City of Opa-locka Hosts Public Dedication and Codesignation Ceremony for Commissioner Barbara Jordan Way

OPA-LOCKA, Fl. —  Over one hundred public officials, community based organizations, and district one residents gathered to join Miami-Dade County Commission Vice Chairman Oliver G. Gilbert, III, City of Opa-locka Mayor Matthew Pigatt, Commissioner Joseph L. Kelley, Vice-Mayor Veronica Williams, and the City of Opa-locka City Commission for the Public Dedication and Codesignation Ceremony for Commissioner Barbara Jordan Way on March 24. 

pastwayPhoto Credit: Greg ReedCommissioner Jordan at one point became very emotional thanking the guests and reminiscing about her service.  She vowed to continue to be a stallworth for her community.   The portion of NW 37th Avenue from NW 135th Street to NW 151st Street was ceremonially named Commissioner Barbara Jordan Way.  To view the event in its entirety, please click hereCommissioner Jordan’s speech begins at 1:1:15.

The following individuals were on the program for the event: 

  • Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava
  • Miami-Dade County Commission Vice Chairman Oliver G. Gilbert, III
  • City of Opa-locka Mayor Matthew Pigatt
  • Commissioner Joseph L. Kelley
  • Vice-Mayor Veronica Williams
  • Florida City Mayor Otis Wallace
  • Former Chief of Staff for Commissioner Jordan Andre Ragin
  • Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Miami-Dade Aviation Department Lester Sola
  • Greater Miami Service Corps Board Member Lonnie Lawrence