South Miami's Mayor, Dr. Phillip Stoddard
The public service commitment of Democratic Municipal Officials ranges from part time volunteer public servants who may only receive a small stipend, or no stipend for their work, to those who serve full-time and are professionally compensated to serve in that capacity.
The range of careers from which DMOs hail is truly representative of America
are doctors, attorneys, small business owners, farmers, and veterinarians.
Today, we honor an educator and scientist who brings that expertise to bear as he
works to protect and improve the lives of his
Dr. Phillip Stoddard is a popular tenured professor in the Biological Sciences Department at Florida International University (FIU), a vibrant public research university.
is a broadly trained biological scientist, with specializations in animal behavior and neurobiology.
In 1992, he moved from Cornell University to FIU, where he teaches undergraduate biology courses, graduate courses, and directs doctoral students.
is active in faculty leadership on campus and is funded by the National Science Foundation
to study how dishonesty affects communication systems.
campaign website, Dr. Stoddard
science credentials as an environmental leader in his
"City of Pleasant Living.
serves on the Miami-Dade County League of Cities Energy
, Environment and Natural Resources Committee
Mayor Stoddard's spouse, Dr. Gray Read, a professor of Architecture chairs the South Miami Green Task Force
Mayor Stoddard is a fighter for safe, effective energy use that protects the public welfare.
According to Mayor Cindy Lerner (Pinecrest), our DMO Florida Chapter Chair, "Mayor Stoddard has brought in the Union of Concerned Scientists and environmental journalists to help our region focus on environmental and energy issues.