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Bailey appointed to S. FL regional planning council

Black attorney selected by Governor Rick Scott

Miami Times staff report | 12/19/2013, 9 a.m.

Mario J. Bailey, a member of the Becker & Poliakoff’s government relations and lobbying team, has received an appointment from Governor Rick Scott to serve on the South Florida Regional Planning Council.

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Mario J. Bailey

The 19-member Council comprises county and municipal elected officials and the Governor's appointees and is charged with identifying the long-term challenges and opportunities facing Southeast Florida as well as assisting the region’s leaders in developing and implementing creative solutions.

The Council helps to determine policies that result in more prosperous and equitable communities, a healthier and cleaner environment and a more vibrant economy. Bailey, who concentrates his practice on government relations and lobbying in South Florida and Tallahassee, fills a vacant seat on the Council. He will serve a term starting November 19, 2013, and ending October 1, 2016.

He also works with clients from various sectors including business, municipal government and education. Prior to joining Becker & Poliakoff, he served as the Chief Legislative Aide to Florida State Representative Dwight M. Bullard.

This experience, he feels, taught him the intricacies of the legislative process, committee procedures and helped him build strong ties to members of both parties and chambers. Bailey is a graduate of the University of Alabama.

He is an alumnus of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Miami Program and is active in the Chamber and many civic and charitable organizations in Miami-Dade County.