City of Miami Beach, 1700 Convention Center Drive,
Miami Beach, FL 33139, www.miamibeachfl.gov
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS, Nannette Rodriguez
Tel: 305.673.7575, E-mail: email@example.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 28, 2015
Miami Beach Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month Festival & Awards
Miami Beach, FL — The City of Miami Beach takes pride in cultural diversity and will once again celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with an assortment of events, including the Ninth Annual Miami Beach Hispanic Heritage Festival on October 9.
This festival celebrates achievements and contributions of Latinos from past to present. Children from the city’s Parks and Recreation after school programs in grades K-12 will present an array of Latin dance performances to music sung by popular Hispanic artists and groups.
The Hispanic Affairs Committee will also honor Miami Beach’s Hispanic community leaders who have made a difference to the Miami Beach community with awards. Each of the awardees is actively involved in fostering positive change in the community through involvement in civic and/or professional activities. This year, the Committee honors the following individuals in their respective categories:
Businessperson: Margueritte Ramos, Outdoor Shade Company, is a hardworking, determined, leader who has helped to improve the large Hispanic community in North Beach.
Educator: Lawrence Rodriguez, second grade teacher at North Beach Elementary, inspires his students each day to do better in school.
Public Safety: Miami Beach Police Sergeant Jorge Garcia of the Internal Investigations Unit is the unit’s Spanish-speaking representative and investigator for the multi-cultural department.
Adult Contributor to Youth: Alexandra Oliva of Motivational Missionaries Tour mentors children and provides advice to those who are in need of guidance.
Other: Leonor Hernandez is an outstanding and hardworking community member that assists those who live in Miami Beach, especially the seniors.
“Hispanics are a powerful voice on Miami Beach,” said Frankie Trullenque, chairperson, Miami Beach Hispanic Affairs Committee. “And the winners exemplify the values that we most cherish – integrity, professionalism and a true caring for the community in which we live.”