Local community leader Susy Díaz qualified to run for Greenacres City Council


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Díaz’s campaign focuses on recovering from Covid-19, job growth and listening to all residents

I am confident that by working together we can help Greenacres recover from the devastating economic effects of COVID-19. “

– Susy Díaz, candidate for District IV of Greenacres City Council

GREENACRES, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, Dec 13, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ – Longtime local leader Susy Díaz has officially qualified to vote in District IV of Greenacres City Council. The local elections 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 encourage employment growth, support our diverse neighborhoods and prioritize public safety, ”said Susy Díaz, Greenacres City Council candidate for District IV.

Díaz mentioned that one of her priorities in this position is to move Greenacres forward and create a better future for the community.

“As Greenacres changes, we need new ideas and new leadership in the city council that represents and employs all of our residents,” says Díaz.

Hailing from Palm Beach County, Díaz has served the community in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors for over two decades, and has served on numerous boards and committees including the Summit Reserve HOA, the City of Greenacres Charter Review Committee, Hispanic Human Resource Council and the 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 an Ethnic Studies certification.

Díaz has years of experience working with local governments and understands how local regulations affect a city. In 2002, Díaz oversaw the administrative procedures in the Code Compliance Department for the City of West Palm Beach, ensuring that due process and deposit procedures were followed. Prior to working in code compliance, she led the mayor’s response team, where she worked firsthand with the city’s department heads to resolve constituent matters quickly.

After serving in the city council, Díaz was assistant director of the American Cancer Society, where she helped create the first Relevo Por La Vida event in Palm Beach County, celebrating survivors and addressing cancer disparities between Hispanic and Latin American communities . While at the American Cancer Society, Díaz also served as the Advocacy Lead for Palm Beach County, where she met with state, local, and state legislatures and volunteers, and went to Tallahassee to lobby for legislative initiatives with survivors.

Díaz left the American Cancer Society to care for an elderly family member, but enjoyed the opportunity to return to school and help small businesses and nonprofits with their organizational needs. Díaz is currently the Executive Director of the Middle School of Arts Foundation. Under her leadership, the foundation has received five business partner awards and the 2016 Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Award Non-Profit Business of the Year.

After Hurricane Dorian in 2019, Díaz and community leaders spearheaded a three-day supply campaign that delivered over 26 pallets of goods to neighbors in Freeport, Bahamas.

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was almost impossible to find personal protective equipment, so she started sewing and donating masks. To date, she has made more than 5,000 masks and donated them to community groups for key workers, elderly, and immunocompromised residents. Susy was also a member of the West Palm Beach Covid-19 Response Unit for the Community Services & Volunteer Engagement group.

Most recently, Díaz was nominated for a Hats Off Nonprofit Award. She also received the Esperanza Award for Education 2019 from the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Oakley Award for Service from the Lake Worth Playhouse in 2013 and the Luciano Martinez Humanitarian Award 2010 from the Hispanic Human Resource Council.

“These experiences have given me a deep knowledge and understanding of how I work successfully with our local, state and federal leaders while also working with neighborhood groups and community leaders,” said Díaz.

Díaz and her family live in the Summit Reserve in Greenacres.

More information is available at VoteSusyDíaz.com.

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