CORAL GABLES, FL, November 20, 2013 – Becker & Poliakoff is proud to announce that Rosa de la Camara, a shareholder in the firm’s Community Association Law Practice group here, has received an appointment from Governor Rick Scott to serve on the Florida Community Association Living Study Council.
The Community Association Living Study Council was created in 2008 by the Florida Legislature to receive public input regarding issues of concern with respect to community living and make recommendations for legislative changes to the Florida Legislature. Ms. de la Camara will serve a six-month term on the council which consists of seven members: three members appointed by the Governor, two appointed by the Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives, and two appointed by the President of the Florida Senate.
“Having a seat at the table on the Council puts us in the unique position of being able to recommend changes in existing laws, rules and programs to State legislators and other policymakers in Tallahassee,” Ms. de la Camara said. “I will be seeking input from a diverse and broad-based group of associations and their members.”
This is Ms. de la Camara’s second appointment to the Council, which is administered by the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation under its Division of Florida Condominiums, Timeshares, and Mobile Homes. In 2008, she was appointed to serve by then-Speaker of the House of Representatives, Marco Rubio.
Ms. de la Camara concentrates her practice on representing community associations and has immersed herself in the many complex issues facing Boards of Directors, unit owners, managers and state and local policymakers.
She has over 25 years of experience participating as speaker in instructional and educational seminars concerning the Community Association Legal practice and has been a featured panelist at symposiums on Community Association Law and a speaker at various workshops throughout South Florida concerning Community Association Law in both English and Spanish languages. She is certified by the State of Florida to teach Community Association Law courses in English and Spanish.
Ms. de la Camara also has served as a member of the Florida Advisory Council on Condominiums, the body charged as liaison between the public and the Division of Florida Land Sales and Condominiums. She has served on the Miami-Dade County Incorporation and Annexation Task Force, the Miami-Dade County Enterprise Zone Advisory Council, Board of Directors of the Greater Miami Chapter of Community Associations Institute, and as co-counsel for the Miami Beach Council of Condominiums.
A graduate of FIU and the University of Miami Law School, Ms. de la Camara is a member of the Florida and Federal Bars, Dade County Bar Association and Cuban-American Bar Association.
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