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Retha S. Boone-Fye

Retha S. Boone-Fye currently serves as Director of Miami-Dade County’s Black

Affairs Advisory Board, which is tasked with advocating on behalf of the County’s

diverse Black World Community while reporting to the Board of County

Commissioners.  In that capacity, she provides staff support for a twenty-six (26)

member board mandated by an ordinance passed by the Board of County

Commissioners.   Previously she held positions in the public affairs arena for the

Urban League of Greater Miami; Dade County Public Schools and Florida Memorial

University.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Miami and

a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Nova-Southeastern University.

She is also a graduate of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership

Miami program; a member of the Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce; and the

Black Hospitality Initiative-which is tasked with developing educational and

professional opportunities for African Americans under the auspices of the Greater

Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau   She also serves on the board of Curley’s

House, a non-profit food bank which also provides an array of social services for

those who are economically compromised.