provided to The Santiva Chronicle
The Progressive Club of the Islands will feature Agriculture Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried in a virtual meeting at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13. Commissioner Fried will share her vision for Florida in 2021.
Fried, the state’s 12th Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services, is a lifelong Floridian, attorney, and passionate activist. Born and raised in Miami, Fried graduated from The University of Florida where she received her bachelor’s, master’s, and juris doctor degrees. While at the university, she served as student body president – the first woman to hold this position in nearly two decades.
As an attorney, Fried was head of the Felony Division at the Alachua County Public Defender’s Office, and worked in private practice in South Florida, defending homeowners against foreclosure during the 2007-2008 housing crisis.
Prior to being elected, Fried worked at law firms as a government consultant, advocating on behalf of clients before the Florida Legislature. In 2017, she formed her own firm to advocate in Tallahassee for at-risk children, the Broward County School Board, and for the expansion of patient access to medical marijuana.
Throughout her career, she has served with numerous organizations including University of Florida Board of Trustees, Florida Children First, Young Lawyers Board of Governors, and Legal Needs of Children Bar Committee. Fried is a member of Florida Blue Key, the oldest and most prestigious leadership honorary in Florida.
Attendees will hear Commissioner Fried’s plans for Florida, and what she sees happening in 2021. She will also tell Progressives what they need to do to win in Florida in 2022. This is an interactive meeting with time for questions.
Those interested in attending the meeting can email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the Zoom link, or watch live at www.facebook.com/pcisancap. For more information contact 239-994-3175 or email email@example.com.