City of Miami Gardens – Strategies for progress

City of Miami Gardens – Strategies for progress

Recently, we have experienced a number of violent crimes. These senseless acts of violence have forced us to prematurely say goodbye to some of the most innocent and kind among us. While extraordinarily bad things have occurred, we are not bad people and Miami Gardens is not a bad place. We are the same city […]

City Students Forge Cultural and Educational Bonds in West Africa

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What did you do this Summer? For Miami Gardens’ students Dawn Millings and Gerre Barnwell, the answer might sound something like this: ‘We traveled and we experienced adventure, foreign lands, cultural exposure and now have a greater appreciation for African heritage.’ The two students joined City of Miami Gardens Councilman Dr. Erhabor Ighodaro for an […]

We’re All Heading Toward the Same Goal

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On any given day, shortly after 5 a.m. you’ll probably find Vernita Nelson along with several female friends and her trusty dog, Lola out for a jog to kickstart the day before getting her husband and children set for their day ahead. But by 9 a.m. Nelson’s focus has shifted to her second family: The […]

Creating Confidence and Trust – Miami Gardens’ Own Secretary of State

Ronetta Taylor, Miami Gardens City Clerk

Mark this down as a piece of City of Miami Gardens trivia: Who was the first official employee of the City upon incorporation in 2003? Answer: Ronetta Taylor who holds the title City Clerk. This month Taylor is being recognized for reaching her ten year milestone serving in the capacity. What exactly does the City […]

City Council Votes for No Tolerance Pledge

City Council Votes for No Tolerance Pledge

In a 7-0 unanimous vote, during the Wednesday, June 26th 2013 City Council Meeting, City of Miami Gardens Council members agreed to adopt a No Tolerance Pledge for the City and residents aimed at further reducing violence, illegal activities and promoting increased involvement in community programs. Sponsored by Councilwoman Felicia Robinson, Seat 4, the For […]

Councilman Harris Takes Part in Youth College Fair

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On June 1, 2013, City of Miami Gardens and Councilman Rodney Harris partnered with the Florida Circuit Court 11 to host a college fair day for South Florida youth. The fair provided high school students the opportunity to view college presentations, receive applications and earn community service hours. Why a college fair at this juncture? […]

Discovering Underwater Opportunities Introducing Youth to Scuba Diving

Less than fifty miles from the City of Miami Gardens sits one of the nation’s premier underwater diving locations; Biscayne National Park. Thanks to a multi-agency and cross-state partnership, Miami Gardens’ youth had the opportunity to explore scuba diving and related career fields during a hands-on presentation and in-pool demonstration by Youth Diving With a […]

Historic Enrico Dairy Farmhouse Hosts ‘Sensational You’ Employee Appreciation Event

Historic Enrico Dairy Farmhouse Hosts ‘Sensational You’ Employee Appreciation Event

Highlighting history, community legacy and employee pride, the City of Miami Gardens in June kicked off the first in a series of Sensational You Employee Appreciation events with a unique twist: spotlighting the famed Enrico Dairy Farmhouse in the heart of Miami Gardens, located at 18450 N.W. 12th Avenue. Designated on May 23, 2013 by […]

Carol City Edges Miami Jackson, 28-21, to win 6th Annual Miami Dolphins Academy 7-on-7 High School Football Tournament Presented by Under Armour and National Guard

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Carol City High narrowly edged Miami Jackson High, 28-21, in a thrilling match up that featured two of Dade County’s premier teams to win the 6th annual Miami Dolphins Academy 7-on-7 High School Football Tournament Presented by Under Armour and the National Guard at Sun Life Stadium. The Chiefs came up with a crucial 4th […]

New Chapters: Embarking Together

As The City of Miami Gardens celebrates its ten year anniversary; exciting years full of growth, change, experience and evolution from a newborn crawling, to a toddler “toddling” to a young child walking, this is perhaps a fitting time to talk about how much our lives are like novels. A compilation of stories made up […]

“Don’t Snitch”? If Not You, Then Who?

On December 16, 2007 the Miami Gardens Police Department became responsible for patrolling the streets of the City of Miami Gardens. What a proud moment in my life to be one of the “First 150”. Since that date, the Department has formed a bond with the community that has enabled us to reduce part one […]

Keeping our Kids Safe Miami Gardens Crossing Guards Honored

Keeping our Kids Safe Miami Gardens Crossing Guards Honored

Each and every morning and afternoon handful of dedicated City of Miami Gardens employees take to the streets to devote their time and attention to making sure our most valuable assets are kept safe – our children. Often times overlooked for their devotion and service, Crossing Guards play a vital role in the health of […]

Building Trust; Building Civic Pride

Building Trust; Building Civic Pride

“Know that change is inevitable.” Words of heartfelt advice to the leaders, residents and visitors to The City of Miami Gardens from the young city’s first Mayor, Shirley Gibson. As our community marks an historic birthday milestone – the 10 year anniversary of the creation of Miami Gardens, the woman who played a pivotal role […]

South Florida Landlords Beware

South Florida Landlords Beware

We hear it time and again – stories on the news about individuals taking advantage of the high number of foreclosed and/or vacant properties in South Florida and homes “for rent.” Time and again I share stories and information with my fellow South Floridians based on personal experiences (good and bad) that might, in some […]


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