Miami Dade County Community Forum

Friday, January 14, 2011

Fran Bohnsack's Tribute

Frances M. Bohnsack, Ph.D.
Eighteen Years of Service in Support of the Miami River

The City of Miami pays tribute to Dr. Frances M. Bohnsack, honoring her exceptional service and
dedication as Executive Director of the Miami River Marine Group. We value Dr. Bohnsack’s overall knowledge and passion for the advancement of a working waterfront along the Miami River, the Fifth largest port in the state of Florida, a port serving as economic catalyst for the South Florida region and providing vital shipping links -- logistics, food, equipment and household goods-- to the shallow draft ports of the Caribbean and Central and South America. We applaud Dr. Bohnsack’s leadership and legal vigilance that resulted in favorable judicial outcomes for Miami River shipping interests, her critical input and expertise important to this special triumph. It is with genuine respect and gratitude, on behalf of our citizens, that we join her colleagues and friends to honor Dr. Frances M. Bohnsack’s eighteen years of superior work, a tenure representing the hallmark of integrity. As Dr. Bohnsack leaves to accept a well-deserved position with the Federal Maritime Administration,
we extend best wishes for continued success!

Presented on behalf of the City of Miami by
Tomás P. Regalado, Mayor
Wifredo “Willy” Gort, Commissioner
January 13, 2011

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