1st Floor, Dining Area).
We would like to congratulate and acknowledge our EMPA almuni, Marisol Zenteno, on becoming the new president of the local League of Women Voters.
Congratulations to our Executive MPA cohort 5 graduates for their academic achievements, continued professional success, and lifelong friendship.
Public Service Leaders, who are also students in the Executive Master of Public Administration Program, hosted a seminar on Sea-Level Rise, Sustainability, and Resilience on March 11th, 2017. As a part of their EMPA Capstone experience (last course in the MPA program), students met with scientists and local government leaders to discuss topics ranging from the science behind sea-level rise to the projected impact on South Florida.
Krystal Permanan, an alumna of the Executive MPA program, receives recognition by Caribbean National Weekly for her outstanding public service.
Each year NIGP recognizes individual and agency members who have achieved hallmark status in the eyes of their peers. This year our very own MPA Director received the 2016 NIGP Spirit Award.
FIU Master of Public Administration Adjunct faculty member, Alfredo Riverol, provided a “Budgeting Best Practices” workshop for the Village of Key Biscayne on July 11th, 2016. Riverol is the Chief Financial Officer for the City of South Miami.
Dr. Can Chen’s policy report (the lead author) of “Financing Tools for Urban Redevelopment” has recently been posted on the Nebraska State Legislature’s website. The policy report provides valuable inputs for Nebraska’s Senates (Urban Affairs Committee) for considering new laws for authorizing innovative financing mechanisms/tools for urban economic development in Nebraska.
In response to the growing disparity in income and prosperity among Miami-Dade County residents, FIU’s Metropolitan Center and Citi Community Development launched a “Prosperity Agenda for Miami-Dade,” a groundbreaking research-based community action plan that identifies specific wealth-building strategies to improve economic opportunity and self-sufficiency.