Miami-Dade County Women's Hall of Fame
Ms. Bolton was a local pioneer for women’s rights. She founded the Miami-Dade chapter of the National Organization for women, championed the ERA and advocated for the creation of Women’s Equality Day.
Ms. Brickell is another founder of the Miami area and helped to continue the work of Julia Tuttle in growing Miami in the city it is today. She and her husband befriended Native Americans and opened a trading post next to their home.
Ms. Coleman organized the Overtown Women’s Club to improve the conditions of Overtown in the 20’s and led projects to pave streets, create parks and more. She helped to allow Black Miamians to serve as policemen.
Ms. Grau was a Cuban political prisoner and key organizer of the Pedro Pan operation which helped 14,000 Cuban children leave the island.
Congresswoman Meek served in the FL legislature and the US House of Representatives. Along with two other members, she became the first Black member of Congress from Florida since the Reconstruction era.
Arva Moore Parks McCabe
Ms. Parks McCabe was a historian who was integral in preserving such important parts of Miami’s history such as the Biltmore Hotel. She was the president of History Miami, produced several films on Miami and Coconut Grove.
Mary Athalie Range
Ms. Range was Miami’s second woman city commissioner and the first woman to head a state agency in Florida. She led efforts to improve the quality of life for Black residents of Miami-Dade.
Marjory Stoneman Douglas
Ms. Stoneman Douglas was an author and environmentalist whose work re-shaped environmental policies protecting the Everglades. Her book, The Everglades: River of Grass, redefined the Everglades as a precious resource.
Nicknamed the “Mother of Miami,” Ms. Tuttle was the driving force behind founding the City of Miami. She helped convince Henry Flagler to extend his railroad to Miami - forever changing the course of history for the city.
The Miami-Dade County Commission for Women submits its recommendations to the Chair of the Board of County Commissioners by the end of February. The Chairperson of the Board may add additional recommendations to those received from the Miami-Dade County Commission for Women. The Chairperson shall then forwards no fewer than five recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners. The Board of County Commissioners may then selects, by ballot during the next available regularly scheduled Board of County Commissioners meeting, up to three persons from the recommendations for membership to the Miami-Dade County Women’s Hall of Fame.
Nominees selected for membership to the Miami-Dade County Women’s Hall of Fame in a given year shall be honored at an induction ceremony to take place in the Board of County Commissioner’s chambers during regularly scheduled Board of County Commissioners meeting. The Office of the Chair of the Board of County Commissioners will plan the induction ceremony in collaboration and coordination with the Miami-Dade County Commission for Women. Eventually, the nominees will be displayed in a physical location for public viewing.