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Miami-Dade TPO Governing Board Elects
New Chair and Vice Chair
During their January 24, 2019 meeting, the Miami-Dade TPO Governing Board elected Board Member Oliver G. Gilbert III as their Chair, and Board Member Esteban L. Bovo, Jr. as their Vice Chair, whom will both serve for a two-year term.
Chair Oliver G. Gilbert III is the Mayor of the City of Miami Gardens. In 2008, Chair Gilbert was appointed to the Miami Gardens City Council until 2012. In 2012, he was elected as the second Mayor of Miami Gardens and is currently serving his second term, having been re-elected in August and December of 2016. Chair Gilbert is President and Executive Committee Member of the Miami-Dade County League of Cities, First Vice President and member of the African-American Mayor’s Association’s Board of Trustees, Advisory Board Member of the United States Conference of Mayors, and a BMe Community Leader. He holds a degree from Florida A&M University. After completing Florida A&M, he attended the University of Miami School of Law where he graduated with honors. He is also a member of the Leadership Florida Cornerstone Class XXXVI; member of North County Citizen's Association; the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University National Alumni Association; the Sigma Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated; and Miami Fellows – Class V.
Vice Chair Member Esteban L. Bovo, Jr. has served on the Miami-Dade County Commission as the District 13 Commissioner since November 2011, which includes Hialeah, Miami Lakes, Palm Springs North, and neighboring areas of unincorporated Miami-Dade. On December 6, 2016 he was elected by his colleagues as Chairman of the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners (BCC), and then as Chair of the Miami-Dade TPO Governing Board on January 26, 2017. He commenced his public service when he was appointed Councilman for the City of Hialeah in 1998. After being re-elected twice, Vice Chair Bovo’s colleagues selected him as President of the Hialeah City Council, and he remained in that capacity throughout his term. In November 2008, he was elected as State Representative for District 110, and was re-elected without opposition in 2010. Vice Chair Bovo holds a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from Florida International University. He is married to Viviana and they have five children.
View Chair Oliver G. Gilbert III’s website.
View Vice Chair Esteban L. Bovo, Jr.’s website.
View the Miami-Dade TPO Governing Board membership here.
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