About Lubby Navarro
HONORABLE LUBBY NAVARRO, SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER, DISTRICT 7, was appointed by Governor Rick Scott on February 13, 2015 to fill the vacant seat representing District 7. Ms. Navarro was sworn-in as the School Board Member for District 7 on February 20, 2015. Subsequently, Ms. Navarro was elected on August 30, 2016 to continue to serve on the School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, for a four year term, representing District 7.
Ms. Navarro, was born in Havana, Cuba and has been a resident of Miami for more than 30 years. She has resided in the South Dade area of Miami-Dade County for more than 18 years.
Ms. Navarro is a graduate of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, having attended South Hialeah Elementary School, Miami Springs Middle School and Miami Springs Senior High School. She continued her post-secondary education at Florida International University where she graduated with a degree in Political Science. She is also the mother of a high school student enrolled in Miami-Dade County Public Schools.
Ms. Navarro’s more than 20-year career in public service began in 1995 with her employment in the Florida State Senate and the Florida House of Representatives, where she served as a legislative assistant to several members of the Florida Legislature, including the Chair of the House Appropriations Committee between 2000 and 2002. During her time in Tallahassee, she worked on key legislation, appropriations requests, and constituent matters for member districts throughout Miami-Dade County.
In 2002, Ms. Navarro came to work at Miami-Dade County Public Schools as an administrative assistant to the School Board Chair. She was responsible for assisting in the development of School Board agenda items pertaining to education policy and meeting with parents and community members on educational issues. In 2005, she was promoted to the Office of Governmental Affairs and Land Use Policy, where she assisted in the development of the School Board’s Five-Year Capital Plan and coordinated the preparation of sites to be considered by the District’s Site Selection Committee for future educational facilities.
In 2007, she went to work for Miami-Dade County as a legislative assistant to the Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners, overseeing legislation development and coordinating related county departmental matters for the Commission Chair. From 2009 to 2011, she worked for the county’s Planning and Zoning Department, coordinating the department’s legislative affairs for the county’s ten community councils and the Board of County Commissioners’ zoning meetings. She was also responsible for overseeing the support staff for over 70 elected and appointed community members of the county’s community councils.
In 2011, she returned to work at Miami-Dade County Public Schools, where she was appointed to serve as the Director for the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, Grants Administration and Community Engagement, and subsequently promoted to the position of Executive Director, helping to develop and advocate the Board’s legislative program at the state and federal levels. She also served as liaison for the District’s Education Compact partnerships with municipalities, assisted in the development of intergovernmental agreements, and worked to bring additional resources to benefit students through these collaborations and other grant programs under her portfolio in the District.
Ms. Navarro also previously served as a public official, where she served as a Council Member of the Miami-Dade County Community Council Board 14 (Redland), representing Sub Area 142. She was also appointed by Miami-Dade County to serve on the county’s Municipal Advisory Committee, South Study Area A, where she served as the Vice-Chair of the committee overseeing the feasibility of establishing a municipality in the unincorporated area of South Dade.
Ms. Navarro also has broad community and civic engagement experience through her involvement in various organizations. These include: the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, where she graduated from the Leadership Miami Program, Class of 2005-2006; State of Florida’s Miami River Commission from January 2007 to January 2009, as the designee of the Miami-Dade County Commissioner for District 5; the Miami-Dade County Redland Zoning Appeals Board; the City of Miami Gardens Excellence in Education Council Board of Directors; the South Florida Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Miami Walk Committee, since 2013; and the Executive Committee of the American Cancer Society, South Florida Chapter, for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in 2012. In 2015, she was appointed by the Junior League of Miami to serve as a member the Community Advisory Board. Ms. Navarro is also a graduate of the Class V Leaders of Excellence of the Good Government Initiative at the University of Miami.
Ms. Navarro was appointed by the Mayor’s Office of Miami-Dade County to serve as the lead administrator overseeing the county’s United States Census 2010 Complete Count Committee, responsible for coordinating a community-wide, grassroots awareness and outreach plan to ensure that all county residents were counted. In 2010, she was appointed by the Mayor of Miami-Dade County to serve on the Miami-Dade County United Way Leadership Cabinet Committee, and also served as member of the City of North Miami’s Haitian Earthquake Task Force.
Ms. Navarro serves as an active member of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, United States Homeland Security, Seventh Coast Guard District, Division 6, Flotilla 65 in South Dade, where she serves as the Public Affairs Officer. In September 2014, she was also appointed by United States Senator Marco Rubio to the Military Service Academy Nomination Board and was subsequently reappointed in 2015 and 2016.