I hope you are staying at home and safe.
Today is National Census Day. I am asking you to please take 10 minutes to complete your Census survey today. You can call in your response at 844-330-2020, you can respond online at my2020Census.gov or you can mail your response.
Stay safe! Thank you!
We will get through this crisis together.
City of Miramar Commissioner Yvette Colbourne.
Make yourself count!
Make Miramar count!
The Coronavirus has already changed many aspects of our lives. As more and more businesses are following the U.S. Center for Disease Control advise, Governor’s Executive Orders and Broward County Emergency Orders to temporarily close their doors to minimize the spread of the virus, small businesses and employees are already feeling the impact.
I am hopeful that we will get through this together as One Miramar Strong.
Below are websites with information on assistance available to businesses and employees:
A lot has happened in a short space of time. My office has gone from planning a Women’s History month celebration, a Census Day kickoff and community meetings to the realization that we are on the verge of a Corona virus health crisis like we have never seen before. A crisis we must prepare for and protect ourselves, family, and our neighbors.
Like you, I am learning each day from healthcare professionals on how to live with this virus in our midst. I am taking recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and I urge you to follow as well.
As the city continues to follow CDC guidelines and postpone events and services, please know that my staff and I are readily available to receive your calls. If we can provide you additional information on city services, please call 954-602-3131 or 954-602-3143.
Please visit our website and stay tuned to your local media for the most up to date news.
Here are some links to help keep you informed:
In closing, we are in uncharted waters. Let’s act upon the best available information, remain faithful and optimistic that we will overcome this virus.
I pray God’s grace and blessing upon the City of Miramar, the United States of America and all of mankind.
March is National Women’s History Month, a time for us to remember the inspirational contributions women have made over the years to move our country forward, and recognize the challenges that still lie ahead.
Women have played an equal role in every aspect of live, and it is my privilege to pay homage to those who have created opportunities, to the people who continue to work to advance women’s equality and well as members of a rising generation of activists and advocates and leaders who are picking up the baton, and are moving things forward. Read more.
To commemorate and celebrate the contributions to our nation made by people of African descent, American historian Carter G. Woodson established Black History Week. The first celebration occurred on Feb. 12, 1926. Since then, U.S. presidents have proclaimed February as National African-American History Month.
I welcome you to join us in several activities throughout the city. Visit our calendar to schedule your participation. Read more here.
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.