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Dear Residents,

Thank you for subscribing to the District 1 e-Newsletter. I want to provide you useful information and keep you up to date on what’s happening in our district.

For students interested in applying, the deadline for my Summer Youth Internship Initiative is April 29. The purpose of the initiative is to establish partnerships with the business community to develop young talent into business leaders and provide work experience and employment opportunities for young adults in District 1 between the ages of 16 and 21. For more information, view the Summer Youth Internship Initiative Application

Save the date for my next free signature event, Music in the Park, which will take place from 6:30-9:00 p.m. on Friday May 6 at the Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex. I look forward to seeing everyone there!

Barbara J. Jordan
Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners


Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan
Winter Newsletter 2016
Maryel Epps, Joey Gilmore excite and entertain crowd at Music in the Park

A mix of gospel, jazz and downhome blues had music lovers dancing in the aisles on December 11 at the Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex in Miami Gardens. Residents clapped their hands, tapped their feet, and sang along as Maryel Epps and Joey Gilmore gave an electrifying and soulful performance during the free semiannual concert sponsored by Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan, the Sunshine Jazz Organization, City of Miami Gardens Councilwoman Lillie Q. Odom, and the Miami-Dade Parks Foundation.

Music in the Park

Commissioner Jordan makes holidays bright for local families

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan made Christmas wishes come true for about 140 children at the Ophelia Brown and North County Headstart centers, located in Miami Gardens. Children walked away with dolls, remote control cars, games, action figures, costumes, and more.

 Holiday wishes for local familys

Retiring MDPD Director Commended for Service

Commissioner Barbara Jordan recognizes retiring Miami-Dade Police Department Director J.D. Patterson for excellence in service at a Board of County Commissioners meeting on January 20.

Miami-Dade Police Department Director J.D. Patterson

Commissioner Jordan honors foster, adoptive, and kinship parents

Nearly 100 people were honored by Commissioner Barbara Jordan and the Miami-Dade County Foster & Adoptive Parent Association in the Miami-Dade County Commission Chamber on January 28 for opening their hearts and homes to foster and adoptive children. The Foster, Adoptive & Kinship Parent Commemorative Ceremony paid homage to men and women who care for and protect those children who are in the state’s system.

Foster & Adoptive Parent Association ceremony


Seniors get their groove on at Commissioner Jordan's annual Valentine's Day Dance

Hundreds of residents turned out to attend Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara Jordan’s annual Valentine’s Day Dance for Seniors at the gymnasium at the Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex in Miami Gardens. Sporting snazzy red-and-white attire, they danced the night away to old-school tunes performed by the local group Pocket Change during Commissioner Jordan’s annual celebration of love.

Valentine's Dance

Commissioner Jordan hosts 3rd Annual Black Heritage Festival

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara Jordan kicked off her third annual Black Heritage Festival by dancing to the rhythmic drums of a Caribbean-style Junkanoo band. The festival was hosted by Commissioner Jordan and City of Miami Gardens Vice Mayor Felicia Robinson on Saturday, Feb. 13 at the Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex Amphitheater.

3rd Annual Black Heritage Festival