It is my honor to continue serving you as your Miramar City Commissioner.
2019 was a year of significant accomplishments that included our Economic Development Program support to small businesses and the groundbreaking of the renovations of the B & M shopping plaza, a long-time staple in our community. Completion is expected in January 2020.
This year we completed the long-awaited construction of a beautification wall along Miramar Boulevard. I am also happy to share that my colleagues and I have approved funding to build a similar wall on Pembroke Road. We look forward to starting that project in the very near future.
In 2020, through the Metropolitan Planning Organization, I will continue to support funding for the expansion of Pembroke Road to US 27, to address traffic congestion in west Miramar.
This year, I became more involved in the need for increased living wages and I'm very proud of this Commission for approving my request to pay our Janitorial contract that includes a living wage.
In the spirit of celebrating our diversity and appreciation of that which makes us unique, we hosted several events such as:
- Seniors Day at the Marlins Park
- The inaugural Women's Empowerment Luncheon and Awards Ceremony
- Our first Clergy Appreciation Luncheon recognizing pastors for their community service
- We hosted the Miramar Latin Music Festival and presented several leaders with Hispanic Heritage Community Awards in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month
- To create platforms for dialogue and youth empowerment, we hosted the Jamaican Youth Link Up with Consul General Oliver Mair
- And to keep the fun alive for our children, we hosted our annual Halloween Trick or Treat in River Run Park
As I look forward to 2020 and the work that still needs to be done I am excited and prepared. Prepared to take on what is important to you, our residents and the enrichment of our communities. You have my commitment that I will continue to monitor projects that are in progress. I will continue to advocate for you and for One Miramar through promoting the rich diversity of our city.
With hope and enthusiasm, I wish you all a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!
MIRAMAR LATIN MUSIC FESTIVAL 2019 A HUGE SUCCESS
MIRAMAR, FL (Monday September 23, 2019) – The City of Miramar celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month with over 2500 residents attending the Miramar Latin Music Festival hosted by Commissioner Yvette Colbourne on Saturday, September 21. Latinos from various areas
of South Florida converged representing Puerto Ricans, Colombians, Panamanians, Dominicans, Peruvians, Cubans, Venezuelans, Argentinians, the Caribbean and Latin America.
A free family event, the smells and sounds of the culture filled the air creating a true festive ambiance. The festival featured award winning performances by Rey Ruiz, who did not disappoint as he entertained the crowd with his favorite songs creating nostalgia. Additional
entertainment was provided by Lisett Morales and the Reinier Bonachea’s Orchestra, Tito Swing and DJ Fito. The MC’s for the night were MC Gaby and MC Julissa Perez. For Commissioner Yvette Colbourne, who is a Panamanian of Caribbean descent, this festival has been her vision for the last 6 years as she has championed Hispanic Heritage Celebration in the City of Miramar. “The Latin Music Festival is the City’s way of bringing our community together to show appreciation for the Hispanic contribution during Hispanic Heritage Month”, she shared during the event. The festival has grown from a small gathering to a signature event in Miramar recognizing the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the country's history, heritage and culture.
In a message from local Miramar resident, Martin Mejia, shared, “Being a resident of Miramar, I am proud to have a representative of us Hispanic and Panamanian pride, it was a spectacular concert, Thank you very much”. Dayanara Torres, an attendee commented, ”Commissioner Colbourne, you always put the Hispanic Heritage on top. Proud of you and what you represent to the community”.
For more information on upcoming events in the City of Miramar visit www.miramarfl.gov or call the Office of Marketing and Communications at 954-602-3254.
PARA PUBLICACIÓN INMEDIATA
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We are approaching that time of year when the days grow shorter marking the end of summer vacation. We’ll pack away our suitcases and trade them for back packs and lunch boxes. Our children will be going back to school. Some just beginning and others reaching educational milestones this school year.
My wish is that every student returns to school energized with open minds and an insatiable appetite to learn all that they can and be grateful for the opportunity to do so.
And for parents and teachers, may you be blessed with abundant patience and tolerance as you lead, guide and nurture the hearts and minds of our children.
To a great 2018/2019 school year!
Yvette Colbourne, Vice Mayor
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I am truly honored to serve as your Commissioner during 2015 and working alongside the residents and businesses of Miramar who make this City great. As your Commissioner, I am committed to keeping Miramar a great place for all to live, work, and enjoy.
Thank you for your service! Special thanks to community organizations, homeowners associations, churches, businesses, and residents that partnered and worked with the City of Miramar and with whom I have had the pleasure of working with during the year. Your commitment and dedication to the community helps make Miramar a better place to live.
Thank you for the opportunity to serve you! Thank you for the opportunity to assist you in resolving issues and concerns that are important to you. I am grateful that you have entrusted me with your concerns and provided me an opportunity to assist you. I am committed to continue working with you on the issues of importance to you. I invite you to contact me at 954-602-3143 and firstname.lastname@example.org to share with me issues that are important to you. This will allow me to better serve you.
Happy New Year! I am truly excited for what 2016 has in store for Miramar, the opening of the Adult Daycare Center and the new Police Headquarters, the completion of Miramar Boulevard expansion and many other projects which will be inaugurated in 2016.
I wish all of you a Happy and Prosperous New Year and I look forward to continue to work with you to make Miramar the BEST place to live in 2016.
I am your Commissioner.