File Name: OUNCE OF PREVENTION FUND OF FLORIDA, INC.
Agenda Date: 9/21/2010
Agenda Item Number: 1D1
SPECIAL PRESENTATION BY OUNCE OF PREVENTION FUND OF FLORIDA, INC. REGARDING THE FORMAL DESIGNATION OF THE MIAMI CHILDREN’S INITIATIVE, INC. BY THE STATE OF FLORIDA
Audrey M. Edmonson, Prime Sponsor
Board of County Commissioners
Commissioner Edmonson provided a historic overview of the Miami Children’s Initiative. She recognized and commended the Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida, Inc. representatives for their leadership and for the Miami Children’s Initiative designation. Commissioner Edmonson recognized Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida Program Director, Ms. Winifred P. Heggins, and members of the newly established Miami Children’s Initiative Board of Directors: Ms. Annie Niesman (phonetic), Dr. Lula Vernice Krosky (phonetic), Mr. Morris Copeland (phonetic), Mr. Cedric McMann (phonetic), Mr. Nathaniel Wilcox (phonetic), and Ms. Betty Key, Interim Project Director.
Ms. Winifred Heggins, Vice-President and Program Director, Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida, appeared before the Board and expressed appreciation to the Mayor, the BCC and the County Administration for their support during the past two-years. She presented the award declaring that the Miami Children’s Initiative had fulfilled all statutory requirements to become a Florida Children’s Initiative agency to Commissioner Edmonson.
Commissioner Edmonson also recognized Ms. Jacqui Colyer, Florida Department of Children and Families Regional Director and Ms. Irene Taylor-Wooten, former Assistant County Manager.
Commissioner Rolle expressed his appreciation for the efforts of the Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida, Inc. members for the Miami Children’s Initiative designation.
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