Chairman Jean Monestime joins Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson on Child Welfare Professionals Day
(MIAMI-DADE, FL) – Miami-Dade County Commission Chairman Jean Monestime will join Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) on Monday, May 11, 2015, at 11:00 a. m. to recognize and celebrate Child Welfare Professionals Recognition Day. The news conference will be held on the grounds of the Judge Seymour Gelber and Judge William E. Gladstone Miami-Dade Children’s Courthouse, located at 155 NW Third Street, Miami, FL.
Expected speakers include Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson, (FL-24), Miami Dade County Chairman Jean Monestime, State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle, Senator Dwight Bullard, Judge Cindy Lederman, and Judge Orlando Prescott. The Miami Marlins will also make a special presentation to child welfare professionals. Participation across the state will include the issuing of a proclamation by Governor Rick Scott, the Florida Association of Counties is asking its members to also issue proclamations and the Department of Children and Families will recognize the day through a social media campaign.
As a member of the Florida legislature, in 2008, Congresswoman Wilson sponsored the Child Welfare Professionals Recognition Day bill that was signed into law by former Governor Charlie Crist. The spirit of the bill was to ensure that the professionals who are entrusted with the well-being of our children get the appreciation they rightfully deserve.