Broward County Commissioner Dale V.C. Holness joins Gov. Rick Scott on the first day of the Team Florida Trade Mission to Bogota, Colombia, December 2-5. As a result of the successful inbound trade mission and official visit from 13 Colombian mayors and business owners to Broward County July 9-13, 2012, the Broward County Commission approved Commissioner Holness to represent Broward County. The Governorâ€™s mission includes networking events, one-on-one business matchmaking and meetings with U.S. Ambassador Michael McKinley, Vice Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism Gabriel Duque and President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos.
Commissioner Jean Monestime, joined by nearly 100 volunteers and employees from various county agencies, conducted a large-scale community clean-up in District 2 on Saturday, December 1, 2012.During the first-ever â€œClean-Up, Green-Upâ€ community event, houses were rehabilitated, vacant lots were cleared, more than 130 trees were planted, Arcola Park was beautified, and an unsafe structure was demolished. The event targeted the areas from N.W. 7 Avenue to N.W. 17 Avenue and from N.W. 79 Street to N.W. 103 Street.
The National Black Caucus of State Legislators: WHAT: The National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL) will hold a press conference to officially kick off its 36th Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. This yearâ€™s conference theme â€œLeading a United Front â€“ Diverse Not Divided,â€ underscores NBCSL's commitment to the spirit of unity and collaboration, supporting President Barack Obama and the U.S. Congress. Over 500 legislators are expected to be in attendance. Maryland residents will also share a personal testimony of tragedy and triumph, and how NBCSL policy efforts helped to pass state legislation benefitting families and communities across the country. WHEN:
In one of the quickest change acts since Clark Kent became Superman inside a phone booth, Republican political and opinion leaders now champion immigration reform. The reason is obvious.