Former Doral Vice Mayor / Councilman Robert Van Name, has announced that he will seek the office of City of Doral Council member, in the November 2012 election.
Doral politics is now at a critical crossroad, for the first in its history Doral residents well elect a new Mayor and the remaining two council members from the original City Council will vacate due to term limits.
Van Name said “As a founding Doral City Council Member and former Vice Mayor of this great city I feel a strong bond and obligation to continue to serve and protect our community! We have come a long way these past several years, it’s now incumbent upon us to continue the vision and progress towards making Doral the premier place to live work, play and learn. And yes, as the song goes …“We have only just begun!”
Former Vice Mayor Van Name has been a long time civil activist for positive change within his community, with an expansive list of achievements to his credit. A founder and Vice President of One Doral a community based organization. He was very instrumental in the incorporation effort to the City of Doral serving on the DMAC and is a founding member of the Doral City Council. He was first elected to the initial council in 2003, then re-elected to a four-year term without opposition again in 2006. His peers have often described him as the “Hardest Working man in Doral”, an honor Van Name has earned from his years of community actions and deeds, one he accepts proudly.
Doral, only in its’ eighth year as a city is well on its way to becoming the premier city in all of South Florida to live, work, learn and play. Forbes Magazine recently recognized Doral as the #2 City in the USA to start a business. Doral is also the youngest city to receive the designation of “Tree City USA”, planting thousands of trees annually since incorporation.
Van Name believes that his previous time on the council along with his extensive executive business background in finance and corporate real estate management with AT&T and Lucent Technologies, has uniquely prepared him to deal with the many challenges and issues facing our city. He has a proven record of leadership, vision and integrity and will serve our community well!
Former Vice Mayor Robert Van Name, born on Staten Island, NY, was a long time resident of Bridgewater, NJ prior to 1997 when he moved to Doral with his wife, Maria, and sons, Robert, Jr. and Timothy..
Van Name served with honor in Vietnam in 1969 and again in 1970 while on active duty with the United States Navy. Following 11 years in the United States Naval Reserve, he received an Honorable Discharge.
Van Name graduated Summa Cum Laude from New York Tech with a Bachelor Degree in Business and Management. He continued his education at the University of Michigan and AT&T University in their Executive Leadership Programs. He also completed the National Real Estate Standards Property Management Program.
Former Vice Mayor Van Name can be reached for comment at email: Rvanname@bellsouth.net or by telephone on 305 613-5690
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