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(L-R) Alan Ojeda, Rilea Development Corporation (Carrfour's Chairman); Dr. Barbara Carey Shuler (former Miami-Dade County Commissioner); David Raymond, Miami-Dade Homeless Trust; Annetta Jenkins, Miami-Dade Housing and Community Development; Stephanie Berman, Pres/CEO, Carrfour Supportive Housing; Commissioner Audrey Edmonson, Miami-Dade County; Commissioner Richard Dunn, City of Miami; Monsignor Franklyn Casale, St. Thomas University (Board member).
District 3 will soon have another affordable housing project to provide assistance to low-income residents. On June 19, 2010, Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson and other Miami-Dade officials broke ground on the Dr. Barbara Carey-Shuler Manor in Liberty City. Former Miami-Dade commissioner Dr. Carey-Shuler was in attendance to celebrate the facility’s groundbreaking.

Broward Commissioner Kristin Jacobs is joined by the NFL, Miami Dolphins and City of Pompano Beach officials at "Plant It Forward" event in Weaver Park. Left to right are: Pompano Beach Mayor Lamar Fisher; an NFL vice president and former Miami Dolphin Nat Moore; Broward Commissioner Kristin Jacobs; Miami Dolphins Sr. Director Eric Knowles; Pompano Beach Woody Poitier; and an unidentified Dolphins' cheerleader.
Seventeen new trees now growing at Weaver Park in Pompano Beach symbolize the end of Super Bowl XLIV in South Florida and the beginning of Super Bowl XLV to take place in Arlington, Texas, in 2011.

The trees were planted by Broward County Commissioner Kristin Jacobs, members of the National Football League (NFL), the Miami Dolphins and Pompano Beach city officials on Monday. The "Plant It Forward" tree planting event marks the passing of the Super Bowl experience from region to the next and completes the final Super Bowl XLIV Urban Forestry project in Broward County.

Commissioner Edmonson (right) with Herta Holly, councilwoman of the Village of Miami Shores.
Homeowners facing financial hardship attended a free Foreclosure Prevention Clinic on June 8, 2010 at the Miami Shores Community Center. Miami-Dade County Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson, City of Miami Gardens Councilman Andre Williams, and the Village of Miami Shores organized the event to provide homeowners the opportunity to speak with their lenders or Neighborhood Housing Services specialists that can help save their homes or sell it through short sale rather than lose it to foreclosure.
ImageThe race for Leon County Commission has kicked up a notch with the recent entry of Nick Maddox. Mostly known for being a key leader on the Florida State Seminoles’ 1999 Championship team, Maddox hopes to bring much-needed change to our local government. “The incumbent in this race has been in office for 5,731 days. How much is too much? It’s time for new energy and a new voice,” said Maddox.