Shannon del Prado was elected to Council Seat 3 in 2020. She is a lawyer and a founding partner at Pita Weber Del Prado, where she continues to practice. In 2016-2017, Councilmember Del Prado served as the President of the Miami-Dade Trial Lawyers Association - the first woman in over 30 years to hold that title and the first Hispanic woman in the organization’s history. Before becoming a lawyer, she served at the U.S. Department of Justice where she worked on police
force professionalization in Latin America and the Caribbean. Councilmember Del Prado has a long history of volunteerism in the community including two years on the Pinecrest Zoning Board, the past Vice President of the Palmetto High PTSA and past treasurer, Co-Chair of the Palmetto Elementary Science Task Force, Board Member of the Palmetto Elementary Act Committee, Habitat for Humanity, Girl Scout Troop Leader, and fundraising and volunteer efforts for the Chapman Partnership for the Homeless. She and her husband have organized six South Florida Medical Teams that have performed surgeries for the disadvantaged in Peru.