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Ten firms apply for Pinecrest village attorney

Pinecrest Village Council members will review applications for a new village attorney with hopes of selecting a candidate by September.

Cynthia A. Everett, the village attorney of 14 years, has accepted a position as city attorney for Fort Lauderdale.

Council members advertised a Request for Qualifications on the village’s website throughout the month of June and early July, and they received responses from 10 firms. A panel of five will start the review process the week of July 29.

Panel members include the village manager, village clerk, planning director, and two Pinecrest residents who are attorneys. They will forward a shortened list to council members for final interviews. The process is set to be on going through August.

In a recent village council meeting, Mayor Cindy Lerner acknowledged Everett’s dedication to the village by proclaiming July 16 as Cynthia A. Everett Day. In 1999, Everett began her service in Pinecrest after representing the city of Opa-Locka.

The following firms submitted proposals: Alvarez Carbonell Feltman & Da Silva; Carmen Rodriguez; Gray Robinson; John Hearn and Figueredo & Boutsis; Kelley Kronenberg; Lydecker Diaz; Rafael Suarez-Rivas; Robert L. Switkes & Associates; Tew Cardenas; and Weiss Serota Helfman Pastoriza Cole Boniske.

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