Miami Site Visit
July 15-17, 2002
Photo by Richard Johnson 
Miami-Dade Mayor Alex Penelas, and his wife Lilliam (center) join Joe Andrew, Democratic National Convention (DNC) Site Advisory Committee Co-Chair; Alice Huffman, DNC Site Advisory Committee Co-Chair; and Chris Korge, Local Host Committee Chair -- left-to-right -- at a welcome reception for the DNC Site Advisory Committee at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on July 15, 2002.  Greater Miami is one of four cities that have been invited to bid on the 2004 Democratic National Convention.  A successful visit could elevate Greater Miami's probability for its selection. 
2004 Democratic National Convention
Site Selection Committee Visit
July 15 - 17, 2002
Monday, July 15, 2002
Arrivals - Meet & Greet @ MIA
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Welcome Reception
Mandarin Oriental Miami
9:15 PM  Optional: Night Owl Club Tour or Return to host hotels
Tuesday, July 16, 2002
American Airlines Arena
8:45 AM-9:00 AM Sub-Committee Breakout Meetings
9:00 AM-9:45 AM Breakfast-Chivas Regal Club
10:00 AM  Plenary Session
Including welcome by Mayors Alex Penelas (Miami-Dade County), Manuel Diaz (City of Miami), David Dermer (City of Miami Beach); overview by Chris Korge; discussion on Greater Miami organized labor...
11:45 AM Lunch
Bongo's Cuban Cafe [at AA Arena]
1:15 PM Depart for Sub-Committee Sites:
-City Obligations-Miami Dade EOC HQ
-Hotel Selection-Watson Island for helicopter tour then hotels as directed
-Technology & Communications-BellSouth E-Center
-Convention Complex-onsite at AA Arena
7:00-8:00 PM Reception
Royal Palm Crowne Plaza
8:00-10:00 PM Dinner
Loews Miami Beach-Gaucho Room
10:00 PM Optional late night activities on South Beach [visits to 3 or 4 nightclubs]
Wednesday, July 17, 2002
8:30 AM Breakfast
Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

Copyright © 2002 Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action.