Mayor Myra Taylor named to Legacy Miami Magazine’s 50 Most Powerful Black Professionals in Business and Industry
By Nikki Baker
WESTON, FL – The Honorable Myra Taylor, Mayor of City of Opa-locka, was awarded during the Legacy Magazine’s Power Weekend’s 10th Anniversary Gala with the honor of being one of its 50 Most Powerful Black Professionals in Business & Industry.
Established in 2004, Legacy Magazine provides news and information to South Florida’s Black and Influential leaders. Legacy is a business news publication serving South Florida’s Black professional community with articles and information on business, careers, politics, lifestyle, culture and social commentary. The Legacy Honors are presented to a range of professionals from corporate directors, community leaders, attorneys, public socials and successful entrepreneurs.
The event, which was hosted by television anchor Jawan Strader at the Bonaventure Resort & Spa in Weston, took place May 17, 2014 where in recognition of her work as Mayor of the City of Opa-locka and successful leadership Mayor Taylor accepted the honor along with South Florida leaders to include the Honorable Frederica S. Wilson.
U.S. Representative of the Florida 24th District, Tracy Wilson Mourning as co-founder of Mourning Family Foundation and Honey Shine Mentoring Program, The Honorable Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall School Board Member for Miami-Dade County Public School and Dr. Nelson Adams as Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Jackson North Medical Center and CEO of Metro Miami OB/GYN Associates, P.A.
Mayor Taylor remarked, “I am truly honored and humbled to receive this award that recognizes my work as Mayor of the City of Opa-locka and opportunity to serve with excellence this Great City.”
Mayor Taylor is a resident of the City of Opa-locka and currently serves as Mayor of the City of Opa-locka; she has been a dedicated public servant since 1996. She is additionally a business woman and entrepreneur in pre-school education, community and religious leader and has earned a Doctorate Degree in Theology. Mayor Taylor now
in her second term as Mayor continues to serve with great passion as a visionary for Opa-locka and plans to remain active in various local, state, and national organizations.