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Ms. Laura Rosa Corry

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Intergov and Comm Outreach Repres...

Phone: (561) ***-****  
South Florida Water Management District
3301 Gun Club Road
West Palm Beach , Florida 33406
United States

Company Description: The South Florida Water Management District is a regional, governmental agency that oversees the water resources in the southern half of the state - 16 counties...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Bachelor of Science degree , Broadcasting
    University of Florida
  • John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University's Women and Public Policy Program
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Board Members | Vita Nova, 27 Feb 2013 [cached]
Laura Corry
Laura Corry
Laura Corry has settled in Palm Beach County by way of Havana Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, El Salvador, and Caracas Venezuela. She has more than 18 years of experience working to communicate complex environmental and technical issues to some very targeted audiences. As the Lead Intergovernmental Representative for the South Florida Water Management District, she is responsible for establishing and maintaining cooperative partnerships with key individuals and groups in Palm Beach County. aura has been recognized on numerous occasions for her successful involvement in numerous Hispanic and non-Hispanic organizations and is a Lifetime Board Member of the Latin Chamber of Commerce of Broward County. n 2002 and again in 2005, Laura was appointed by then Florida Governor Jeb Bush, as a Commissioner of Volunteer Florida, the Florida Commission on community service.
Sun-Sentinel: News Local, 5 Sept 2002 [cached]
Laura Corry hopes her recent appointment as board member of Volunteer Florida!, the Florida Commission on Community Service, will help encourage more Hispanics to become involved in volunteer service.
She also wants to make sure Hispanic groups throughout the state receive their share of volunteer services.
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Corry brings a diverse and activist background in South Florida to her appointment.She is past chairwoman of the Latin Chamber of Commerce of Broward County, and a member of the Hollywood Beach Latin Festival, Southwest Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida and U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
She also is chairwoman of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County and a former participant in the National Hispana Leadership Institute.
"[Corry] makes things happen," said fellow Volunteer Florida! board member Maria Sanjuan, of Hallandale Beach.
Corry, who works for the South Florida Water Management District as Hispanic Outreach program manager, began her two-year term in April.She succeeded Adriana Comellas-Macretti, who moved out of the state.
As a commissioner, Corry will help determine which community agencies are awarded grants to operate AmeriCorps projects.In addition, she will assist in overseeing the administration of AmeriCorps and other national and community service projects.
"I want to strengthen our state's commitment to voluntary service," she said."I especially want to make sure that Hispanics are engaged in volunteerism."
The Florida Legislature established the commission in 1994 to promote volunteerism and service by state residents.The organization is directed by a bipartisan board that is appointed by the governor.
Highlighting its work through AmeriCorps and the state's Point of Light Awards, Corry said the commission has been very successful in raising up volunteers and providing voluntary services to organizations.
"I want to make sure that voluntary programs serve the Hispanic community," she said."Every group should get their fair share of the pie."
Corry, who was born in Cuba but raised in Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador and Venezuela, is familiar with the state's growing Hispanic population.
"My position with the water management district involves educating the Hispanic community about the environmental issues related to our water."
She said she speaks regularly to leadership groups, schools, civic organizations and on the radio from Orlando to Key West, Fort Pierce to Fort Myers."I put about 33,000 miles on my car every year," she said.
But Corry is encouraged by the response to water issues from the state's Hispanic population.
"Many of them come from countries where there isn't much environmental awareness," she said."But I find that when those issues are brought to their attention, they want to be informed and engaged."
Now, Curry plans on bringing her experiences in raising environmental awareness to the task of motivating Hispanic residents to reach out and serve their fellow citizens.
"If they are given direction, they are responsive," she said.
Laura Corry ..., 26 May 2008 [cached]
Laura Corry
Laura Corry
Laura Rosa Hernandez Corry has, for over 17 years, worked to communicate complex environmental and technical issues clearly and effectively to general as well as very targeted audiences.One of the most effective communications strategies she has found has been to form strong, long-lasting and mutually beneficial partnerships with communities and community leaders.
Ms. Corry, as the Lead Intergovernmental Represesentative for the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD), is responsible for establishing, leading and maintaining positive relationships and cooperative partnerships with key external individuals and groups (i.e. elected officials, community leaders and constituency, and other government agencies, such as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) in the region.
Ms. Corry earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcasting with a minor in Business Administration from the University of Florida in 1982.She has also continued her education by attending the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University's Women and Public Policy Program; Center for Creative Leadership in North Carolina, Universidad Internacional Menendez Pelayo in Santander, Spain, Hispanic Leadership Training Program in Miami, and Leadership Palm Beach County.
In January 1999, Ms. Corry was one of 25 Hispanic women leaders nation-wide selected to participate in the National Hispana Leadership Institute.The Institute selects women of integrity who have demonstrated the potential to move into greater leadership roles and are interested in impacting local and national issues.In June 1999, she was also one of 15 Hispanic Leaders selected nation-wide by the Spanish Embassy in Washington, D.C. to participate in a networking and trade mission to Spain.
In 2000, she was elected the first woman President of the Latin Chamber of Commerce of Broward County and now is a Lifetime Board Member.She is also involved with numerous other Hispanic and non-Hispanic organizations, including: Past Chair of Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County; Committee Member of the Small Business Enterprise Advisory Committee of Palm Beach County; Committee Member of the Nominating Committee of the City of West Palm Beach; Board Member of the Community Alliance of Palm Beach County; Trustee of Columbia Hospital in West Palm Beach; Board Member of Family Central, Inc.; Board Member of Girl Scouts of Palm Glades Council, Inc.; Secretary of Aspira of Florida; and Chair of Aspira of Palm Beach County.Ms. Corry also received a proclamation from the Broward County Commission making March 5, 2000, Laura R. H. Corry Appreciation Day.
In 2002, Ms. Corry was appointed by Governor Jeb Bush as a Commissioner of Volunteer Florida, the Governor's Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service.
In 2004, Ms. Corry was honored as a Women of Distinction for Palm Beach County by the March of Dimes and in 2006 she was honored as a First Lady of Broward.
Team NCPA: Working to Save Social Security, 10 Aug 2007 [cached]
Laura R. H. Corry
Laura R. H. Corry was born in Havana, Cuba.She was raised in the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Miami, El Salvador and graduated high school in Caracas, Venezuela.
Laura Corry Lead ..., 12 Nov 2014 [cached]
Laura Corry Lead Communications Specialist
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