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Jan 18 Miami Beach Vows to be a City of Compassion

Miami Beach Vows to be a City of Compassion

At the January 16 Commission meeting, Vice Mayor Michael Góngora introduced a discussion item for the City of Miami Beach to become a City of Compassion. The principle of compassion lies at the heart of all religious, ethical and spiritual traditions, calling us to treat all others as we wish to be treated ourselves. The Charter for Compassion’s mission is rooted in a principled determination to transcend selfishness, compassion has the ability to break down political, dogmatic, ideological and religious boundaries.

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Jan 17 Miami Beach Cultural Institutions Take Center Stage in Public School Curriculum

Miami Beach Cultural Institutions Take Center Stage in Public School Curriculum

Beginning this month, thousands of Miami Beach public school children will discover the science of gravity by studying a ballerina’s graceful performance or learn the complexities of coding in the context of measurements of music. Students will be taught music by some of the world’s greatest young musicians and learn art from museum scholars and curators.

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Jan 16 Nominate a Miami Beach Woman Worth Knowing

Nominate a Miami Beach Woman Worth Knowing

The Miami Beach Commission for Women is accepting nominations for the 2019 Women Worth Knowing awards. This year, the Committee would like to recognize four women who help others. Nominees shall have lived or worked in Miami Beach for a minimum of five consecutive years. The deadline to receive nominations is Friday, February 1, 2019.

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Jan 16 City of Miami Beach Appoints New Tourism & Culture Director

City of Miami Beach Appoints New Tourism & Culture Director

Today, the Mayor & Commission unanimously appointed Matt Kenny as the City’s new Tourism and Culture Director. With over a decade of professional and management experience in various positions related to tourism, special events and culture, Kenny has worked in a variety of capacities — managing budgets for over 15 years and negotiating contracts with various parties, including AEG and Live Nation.

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Jan 16 Miami Beach Takes Stand Against Airbnb and Alongside Israel

Miami Beach Takes Stand Against Airbnb and Alongside Israel

As a leader amongst local government in fostering equality, the City of Miami Beach has a long history of condemning discrimination and anti-Semitism. In response to Airbnb’s recent decision to remove all rental listings in Israeli settlements in the West Bank, the City of Miami Beach has joined the Village of Bal Harbour, the Town of Surfside and the City of Miami in urging the online platform to rescind its discriminatory action.

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Jan 14 Miami Beach Launches Engagement Toolbox

Miami Beach Launches Engagement Toolbox

Serving as the ultimate municipal encyclopedia, the City has launched an Engagement Toolbox webpage — featuring all of the resources residents can utilize to stay informed and involved.

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Jan 11 Miami Beach’s Cultural Institutions to Cover Admission Cost for Affected Federal Employees and their Families

Miami Beach’s Cultural Institutions to Cover Admission Cost for Affected Federal Employees and their Families

As federal employees across the nation feel the effects of the government shutdown, Miami Beach’s cultural institutions are rolling out the welcome mat.

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Jan 10 Miami Beach Grows Its Innovative Public Works Team

Miami Beach Grows Its Innovative Public Works Team

Continuing to build upon the City’s stormwater and resiliency initiatives, the City of Miami Beach has added two new dynamic team members to their Public Works Department. Nelson Perez-Jacome will serve as the municipality’s Chief City Engineer and Patricia Rendon will step into the role of Civil Engineer — making her one of two female engineers in a leadership role at the City.

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Dec 4 Knight Foundation Awards Over $10 Million to Miami Beach Based Art Organizations

Knight Foundation Awards Over $10 Million to Miami Beach Based Art Organizations

As an international magnet for arts and culture in South Florida, the City of Miami Beach is pleased to share the Knight Foundation has awarded seven Miami Beach cultural anchors with major financial contributions as part of the organization’s $37 million investment towards growing Miami’s art ecosystem.

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