Miami Lakes a finalist for All-America City Award
Thursday, April 2, 2020
For the third time since its incorporation 20 years ago, the town of Miami Lakes is a finalist for the National Civic League’s All-America City Award.
The league recognized 22 finalists, including the city of Miami Gardens, for practices that enhance the health and well-being of residents through civic engagement.
The league had planned for finalists to travel to Denver in June to make presentations.
But after surveying finalists, the competition may be pushed back to August or September, town spokeswoman Clarisell De Cardenas said.
Miami Lakes officials, if they go, would describe the town’s efforts to champion programs for senior citizens and special needs residents as well as enhancing parks and recreation facilities.
A panel of judges will pick 10 winners for the award.
There’s no cash prize for the winners, just recognition, De Cardenas said.
The town previously was a finalist n 2010 and 2013.
Vice Mayor Nelson Rodriguez said the recognition demonstrates the work ethic between elected officials and town staff.
Councilman Luis Collazo said it was a testament to the hard work by staff and volunteers in the community.
“During a time of crisis, we see the selflessness in our community and it gives me a great sense of pride to call Miami Lakes our hometown.”
Councilwoman Marilyn Ruano said, “We are winners every day because we are blessed to live in this beautiful town. Miami Lakes is truly an All-