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For Immediate Release:
February 17, 2015
Media Contact:
Griselle Marino
gmarino@miamidade.gov
786-473-9029

Chairman Monestime's statement on the passing of Community Activist Georgia Jones Ayers


(MIAMI-DADE, FL) – “On behalf of the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners, we wish to express our sorrow at the news of the death of beloved District 2 resident and longtime Community Activist Georgia Jones Ayers. Ms. Ayers will always be remembered for founding the Alternatives Program, which helps first-time offenders stay out of prison and offers post-release job placement so that they can have a second chance at life. The program, hailed as a model, has impacted hundreds of lives throughout Miami-Dade County and allowed many of them to become productive citizens of our community. To her family, we pray the love of God enfolds you during your time of grief with the knowledge that she will now rest in eternal life and her legacy on earth will live on.”

– Chairman Jean Monestime, Board of County Commissioners