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For Immediate Release:
June 12, 2015
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Trenae Floyd

Commissioner Jordan to rename street in honor of devoted public servant

Northwest 27th Court in Miami Gardens to become Sylvia L. Daughtrey Avenue

(MIAMI, FL) – The Board of County Commissioners and the Miami Gardens City Council have co-designated Northwest 27th Court between 191st and 199th streets as Sylvia L. Daughtrey Avenue in honor of Daughtrey’s contributions to Miami-Dade County and its residents.

On June 15, Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan will be joined by City of Miami Gardens Mayor Oliver Gilbert, City of Opa-locka Mayor Myra Taylor, and other public officials as they pay tribute to this visionary,  passionate advocate and inspiration to the community. The street dedication will take place at 10 a.m., in the parking lot of Aldi Food Store, 19100 NW 27th Avenue, in Miami Gardens.

“Sylvia was one of those unique angels who softened the hearts of Miami Gardens and Opa-locka’s toughest residents and cared for this county’s neediest,” Commissioner Jordan said. “Her grace and compassion will be sorely missed by me and the people living in the northern part of Miami-Dade County.”

Daughtrey served this community as the director of the Opa-locka Employment Assistance Center of Youth Co-Op, Inc. She was a member of the Miami Community Board for the War on Poverty and participated in creating the vision for the City of Miami Gardens’ master plan. For her commitment to Greater Miami, Daughtrey was honored by the Regional Collaboration on Violence and the Community Empowerment Team. A true believer in “teamwork makes the dream work,” Daughtrey sought partnerships with the South Florida Workforce Investment Board, Children’s Trust and United Way to successfully carry out her vision. 

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan
City of Miami Gardens Mayor Oliver Gilbert and
City of Opa-locka Mayor Myra Taylor
Officials to rename NW 27th Court, between 191st and 199th streets in honor of community advocate Sylvia Daughtrey
June 15, 2015, 10:00 a.m.
Aldi’s Food Store – Parking Lot
19100 NW 27th Avenue
Miami Gardens, FL 33056