Students ranging in age from 15 to 18 years are the new faces at Miami-Dade County Hall as local leaders officially welcomed the group to the County's first Youth Commission. The commission, conceived by Commissioner Jordan, was developed to provide young residents an opportunity to learn and participate in County government by articulating the issues and needs of youth in the community.
Global Youth Service Day
Commissioner Jordan joined volunteers for Global Youth Service Day at County Village Park in northwest Miami-Dade County. Men and women, boys and girls helped with various projects including painting around the recreation center, landscaping, replenishing sand in the playground area, and general park clean-up.
Commissioner Jordan spearheaded the effort to rename the Arena State Plaza Metromover Station to the Wilkie D. Ferguson Jr. Station in honor of the first African American judge in the Dade County Circuit Court. The Metromover Station is next to the Wilkie D. Ferguson Jr. Federal Courthouse, which is also named in his honor.
Welcome to District 1
I am excited to be working with you as your District 1 representative and I continue to work tirelessly on your behalf. There is a lot going on in Miami-Dade County and I want you to be well-informed about everything that affects you.
Hundreds Turn Out for Free Jazz Concert
Jazz lovers turned out this past Friday for Commissioner Barbara Jordan’s Music in the Park series. The free jazz concert, which was scheduled to be held at Ives Estates Park, was moved to Dr. Michael Krop Senior High School’s gymnasium because of inclement weather.
Commission to urge Florida Legislature to hold line on Bright Futures Scholarships
With the cost of higher education constantly rising, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan is concerned about the affordability of college tuition. At today's Board of County Commission meeting, Commissioner Jordan garnered the support of her colleagues to urge the Florida House and Senate to revise its Bright Futures Scholarship ruling, which makes the qualifications for the funds more stringent.
Commissioner Jordan Makes Commitment to Drowning Prevention
Concerned about numerous bodies of water in Miami-Dade County, Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan pledged to prevent childhood drowning in the County by donating $5,000 to the City of Miami Gardens for swimming lessons.
Commissioner Jordan Books Time to Read to Pre-K and Elementary School Children
Excitement filled the air yesterday at North-Dade Regional Library, as Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan read from the pages of Say What? by Angela DiTerlizzi and Whose Chick Are You? by Nancy Tafuri.
Summer Youth Internship Initiative
Get a jump on your career by working in Commissioner Barbara Jordan’s Summer Youth Internship Initiative (SYII). Develop your skills in professional industries that include local government, auto sales, sports, retail, engineering, legal, and consulting firms.
Commissioner Jordan has formed strategic partnerships with key businesses in District 1. These businesses have made a commitment to nurture students who are interested in pursuing professional careers by providing paid internships. Through SYII, high school and collegiate students learn business etiquette, workforce operations and skills that will enhance their careers.
Since 2005, SYII has been a success for students and businesses. With SYII’s carefully crafted curriculum, the business community cultivates a stronger workforce and students learn valuable employee techniques.
Commissioner Jordan to Spearhead Guard Dog License Legislation
Continuing her quest to safeguard canines in Miami-Dade County, Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan will ask her colleagues to pass legislation to protect guard dogs.
Annual seniors Valentine’s Day dance attracts more than 450
Looking to relive their glory days dancing to the Hully Gully, Jerk and the Twist, senior citizens in Miami-Dade County got the opportunity to strut their stuff during Commissioner Barbara Jordan’s annual Seniors Valentine’s Day Dance at the Landmark auditorium in Northwest Miami-Dade County.
Save money on your prescriptions with discount card
In a joint effort between Miami-Dade and the National Association of Counties (NACo), Miami-Dade County launched a prescription discount card program to help residents save money on their medications. The free Miami-Dade County Prescription Discount Card can save you an average of 24% on prescriptions at participating pharmacies. There's no enrollment, no fee, and it's available at numerous County facilities near you. For more information, visit the program website or call 1-877-321-2652.
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