Seated (L-R): Coral Gables Commissioner Jeannett Slesnick, UM Board of Trustees Chair Richard Fain, UM President Julio Frenk, Coral Gables Mayor Jim Cason, UM Trustee Arthur Hertz, and Coral Gables Commissioner Pat Keon. Standing (L-R): Coral Gables City Manager Cathy Swanson-Rivenbark, Coral Gables City Attorney Craig Leen, Coral Gables Commissioner Vince Lago, UM Trustee Charles Cobb, Coral Gables Vice Mayor Frank Quesada, UM Trustee Ed Williamson, UM Trustee Manny Kadre, Coral Gables City Clerk Walter Foeman, and UM Trustee Arva Moore Parks. Photo courtesy of the University of Miami.
The City of Coral Gables and the University of Miami held their annual joint Development Agreement meeting on January 12 at the Coral Gables Adult Activity Center. This was the sixth meeting held since both organizations reached a 20-year development agreement in 2010 that guides the school's growth and extends cultural, athletic, and academic programming to city residents. Representatives from both organizations praised their mutual efforts to work collaboratively with a common goal of being the best city and best university in the U.S.