Councilmember District-1 Cunningham

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Councilwoman Invites You to Crime Prevention Town Hall Meeting, Feb. 22
The Village of Palmetto Bay and Councilwoman Karyn Cunningham cordially invite you to attend a Town Hall Meeting to receive valuable information and provide your input concerning safety initiatives and crime watch. FEB 10, 2016

"After Hours with Karyn"
Join Councilwoman Cunningham for coffee and conversation on February 25th 7 - 8:30 pm at Starbucks on 148th and US1. You're invited to hear more about upcoming Public Service Projects and Village Maintenance with our Public Service Director, Corrice Patterson. JAN 26, 2016

Join Councilwoman & Mayor as They Race for a Cause on Feb. 28
For the second year in a row, Voices for Cerebral Palsy will be kicking off National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month by holding the Bows & Bow Ties 5k-Tying a Community Together for Cerebral Palsy Awareness, in Palmetto Bay.  The event is being held at Coral Reef Park on Sunday, February 28th. Read more JAN 26, 2016

Councilwoman Helps to Plant Tree in Celebration of Arbor Day
Councilwoman Cunningham joined Mayor Flinn and the kindergartners from the Winhold Montessori School on Friday, January 15 as they planted a tree at Palmetto Bay Park in celebration of Arbor Day. Despite the heavy rainfall, Councilwoman Cunningham and Mayor Flinn got their hands dirty all for the sake of Arbor Day and they also took a selfie with the children before they had to return to school. JAN. 15, 2016

Councilwoman Joins Students at Cyber-Bully Conference
Councilwoman Cunningham joined with students to attend a recent conference hosted by The Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention & Treatment. Read more about how nearly 160 students and counselors learned about cyber-bullying and how to prevent it. The Councilwoman serves as the Vice-President of The Melissa Institute. JAN 13, 2016

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Karyn Cunningham was elected to Council Seat 1 on Nov. 4, 2014. A native of Miami-Dade County and a graduate of Miami Palmetto Senior High, Councilmember Cunningham graduated Cum Laude from the University of South Florida in 1985 and holds certification in Elementary Education and Psychology. She received her Urban Education Certification from Florida International University in 1987. Karyn and her family have lived in the Village of Palmetto Bay since 1995. She has one daughter, Megan.                                                                       

Councilmember Cunningham is an accomplished teacher, community activist, and advocate for education. She began her career teaching first grade and has been with Miami-Dade County Public Schools for 18 years. During her time as a classroom teacher, Karyn worked closely with the PTA to bring additional programming and activities to our school community. In 2004, Karyn took her career outside the classroom by serving with United Teachers of Dade as a Government & Community Engagement Specialist. Currently, she assists in the development of an effective education policy plan and provides year-round public affairs and community relations support, locally and with the State of Florida in Tallahassee.


Councilmember Karyn Cunningham was appointed to the Village of Palmetto Bay’s Education Advisory Compact Council in 2012, and in 2013 was appointed to the Village’s Education Advisory Committee, which oversees the implementation of the compact.

A graduate of the Greater Miami Chamber’s Leadership Miami Class of 2012, Councilmember Cunningham is actively involved on the boards of many local not-for-profit organizations. She serves as Vice-President of The Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention and Treatment, and serves on the Common Threads Advisory Council and the Advisory Board of The Yaegar Foundation. She was recently appointed Chair of the Chamber South Education and Business Coalition.

Contact Information:

Office: 305-259-1234
Cell: 305-904-1805
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