Mr. Lawrence is now president of The Early Childhood Initiative Foundation and "University Scholar for Early Childhood Development and Readiness" at the University of Florida. Governor Charlie Christ named him to the Children's Cabinet in 2007. In 2002 he led the campaign for the Children's Trust, a dedicated source of early intervention and prevention funding for children in Miami-Dade and now serves as Chairman of the Trust.
Check the below link for more information on Mr. Lawrence's distinguished career.
Also of interest, an Aug. 5, 1998 New York Times article reported that "earlier this year [Mr. Lawrence] flirted with the idea of running for governor on the Democratic ticket". [Article: "Miami Herald Publisher Says He is Resigning." By Felicity Barringer, NYT, Aug. 5, 1998.]
Since 1996, the Tuesday Morning Breakfast Club has been gathering every Tuesday at 8:30AM at a local Miami Beach restaurant for informal, non-partisan discussions of issues - political, governmental, etc. It is not affiliated with any other organization. We are currently meeting at David's Cafe II, 1654 Meridian Ave., Miami Beach, between Lincoln Road Mall and Macy's (formerly Burdine's). There is plenty of parking at that hour in the adjacent municipal parking lot. One orders from the menu or simply has coffee. Guest speakers range across the political, governmental, business, and social issues spectrum. Sessions are open to everyone. Simply show up.
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INFO: Miami Beach "Mayor on the Move" scheduled for Monday, April 14, 6:00PM
Monday, April 14, 2008
Miami Beach Community Church
Drexel & Lincoln Road
"The meeting will be held in the auditorium. City staff will join the Mayor on this occasion to hear directly from the community."