The Honorable Oliver Gilbert, Mayor of the City of Miami Gardens, delivered his first State of the City address Monday, May 13, 2013 to an audience of more than 300 including South Florida dignitaries, life-long City residents and television, radio and print media. Highlighting the success of the City of Miami Gardens, Mayor Gilbert outlined what he describes as a progressive and ambitious future as the community marks its 10th Anniversary.
Broward County is celebrating Haitian Heritage and Cultural Month in May with a variety of sponsored activities planned countywide. Broward County Commissioner Dale V.C. Holness, Haitian community leaders and members of the Community Access Center (CAC) invite the public to participate in these cultural celebrations. “We want to make sure Haitian people know that they are very much an important part of our community and we want to celebrate that. We must embrace our diversity in this nation, which I feel is our greatest strength,” said Commissioner Holness.
US Congressman Alan Grayson, (FL-09) presented six fair housing advocates each with a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition at the 2nd Annual Regional Fair Housing Summit held April 30 at The Florida Hotel and Conference Center in Orlando.Congressman Grayson honored these individuals who have taken positive action to foster diversity and eliminate housing discrimination in Florida. Congressional Recognition Certificates was presented to six individuals for making significant contributions that support the spirit and letter of Fair Housing laws which they have demonstrated through deeds, legislation, policies, or other means. Congressional Recognition Certificates was presented to the following individuals:
Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson was joined by City of Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado on May 3, 2013 in addressing seniors at Miami Northwestern Senior High School, 1100 N.W. 71 St., Miami at a "Mock DUI" staged by the Urban Drug Free Community Coalition, Urban League of Greater Miami, City of Miami Police and Fire departments, Miami-Dade County Police and Miami-Dade County School Police departments.  Commissioner Edmonson, Mayor Regalado and other speakers warned the seniors, many of whom will attend upcoming proms, about the dangers of drinking and driving under the motto, "Drinking and Driving is Dangerous, Deadly and Dumb."