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Miami-Dade Community Action Agency honored the 2010 FACA Self-Sufficiency Award recipient, Assistant State Attorney Kionne L. McGhee and Volunteer of the Year Award recipient, CAA Board Member Ben Burton at the June 2010 Board Meeting. The Florida Association for Community Action established the Self-Sufficiency Award to honor and recognize achievements by individuals who, with the assistance of a Community Action Agency, have changed their lives and achieved economic independence. The FACA Self-Sufficiency Award represents what Community Action is all about, "Helping People and Changing Lives" turning their hopes and dreams into reality. The Agency nominated Attorney Kionne McGhee for this year's award and Ben Burton for the FACA Volunteer of the Year Award. Both nominees were recognized at the FACA Conference as the recipients of these respective awards.

United States (US) President, Barack Obama, shares a moment with Jamaica's first female Ambassador to the US, Her Excellency Audrey Marks in the Oval Office at the White House on Monday (June 28) after she presented her Letters of Credence to the President.
President of the United States (US), Barak Obama, has expressed strong support for the Jamaican Government and people and for the continued development of the "special relationship" that exists between the countries.

He was accepting Letters of Credence from Jamaica's first female Ambassador to the US, Audrey Marks, at the White House on Monday (June 28).

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.