Michelle Gomez Appointed Commissioner in Tamarac

MIchelle Gomez is sworn in by City Manager Michael Cernech

Michelle Gomez is sworn in by City Manager Michael Cernech

By: Sharon Aron Baron

Michelle Gomez has been chosen to to fill the commission seat once again for Patti Atkins-Grad who resigned just weeks before a recall election was to take place.  She was appointed to the seat for over two years when Atkins-Grad was suspended by the Governor on corruption charges in 2010.

Mike Gelin and his wife.  Gelin says he may consider running for City Commissioner in 2014

Mike Gelin and his wife. Gelin says he may consider running for City Commissioner in 2014

After a competitive interview process took place this week with eight other candidates, the four voting members including the mayor was deadlocked between Gomez and Employee Benefit Specialist Mike Gelin. It wasn’t until Commissioner Pam Bushnell moved to change her vote to Gomez that the deadlock broke.

After the swearing in ceremony, Gomez congratulated both Gelin and his family. “I didn’t think I was a shoo-in,” said Gomez to Tamarac Talk, “However, I’m pleased to get back to work and be back in service.”  She noted that on Monday the city had a workshop and she was  ready to study the agenda for the meeting.

“I’m thrilled that the commission picked the candidate that was as qualified as Gomez and I ‘m sure that she will serve the district well for the remainder of her term,” said Recall Organizer and Tamarac resident Alvin Entin. “I was impressed with the credentials of Mr Gelin and wondered why he never addressed his failure to sign the recall petition. I believe that anybody interested in serving district two should have taken a stand on that issue one way or another.”

 The commissioners urged Gelin to stay involved with the city and to run in 2014, which he said he may consider.

 

About Sharon Aron Baron

Sharon Aron Baron Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and writer for Tamarac Talk and Coral Springs Talk. Tamarac Talk was created in 2010 to provide News, Views and Entertainment for the residents of Tamarac and to give resident's a forum. We are not affiliated with the City of Tamarac. That's why this site can be occasionally opinionated and obviously open.

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  • Richard Boehner

    welcome to the gang