Lady Myra Taylor now serves as Mayor of the City of Opa-locka, Florida
(2010), and has been a dedicated public servant since 1996. She is a business woman, entrepreneur in Pre-School education, community and religious leader which earned her a Doctorate Degree in Theology.
Lady Taylor is wife, mother of 8 children, grandmother, and pastor's wife to Bishop John H. Taylor for over 40 years. Together they founded a 5-acre full service educational campus for children and adults in the City of Opa-locka - the campus street is named in its honor.
Lady Taylor has earned many awards and recognitions, and has accomplished many achievements which includes being named one of the Top 50 Influential People in South Florida by Legacy Magazine; a Charter member and first female president of the Opa-locka Rotary Club
International; Board member of the National Conference of Black Mayors; Board member of the Miami-Dade County League of Cities; Chaplin of the Florida Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials; Secretary of the African-American Council of Christian Clergy; Executive Director of the Bishops Assembly of South Florida, Inc.; and Founder of the Opa-locka Women's Initiative - just to name a few.
In January 2014, Mayor Taylor introduced and is the driving force behind the "Vision" for the future generations of the City of Opa-locka. This Vision includes an Urgent Care Center (the city's own emergency room), building a new City Hall Complex (a home of our own), the restoration of our Historical City Hall (to preserve our history), building a Gateway (a digital informational structure), and Annexation (broadening our territory/extending our borders).
In addition, Lady Taylor serves as a role model for the young and young at heart, a mentor, and motivational public speaker.
If asked to describe herself, Lady Myra Taylor, Mayor would simply say -
“ I am an Ambassador of Christ and servant of the people”