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Representative  Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall

District 109

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Member Information

Biographical Information

City of Residence:  Miami

Occupation:  Executive Director, Dade Public Schools

Child(ren):  Tishria LaChan Mindingall

Education:  Tuskegee University, B.S., Education, 1964; Nova University, M.S., Education, 1977

Born:  July 22, 1942, Luverne, AL

Moved to Florida:  1942

Religious Affiliation:  Baptist

Recreational Interest:  community involvement, reading, walking

Legislative Service

Elected to the House in 2000, reelected subsequently

Democratic Policy Chair 2006-2008

Democratic Education Council Lead 2004-2006

Other Public Service

Appointed by Governor Lawton Chiles as the first Chairperson of the Governor's Commission on African-American Affairs


African-American History Advisory Committee, appointed by Superintendent of Dade County Public Schools, Roger Cuevas

African-American History Task Force, appointed by Secretary of Education


DCPS Recruiter

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.

LEO-P Participant, Principal Intern

Nova University Alumni Association

Phi Delta Kappa Educational Fraternity

Sunstreet Festival, Essie D. Silva Oratorical Committee for Exemplifying the Ties That Bind: Family, Community and Humankind

F.O.C.U.S. FIU, Board Member

Florida Commission on Human Relations, A Tribute to the Late Governor Lawton Chiles, guest presenter 1999

Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, guest presenter 1999

Mount Olive Primitive Baptist Church, Back to School Alive, guest presenter 1999

Boundary Committee, appointed by Commissioner Dorrin Rolle 1998

League of Women Voters, Board Member 1998

WAGES Coalition 1998


Civil Rights Advocacy Award, presented by the Florida Commission on Human Relations

American Association of University Women-Miami Branch, Women of Achievement Award 1999

Educational Recipient, 1st Annual Black Pillars Award 1998

Florida Commission on Human Relations, Civil Rights Advocacy Award 1998

J.U.G.S. Inc., Miami Chapter, Community Service Award 1998

Area of Education, Women of Influence Award 1997

Essence of Quality Awards, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Gamma Zeta Omega Chapter, "Outstanding Community Service" 1997

JM Family Enterprises "African-American Achiever" in Education 1997

Progressive Officers Club, Citizen of the Year 1997

Sigma Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., "Citizen of the Year" 1997

American Red Cross, Greater Miami Chapter, Spectrum Award For Women, Community Service Award 1996

Dade County Public Schools Region III, Principal of the Year 1996

Phi Beta Sorority Inc., Alpha Gamma Chapter "Outstanding Citizens" Award 1996

South Florida Black Journalist Kuumba Award 1994

National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Club Inc., South Florida Club, Education Award for Distinguished Service in the Field of Education 1993

National Forum for Black Public Administrators, Education Award for Distinguished Service in the Field of Education 1993

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., Outstanding Community Service 1993

Dade County Association for Counseling and Development, Administrator for the Year 1992

National Association of Counties, Achievement Award for Project Attendance 1992

Chapter 1 Principal of the Year 1991

OCTA DCHUD Outstanding Cooperation and Support 1989-1990

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