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(MIAMI, FL) – The Florida Association of Counties (FAC) presented Miami-Dade County Commissioner Heyman with the Presidential Advocacy Award during the 2016 FAC Annual Conference & Exposition in Orange County.  ”I love the challenges of working to make Miami-Dade County and all counties in Florida safer," said Commissioner Sally Heyman. "Public Safety remains a priority for me."
MIAMI – “It is with a heart full of sadness that I share in the collective shock of this community as we begin the process of accepting the passing of the Honourable Daisy Black, former Mayor of the Village of El Portal. My continuous prayers are with her beloved family and friends. Daisy, a true public servant and dedicated elected official, will be missed by so many. Her family and friends need our support and understanding and their privacy to reflect on their memories of one of South Florida’s finest civil rights leaders,” said Miami-Dade County Commissioner Audrey Edmonson.
Washington, D.C. — Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) recently visited Panamá and released the following statement: "The inauguration of the expanded Panamá Canal is the beginning of a new era for world trade. Goods will now be transported more efficiently around the globe meaning more opportunities for both producers and consumers, exporters and importers.
MIAMI, Fla. - Jason Pizzo, Democratic Candidate for State Senate District 38, released the following statement in response to House and Senate Democrats call to hold a special session on gun-related issues:
Mayor Black began her career in public service at the City of Miami in 1971, working as a Communications Operator and supervisor for the city's police and fire departments. Through her work at the Juvenile Justice Intake Center, Black witnessed the needs of children who lacked supervision in their lives. In 1981, Black transferred to the Miami Police Department's Community Relations/Crime Prevention Section. Her position as a Community Involvement Specialist/Organizer, put her at the center of many of the communities' tensions, and allowed her to forge enduring relationships with leaders in all of Miami-Dade's communities.
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