Seat #3

Current Term: November 2016 to November 2020
First Elected: November 1998
Lauderhill Resident: Since 1977

Personal Information

Born: July 6, Charleston, South Carolina

Education: MBA

Occupation: Commissioner


  • Daughter - Donya Bates-Cunningham
  • Son - Marcus R. Bates
  • Granchildren - Gabrielle, Kyndal and Jalen


  • Women in Municipal Government (WIMG), Past President
  • National League of Cities, Member
  • Florida League of Cities, Member
  • Broward Women's Alliance, Member
  • Florida Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials
  • National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials
  • Florida League of Cities, Commissioner of the Year
  • Broward League of Cities, Past President


  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.
  • South Florida Regional Planning Council
  • March of Dimes (Broward County)
  • Women of Distinction
  • Broward County Boys and Girls Club
  • Lauderhill's Women Club
  • Broward County Brownfield Taskforce
  • Lauderhill MLK Taskforce