The Broward County Commission has adopted the legal descriptions for a new Commission District map, which is now available online. The new map is based on the 2010 Census and balances the population within each of the nine Commission districts. In the event that a resident does not know their district, the commission district locator may be used to identify the district and County Commissioner. Steven Cernak is New Chief Executive/Port Director at Port Everglades Port Everglades welcomed new Chief Executive/Port Director Steven Cernak to the South Florida seaport. Cernak replaces Phillip C. Allen, who recently retired after leading Port Everglades since 2006. Cernak previously served as the port director and chief executive officer for the Port of Galveston, Texas, since 1999.
History Miami Board of Trustees announced today that Robert McCammon is leaving his position as President/CEO, effective September 30, 2012. During his tenure, McCammon has overseen the rebranding of HistoryMiami, the public opening of the archaeological site known as the Miami Circle®, the Certification as a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate, fundraising for an offsite collections facility, and secured the Miami Art Museum facility for future expansion.
Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez is pleased to announce the launch of the Miami-Dade Commercial Rebate Program. With $1,000,000 in federal funds available through the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program, rebates are available to Miami-Dade businesses for the purchase of certain ENERGY STAR® appliances and equipment. Rebates are available to Miami-Dade County businesses, on a first-come, first-served basis, by applying to become certified through the Green Business Certification Program. The rebate amount will be determined on a case-by-case basis, and is not to exceed $10,000 per application. Detailed information on the rebate program and its application process is available at, by clicking on the Green Business Rebates tab.
The Miami-Dade Public Library System is seeking a dynamic and engaging Young Adult author to be its2012 Young Adult Writer-in-Residence. The 2012 Young Adult Writer-in-Residence program is designed to encourage teens, 12-18, in the creative writing process during a three-month residency which will run from September through November 2012. The program is made possible through the generous support of the Knight Foundation. The selected author will mentor 20 teens and develop and present workshops to help them develop their writing skills and provide critique and feedback on short stories, poems, plays and novels which will be submitted online. To be eligible, applicants must be a U.S. citizen, have professionally published at least two young adult fiction books, have experience in teaching, writing, mentoring or as a manuscript evaluator or editor. The selected author will be subject to an official background check.
For the 10th consecutive year, Miami-Dade Transit will celebrate Hispanic Heritage month with its award-winning Hispanic Heritage Tours, showcasing Miami’s rich Hispanic legacy. The free, narrated three-hour tours are offered in comfortable MDT buses that visit such sites as the Miami Sanctuary of Our Lady of Charity and Miami’s historic Little Havana.