Maria Alberro Menendez
So far, what’s your proudest accomplishment in 2019?
Completing a Federal Grant for Chronic Disease Management.
Valentines Day is in February. What do you “love” about your job?
I love working with people and finding innovative solutions to challenges. I strive to think “outside the box” to make the experiences with government better.
(Complete the sentence) Before I die I want to…
make a difference in the world. I want to get immensely involved with causes that impact people’s lives. Autism is an area of interest and I am currently exploring opportunities to get involved at the State and Federal Level.
10 Year Challenge! What were you doing in 2009? How did it help you reach your current position?
I was Interim City Manager at the City of Coral Gables. I worked for the City of Coral Gables for 31 years and another 5 years at the Village of Pinecrest. It enhanced my ability to run a government organization and learn to manage the political challenges.
(Complete the sentence) The first time I heard about ELGL was…
during a Florida City and County Management Association conference call related to Managers-in-Transition.
What question should we have asked? What’s the answer?
“Why have you chosen a career in Government?”
A passion for service, and trying to make a positive difference in people’s lives.