The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce is proud to honor Representative Demi Busatta Cabrera as the 2022 Chamber Legislative Champion for her work as the House sponsor for a bill titled Statewide Flooding and Sea Level Rise Resilience, which established a statewide program to address flooding and sea-level rise. The bill was signed into law by Governor Ron DeSantis. The Chamber Legislative Champion Award is an annual honor recognizing one member of the Florida Legislature who has made a significant, positive impact on Miami’s business community. The Chamber presented the award to Rep. Demi Busatta Cabrera on Tuesday evening, as part of their three-day Tallahassee fly-in.
“Representative Demi Busatta Cabrera has been key to our state government’s focus on one of the most important issues to businesses: sea level rise,” said Alfred Sanchez, President & CEO of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. “Having a comprehensive statewide plan and annual, dedicated funding was a significant accomplishment that will certainly open the door to creative, innovative solutions and business opportunities. It’s a win-win, and Representative Demi Busatta Cabrera got it across the goal line!”
“Flood and sea-level rise mitigation have long been priorities of our Chamber,” stated Spencer Pylant, vice president of government affairs for the Greater Miami Chamber. “As more businesses, their employees and families move to Miami, it’s critical to invest long-term in a more-resilient infrastructure. Due to the passage of legislation and her consistent support of legislative priorities that are pro-business, the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce is proud to honor Rep. Demi Busatta Cabrera as our 2022 Chamber Legislative Champion.”
In 2020, the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce instituted the Chamber Legislative Champion Award to honor a member of the Florida Legislature who has made a significant positive impact on Miami’s business community. Representative Vance Aloupis was the Chamber’s first honoree in 2020 for his focus on education and workforce development, specifically district cost differential formula reform. Last year, the Chamber awarded Representative Nicholas X. Duran for sponsoring the bipartisan “Keep Our Graduates Working Act.” Busatta Cabrera is the third state lawmaker to receive this prestigious award.