Miami Beach Leader Invited to Participate in Foreign Exchange Program

(Miami Beach, FL) Mar 1, 2019 -

Selected among a prestigious group of municipal executives, Miami Beach Code Compliance Assistant Director Sarah Saunders will join the ICMA Professional Fellows Program this month to share best practices with community leaders in Southeast Asia – inspiring them to adopt new perspectives and strategies to ensure safety and enhance quality of life in their cities.

“I’m so grateful to have been selected for this amazing opportunity, and I’m excited to learn how our partners in the Philippines engage and empower communities to identify vulnerabilities and develop ways to address these issues through climate adaptation and mitigation,” shared Code Compliance Assistant Director Sarah Saunders. “I look forward to sharing our experiences in Miami Beach and hope to gain knowledge that will further improve our city’s resilience.”

Funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the professional exchange program is designed to foster long-term partnerships that support emerging leaders and their societies. Setting the foundation for the future by combining professional expertise and unique leadership skills, the program seeks to empower individuals to be able to address challenges and create new opportunities in their home communities in hopes of establishing more responsive, open and accountable governance around the world.