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Posted on: December 15, 2021

Mayor Philippe Bien-Aime and City Council vote to induct former Congresswoman Carrie P. Meek...

Mayor Philippe Bien-Aime and City Council vote to induct former Congresswoman Carrie P. Meek posthumously into the North Miami Citizen’s Hall of Fame

North Miami, FL – December 15, 2021

North Miami Mayor Philippe Bien-Aime and the City Council unanimously voted during Tuesday night’s council meeting, to induct former U.S. Congresswoman Carrie P. Meek, the first Black person to represent Florida in Congress and a devoted activist for South Florida’s minority community, posthumously into the North Miami Citizen’s Hall of Fame. The resolution was sponsored by Mayor Bien-Aime. The late Congresswoman Meek passed away on Sunday, November 28, 2021 and was laid to rest on Tuesday, December 7th, 2021. She was 95 years old.

 “Congresswoman Carrie P. Meek was more than just a pillar in our community, she was a trailblazer who paved the way for black leaders to thrive. I had the honor to work alongside the Congresswoman on behalf of the Haitian community during the political unrest related to the coup d’état in Haiti under the Clinton administration. We look forward to working with her family on commemorating the life and historical contributions that she has made in our community, “says Mayor Philippe Bien-Aime. 

Details regarding the Hall of Fame Induction ceremony are forthcoming. To request an interview with Mayor Philippe Bien-Aime, email Katia Philippeaux, MPA at kphilippeaux@northmiamifl.gov. 

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Katia Philippeaux, MPA, Senior Management Analyst
305-895-9888, Ext. 12110
news@northmiamifl.gov

About the City of North Miami

North Miami is a suburban city located in northeast Miami-Dade County, Florida. It is roughly 10 miles (16 km) north of Miami. The city lies on Biscayne Bay which surrounds the Biscayne Bay Campus of Florida International University. North Miami is home to a diverse demographic of residents. With more than 64,000 residents, North Miami is the sixth largest city in Miami-Dade County. We are home to the Oleta River State Park; the largest urban park in the Florida State Park System and the nationally accredited Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA North Miami).

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