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For Immediate Release:
June 17, 2015
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Trenae Floyd

Commissioner Jordan renames street in honor of devoted public servant

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

(MIAMI GARDENS, FL) – The Miami-Dade County 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. Recently, Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan joined City of Miami Gardens Mayor Oliver Gilbert, City of Opa-locka Mayor Myra Taylor, and other public officials as they paid tribute to this visionary, passionate advocate and inspiration to the community.

“Sylvia’s presence was felt in Opa-locka, Miami Gardens and throughout the northern part of Miami-Dade County,” Commissioner Jordan said. “She was always willing to help through social services or by volunteering in the community. She had a unique way of putting her personal stamp on everything.”

Commissioner Jordan presented Tifphanie Tucker, Daughtrey’s daughter, with a proclamation because of her mother’s service as the director of the Opa-locka Employment Assistance Center of Youth Co-Op, Inc., member of the Miami Community Board for the War on Poverty and as one who helped create 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. 

“Sylvia will definitely be missed,” Commissioner Jordan said. “Not only by me, but by everyone with whom she interacted.”