Babak Movahedi, owner of MOVA lounge (formerly Halo) off Lincoln Road, has resigned from the Miami Beach LGBT Business Enhancement committee, which he chaired. The reason: Movahedi, an attorney, has been appointed a special master for Miami Beach.
Here’s the resignation letter Movahedi sent Tuesday to Miami Beach Mayor Matti Herrera Bower:
It is with a mixed feeling of joy and sadness that I write this letter of resignation effective at the conclusion of today’s meeting from the Miami Beach LGBT Business Enhancement Committee. Over the past two years, I have had the honor of serving as Chair of first, the Mayor’s LGBT Committee that, with your approval and that of the Commission became a standing committee in its current form. As a community, we have come a long way since you first became the Mayor and through your vision and commitment to our community, you have shown your unwavering support. On behalf of a grateful community, please accept my heartfelt thanks for your leadership. We have a long way to go and I know that the next chair will work closely with you and the Commission to fill the mission set out for the Committee.
As you know, I am humbled and honored to be appointed as a Special Master by the Chief Special Master and I look forward to serving Miami Beach in my new role.
Thank you again for your friendship and support.