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Vice-Chairman Jose “Pepe” Diaz (right) presents a Key to the County to Vice Admiral Homero Luis Lajara Sola of the Dominican Navy.
On Tuesday, June 22, Vice-Chairman Jose “Pepe” Diaz welcomed three Dominican Navy ships – the Didez Burgos, Tortuguero, and Orion – to the Port of Miami. The ships arrived at the Port’s Terminal J at 11:30 a.m. where Vice-Chairman Diaz waited with Port personnel to greet each ship’s crew. Upon their arrival, Vice-Chairman Diaz presented distinguished visitors’ certificates to each captain of the vessels.
Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado, Miami City Commissioner Richard Dunn and County Commissioner Audrey Edmonson hold up the poster for the "No More Stray Bullets" campaign. The poster features rap artist Pitbull and the message "One Bullet Kills the Party."
On Monday, June 28, Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson launched a new public awareness campaign to combat celebratory gunfire during the July 4th holiday at a press conference and rally held at Sherdavia Jenkins Peace Park, on NW 62 Street and NW 12 Avenue, in Miami. The park was named after Sherdavia Jenkins, a 9-year-old killed in 2006 from a stray bullet.
(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.