Vice Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson joined (second to left), left to right, Francois Guillaume II, Consul General of Haiti, Regine Chevalier and Miami-Dade County District 2 Commissioner Jean Monestime at the closing ceremonies of the Haitian Heritage Cultural Month festivities held at the City of North Miami Beach McDonald Theatre, 17051 NE 19th Avenue, in North Miami Beach on May 29, 2012. The event was co-sponsored by Commissioner Monestime and the City of North Miami Beach. 
Dear Friends:Week 6 of the 2010 Legislative Session will be remembered for a very long time. The week concluded with an historical debate that lasted over 12 hours on the controversial educational personnel bill, SB 6 which addresses pay plan for teachers based on students’ performance. This bill was not good for teachers, children and parents. Teachers are important to Florida’s economy and are entrusted to produce the best and brightest members of society.
Declares State of Commission District is ‘Greatly Improving’ Redevelopment and public investment is beginning to bear fruit for the residents of one of Miami-Dade County’s long-overlooked areas, according to County Commissioner Jean Monestime, District 2. Pointing to the creation of the 79th Street Community Redevelopment Agency, park improvements and new roadway projects in North Central Miami-Dade County, Monestime said the state of his predominantly Black commission district is “greatly improving” since he took office 18 months ago.
At the urging of neighborhood residents, Alison Austin has accepted the challenge and thrown her hat into the ring for the City of Miami District 5 Commission Seat. “I am accepting this challenge and choosing to organize a campaign to represent District 5 because of the community’s confidence in me, my skills, vision, knowledge and ability,” said Austin.
May is Haitian Heritage Month and Dotie in Miami took a minute to reflect on the importance of this campaign and what it means to the Haitian-American community. I volunteer for President Obama whenever I can. I’ve done voter registrations in the past, and now we’re planning a community event in North Miami for the Haitian-American community to get fired up for this November.