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October 10, 2008: Commissioner honored by Latin Chamber of Commerce Broward

The Latin Chamber of Commerce Broward presented Commissioner Ted Mena with a “Community Service Award” at its 20th Anniversary celebration on Friday, October 10.

“Over the past years, Commissioner Mena has dedicated much of his time and effort to building the Latin Chamber of Commerce of Broward County into a strong, well-respected organization,” LCCB President Jose Lopez said.

Commissioner Mena has been a resident of Coral Springs for 26 years and has been a dedicated volunteer in the community prior to becoming a Commissioner. In 1995, he was the president of Kiwanis Club and also volunteered at the Our Town Festival for many years. He was also a volunteer coach for the Children’s Soccer League and a team sponsor. In 2003, he was awarded ‘Volunteer of the Year.’

He was also one of the founders of the Multi-Cultural Advisory Committee and is currently the chairman. Presently, he is a member of the Intergovernmental Relations Committee for the Florida League of Cities. He also participates as a Commission Liaison to the Coral Springs International Partnership and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee. Mena was also appointed by the City Commission to participate in the Metropolitan Planning Organization, where he discusses the City’s traffic needs. Previously, he was a Board member for the Broward County Human Rights Council and the Charter Review Committee, which helped draft changes to the County Charter and served as vice-chair of the Transportation Committee.

"I am truly honored and humbled by the Latin Chamber of Commerce of Broward County awarding me with the Community Service Award,” Commissioner Ted Mena said. “I will accept it not only for the Latinos for whom I have served, but for all the residents of Coral Springs who allowed me to serve them as their commissioner these past four and half years."
About the Latin Chamber of Commerce of Broward
The Latin Chamber of Commerce of Broward (LCCB) represents a growing association of more than 500 Hispanic and other businesses throughout Broward County and the Southeast Florida area. Founded in 1987, the LCCB is here to serve and expand it membership to “do more business.” In the near future, the Hispanic community in Broward County is expected to become the majority community. The LCCB is the organization to partner with to reach this booming community.

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