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For Immediate Release:
March 14, 2012
Media Contact:
Margot Mankes-Goldstein


Commissioner Sally A. Heyman inducted into Florida Women of Achievement

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Sally A. Heyman was recently inducted into the Florida Women of Achievement gallery for 2011-2012.  Commissioner Heyman joins seven other women in this year’s induction.  The women selected by photographic artist Scherley Busch are Florida women who have helped shape the destiny of the State and the Nation.  Honorees have come from the fields of science, philanthropy, the arts, education, athletics, journalism, politics, law, business, environmentalism and aerospace. 

Commissioner Heyman was nominated because she is a strong supporter of human issues legislation, especially funding for social services; protection and care of women, children and vulnerable adults; protecting personal freedoms; affordable healthcare; and green-sustainability initiatives.  Commissioner Heyman in accepting her award stated, “I have been engaged in public service for almost fifty years and political office for over twenty years.  It’s a lifestyle commitment to giving back … making things better.”

“Women have successfully contributed to Florida’s development for decades, and many have remained unsung heroes,” said Commissioner Heyman. “It is a great honor to join these women who exemplify the best of our community.”

(L-R: Scherley Busch, Commissioner Sally A. Heyman, Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez)