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Commissioner Sola Honored by Miami-Dade County

Commissioner Louis E. Sola was honored by Miami-Dade County Board of Commissioners in recognition of his lifelong commitment to public service, his strong leadership in promoting policies benefitting a vibrant maritime economy, and his commitment to working closely with stakeholders in the Florida maritime industry.

Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava awarded the Key to the County to Commissioner Sola in a ceremony and proclaimed Tuesday, June 18, 2024 – Commissioner Louis E. Sola Day.

Expanding the competitiveness of the American maritime industry is a key policy objective of Commissioner Sola.  In his tenure on the Federal Maritime Commission, Commissioner Sola has focused on initiatives that ensure the continued vitality of the maritime industry.  He led Fact Finding 30, which identified commercial measures passenger cruise lines could adopt in response to COVID-19 that would allow them to resume commercial operations.  The recommended measures included promoting vaccines for non-US crew members.  More recently, Commissioner Sola has focused on the importance of embracing alternative marine fuels, such as liquified natural gas, to achieve meaningful carbon reductions in the maritime sector.

Commissioner Sola began his career in public service as a soldier, serving in the U.S. Army from 1986-1997.  He returned to public service in 2015 when he was appointed to the Florida Board of Pilot Commissioners.  His service on the Federal Maritime Commission commenced in January 2019 after being confirmed to his current position by the U.S. Senate.

Commissioner Louis E. Sola in a suit standing next to Mayor Daniella Levine Cava in a suit holding up an award

In the Photo L-R: Mayor Daniella Levine Cava and Commissioner Louis E. Sola