Florida League of Cities 2nd Vice President Mayor Manny Maroño Named to Governor-Elect’s Transition Team
Gov-Elect Rick Scott selected Sweetwater Mayor as part of his 9-member team today
For Immediate Release
November 4, 2010
Contact: Sharon Berrian 850-222-9684
TALLAHASSEE- Governor-Elect Rick Scott today announced that Sweetwater Mayor, Manny Maroño, will be part of the transition advisory committee that will help begin the process of getting Florida back to work. In appointing the committee, Governor-elect Scott said that this team was composed of individuals who love Florida and have been committed to the state through their expertise and service.
Mayor Maroño will be part of a transition team that includes former Lt. Governor Toni Jennings; outgoing U.S. Senator George LeMieux, former Miami Mayor Maurice Ferre and other well-known political figures. The new governor says that they will help him begin to implement his 777 plan to “get this state back to work.”
“I am proud to serve on the Governor-elect’s transition team,” said Mayor Maroño. “Rick Scott wants to make sure that the needs of cities and our constituents are heard and that our quality of life is enhanced. I am honored to be able to help our new governor and also further serve our citizens.”
Born and raised in the City of Sweetwater, Manny Maroño began his public service when, in 1995, he became the youngest person ever elected to the city’s commission at the age of 23. In 2002, he became mayor when the former mayor resigned in order to run for higher office. Maroño was elected by popular vote in 2003 and again in 2007. Elected 2nd V.P. of the Florida League of Cities in August, Maroño’s public service also includes, among other things, being a former president of the Miami-Dade League of Cities; co-chair of the Federal Action Strike Team; and a founding member of the Florida League of Mayors. Mayor Maroño is currently the Executive Operations Manager of Southeast Motors. He lives in Sweetwater with his wife Jennifer and their two sons.
Mayor Maroño will also share ideas from the Florida League of Cities transition committee called “The Keys to the Cities Task Force” that will develop ideas that will be presented to the Governor- Elect Rick Scott.
“The Keys to the Cities Task Force,” chaired by Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler will recommend policies that promote local self-governance, remove barriers to municipal prosperity, spur the economic vitality of cities as incubators of progress and allow cities to protect their quality of life.