Cedric McMinn – Community Service & Professional Development Chair

Posted:  March 2nd, 2015 by:  YPN MIami comments:  0

Cedric McMinn is the Community Outreach Director for Miami-Dade School Board Member Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall. His responsibilities include working with community organizations, elected officials, and leaders to benefit the students attending schools in School Board District 2. He was formerly the Political and Outreach Director for the 2014 Charlie Crist for Governor Campaign, and also served as the Executive Director of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party. As Executive Director, he was responsible for the day-to-day operations to facilitate and support a more effective political organization focused on getting Democratic candidates elected to public office.

He previously worked as a Government Relations Specialist at Becker and Poliakoff, P.A. and as President of the Miami-Dade Young Democrats where he hosted and planned political forums and fundraisers to help elect young leaders. Because of his achievements, he was selected as a Delegate to attend the 2012 Democratic National Convention and was also awarded title of Young Democrat of the Year in 2009 and 2011 by the Florida Young Democrats.

Cedric is politically active in the Miami-Dade community at various levels. He served as the Political/Faith Deputy Director for the 2008 Barack Obama/Joe Biden Presidential Campaign; a volunteer for Congressional, state and local campaigns; a Miami-Dade County Elections poll worker; and the former District Assistant to State Representative Cynthia A. Stafford and Legislative Assistant to State Representative Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall in the Florida House of Representatives.

Cedric has held numerous civic leadership positions in the County and was previously the President of the Young Professionals Network of Miami. He also served as Secretary on the Miami Children’s Initiative’s Board of Directors and is the Entertainment Chair for the FIU Holiday Celebration for Children. In college, he served as the SGA Lower Division Representative, President of the Interfraternity Council, Vice-President of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, an Orientation Leader, and Resident Assistant, to name a few. Because of his extensive involvement, he earned the distinguished title of “Mr. FIU”. After graduating in 2011, he was hired to work at FIU’s Campus Life to advise student programming activities.

In 2013, Cedric was selected for the Miami Fellows Class VII sponsored by the Miami Foundation ane is a recent graduate of the Congressional Black Caucus Institute’s Political Boot Camp sponsored by U.S. Congresswoman Frederica Wilson. In 2014, Cedric was selected as one of Miami-Dade County’s Top 40 Under 40 Black Leaders sponsored by Legacy Miami Magazine.

Cedric is inspired by the accomplishments and leadership of President Barack Obama and believes that success comes through hard work and perseverance.

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