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Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust (MDEAT) and the Honorable Commissioner Jean Monestime, District 2, recently hosted the Poinciana Industrial Park Area Plan Report Presentation Community Meeting at the Arcola Lakes Branch Library.
Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi announced today the appointment of Representative Frederica Wilson (FL-17) to the U.S. House Education and the Workforce Committee for the upcoming 113th Congress.  The Education and the Workforce Committee oversees programs that affect hundreds of millions of Americans, from school teachers and small business owners to students and retirees, and works to strengthen America’s schools and workforce. “As a former teacher, principal, school board member, and state legislator with an expertise in education policy, I look forward to being a strong voice on the Committee and making significant contributions to our nation’s education and economic policies,” said Rep. Wilson.
On December 16th, Commissioner Diaz, dressed as Santa brought some holiday cheer to the children at the Miami Children’s Hospital’s Hematology-Oncology Center that are undergoing treatment for cancer and were unable to attend their annual holiday party at the Miami Seaquarium.
Vice Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson marked the holiday season with a salute to "Unsung Heroes of District 3" at the Miami-Dade County Commission meeting Dec. 18, 2012 at Commission chambers, 11 N.W. 1 St., Miami.  Vice Chairwoman Edmonson presented proclamations to Susana Baker, founder of the Wynwood-Design District and Midtown Experience, for her efforts to promote businesses and artists in Wynwood; to Helen Viviand, a long-time volunteer at Unity on the Bay in Edgewater and founder and leader of Angels Everywhere which distributes toys and backpacks to needy children; and to Cuthbert Harewood, resident and businessman, who is helping to revitalize N.W. 18th Avenue in Liberty City and feeds homeless and senior citizens.
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