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For Immediate Release:
July 07, 2014
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Alex Fernandez

Vice Chair Bell honors South Miami-Dade icon

Miami-Dade County Commission Vice Chair Lynda Bell, center, is joined (from left to right) by Cutler Bay Mayor Ed MacDougall, the late John Cosgrove’s daughter, Cutler Bay Vice Mayor Ernie Sochin, and Cutler Bay Councilwoman Peggy Bell at a ceremony to co-designate a street in Cosgrove’s honor.

(MIAMI-DADE, FL) – Miami-Dade County Commission Vice Chair Lynda Bell paid tribute to a South Miami-Dade County icon on July 4 by co-designating a street in his honor.

Vice Chair Bell was joined by Cutler Bay officials in unveiling a new street sign co-designating Eureka Drive between Old Cutler Road and U.S. 1 as “John F. Cosgrove Way.”

Cosgrove, who spent two decades in the state legislature and sat on numerous nonprofit and advisory boards, was instrumental in founding the Town of Cutler Bay, serving as its first mayor until his death in 2006. He is also credited with preventing a South Florida insurance disaster by spearheading legislation that kept private insurers from pulling out of the area after Hurricane Andrew.

“John’s service, generosity, and selflessness truly knew no bounds. He was an extraordinary human being who personified the meaning of public service and left a strong and lasting legacy,” said Vice Chair Bell, who sponsored the County Commission resolution that authorized the street co-designation.