Amanda Meyers is a Deputy Director of the Community Security Organization. Amanda has a lengthy background in public policy, community relations and government affairs.Mrs. Meyers comes to us with six years of experience in the homeland security grant, otherwise known as the NSGP (Nonprofit Security Grant Program).
In this capacity, she served as the Miami-based community liaison to the State and quickly became a national expert providing guidance to those hoping to obtain this grant. As Deputy Director of the CSO, one of Amanda’s main objectives will be to assist you with completing and submitting a strong NSGP application.Beyond the grants, she has worked to monitor, interpret and measure community response to a broad range of domestic and international issues focused on the pursuit of ensuring the safety and security of Jews worldwide, and has assisted in developing organizational responses to those issues.
Amanda is well-versed in the development and management of programs, including agenda planning and execution, development of educational materials and notes, recruitment of speakers and attendees, and preparation of promotional materials.
Further she has proven to be an asset in providing research, information, technical assistance and guidance on a broad array of domestic and international issues for community education, engagement and mobilization. Her research skills were polished over the years she spent in academic life at the rigorous School of International Relations at the University of Southern California and then in her graduate studies at Florida International University’s School of International and Public Policy.
With a wide grasp of international historic and current events, her regional proficiency is in the Middle East, North Africa and South East Asia. Amanda’s knowledge base and research skills led her to positions that included lobbying, working as a legislative staffer, assisting several elected officials, working with a polling firm and providing expertise to special interest groups including Jewish organizations.
In her work, she sought to ensure a positive image for those public officials and interest groups she served through the use of social media, surveys (to guage community perspective and response), connecting with media outlets, writing and editing newsletters, public speaking engagements and being available to the community to listen to and assist them with their concerns. During her time serving elected officials and special interest groups, she contributed to and drafted legislation from local to international issues and wrote resolutions and proclamations. Further, she developed a knack for reevaluating current policy and proposing new, innovative policies. Perhaps most importantly, she has been lead staff in several legislative and professional capacities as an advisor on security-related issues.
Amanda has worked with and monitored media outlets to ensure that the Jewish public agenda is appropriately and accurately covered. She also has a strong background in social media outreach to the community. Amanda is experienced in creating issues briefings and alerts for the community; assisting in the planning and staffing of community-wide events; facilitating grant-writing and grant writing workshops; engaging volunteers in programs and develop relationships with individuals and organizations in the Jewish community and beyond.
With a passion for Jewish culture, Jewish Identity, International and Middle East politics, public policy and community outreach, Amanda has shown a tremendous capacity in understanding the issues at hand here in Florida, in Israel and around the Jewish world.
Please feel free to contact Amanda (firstname.lastname@example.org or 305-993-9303) for any questions. She will be delighted to speak and/or meet with you.