Councilmember District-1 Cunningham

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"After Hours with Karyn"
Join Councilwoman Cunningham for coffee and conversation on Wednesday, July 27 from 7-8:30 pm at Starbucks on 148th and US1, and share your thoughts, concerns and ideas for the betterment of Palmetto Bay.  This month's topic will be 2016-17 Village Budget. Come share your ideas and give your input about your budget priorities for the coming year! Posted 7/20/16

Councilwoman Cunningham Discusses Important Information Regarding Charter Revisions
Councilwoman Cunningham discusses important information all residents should know about the upcoming Charter revisions. Watch the video here.


There is Still Time to Get Fit Palmetto Bay
With our beautiful new rubberized path at Coral Reef Park's outer loop in Zone 3 and 4, there is no better time to get moving and no better place than The Village of Parks!

“Get Fit Palmetto Bay,” is a year-long series of events, programs, and seminars focused on wellness, nutrition, and fitness. The Village has partnered with other organizations to bring you a holistic program, full of informative seminars and fitness programs. Check out the upcoming events, including health and wellness activities sponsored by Baptist Health, and let the Village help you reach your fitness goals in 2016!

Join me for Saturday in the Park and  a walk/jog using the new path on the following summer Saturdays at 9 am- June 18th, 25th, July 2nd, 16th and 23rd! Mark your calendar and bring a friend and let's get fit together! Posted 5/31/16

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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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