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Marc Morial congratulates Arva R. Rice on the awards given to the NYUL during the Centennial Conference
New York, NY – August 03, 2010 – Last week nearly 50 New York Urban Leaguers gathered to celebrate the Centennial of the National Urban League. The New York contingent included Young Professionals, NYUL staff, Board members and NYUL members. The group’s ambitious agenda included empowerment workshops, visiting the Centennial Exhibit and hearing from dynamic leaders including Marian Wright Edelman, Vernon Jordan, Hugh Price, John Jacobs, Marc Morial and President Barack Obama. We are pleased to inform you that during this week of celebration, the group had to add another item to its agenda – celebrating the recent successes of the New York Urban League.
Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado and Home Depot Representatives
On Wednesday morning, Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado joined by Commissioner Richard P. Dunn II and a representative from Miami-Dade County Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson’s office thanked Home Depot executives and construction industry representatives for partnering with the City to help Haiti. The generous contributions will aid in building an Emergency Operations / Community Center in Port- au- Prince.
Dennis Moss
On Wednesday, August 4, 2010, from 5:00pm to 9:00pm, the Office of Miami-Dade Chairman Dennis C. Moss, the Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust’s (MDEAT) Housing Advocacy Committee and several local nonprofit, lending and real estate agencies will join forces to host the first South Dade Housing Empowerment Symposium. The event is scheduled to take place at the South Dade Government Center located at 10710 SW 211 Street in Cutler Bay and is Free and open to the public.

ImageThe Consulate recently bade farewell to the former Deputy consul General, Mr. Kirk Francois, who assumed new duties in Caracas, Venezuela. The consulate has received three new officers to its ranks.

This is Mr. Garth Lamsee’s 3rd posting who replaces Mr. Francois as Deputy Consul General as he was recently transferred from Washington D.C. Accordingly, Mr. Lamsee brings a wealth of experience and ideas that we at the Consulate will rely on as we strive to implement the government’s agenda.