Grecia Rivas-Smith is the wife of a law enforcement officer, a mother of two school-aged children, and a proud Navy veteran. Grecia served on active duty for 5 years while stationed in Yokosuka, Japan aboard the USS George Washington (CVN 73) and COMFLEACT Yokosuka, and received an honorable discharge from the military in 2016 after having achieved the rank of Second Class Petty Officer, Aviation Warfare Specialist. Grecia has since earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and is a current graduate student pursuing her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Nova Southeastern University. In addition to her work experience in local government, she is also a graduate of the 2019 Oakland Park Local Government Academy, a volunteer with the City of Oakland Park Volunteer Corps, is an advocate for mental health awareness, and is passionate about community-involvement and volunteerism. Grecia is an energetic visionary with community-driven solutions in mind.
What will you do for the City of Oakland Park? Why should Oakland Park Residents vote for you?
As City Commissioner, Grecia will focus her efforts on strengthening police-community relations and increasing public safety education ensuring the safety and security of all residents and businesses in Oakland Park. She will focus her efforts on achieving sustainable economic growth and increasing opportunities for small business development by expanding small business resources and government incentives within the business community. Further, Grecia will protect the values of our community through civic engagement by increasing transparency, helping residents gain a better understanding of community needs, and ultimately, bridging the gap between the community and local government. Oakland Park residents should vote for Grecia because like her, they are community stakeholders. Grecia considers herself as only one part of the whole and believes that together, we can shape the future of Oakland Park and create a safer and more desirable community to live, work, and play.
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