Miami-Dade County Commissioner
Sally A. Heyman
January 2019 e-Newsletter
Happy 2019! Wishing everyone a happy, healthy,
safe and productive year.

Commissioner Sally Heyman
To find out what legislation Commissioner Sally Heyman is
currently working on, sponsored and/or co-sponsored, and for the Commissioner's legislative history go to-  
Attention Residents - things you need to be aware of & what is happening in District 4...

2019 Mom & Pop  
Small Business Grant for District 4 

District 4's Mom & Pop Small Business Grant applications are now available. For more information on this grant opportunity, go to the " Upcoming Events in District 4 and Miami-Dade County..." section of the eNewsletter.

Local Vendor Workshop 

Commissioner Sally Heyman and Miami-Dade County Internal Services Department Strategic Procurement Division hosted a Local Vendor Outreach Exchange at the Northeast Dade/ Aventura Library to assist local businesses on how to become a vendor with the County. "Whenever we help assist local businesses in our community, I am happy to participate," said Commissioner Heyman. "Hopefully some of the business owners who attended the event will register to be a vendor with the County."

NE Corridor Meeting in North Miami Beach  

As a member of the Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization (TPO), Commissioner Sally Heyman participated in the charette TPO held for the community on November 14 th. The charrette focused on the implementation of the Strategic Miami Area Rapid Transit (SMART) Plan of which northeast Miami-Dade County is one of six designated rapid transit corridors. The charrette included interactive activities where the community could provide input on a preferred vision for the corridor.

Commissioner Sally Heyman's Swearing-In Ceremony    
Commissioner Sally Heyman and her fellow Miami-Dade County Commissioners were sworn into office on November 27th. Judge Beth Bloom administered Commissioner Heyman's Oath of Office. 

Here is the link to the YouTube video of the Installation of Commissioner Sally Heyman -  .

District 4 Holiday Community Outreach  


District 4 had our annual Thanksgiving Publix Giftcard distribution where we gave to our local organizations, temples, and churches for people in our community.  

District 4 spread some holiday cheer to our community by delivering Publix Giftcards to our District 4 Schools.

District 4 donated toys to local toy drives done by District 4 Police Departments and community organizations. Happy to give a smile to children during the Holiday Season.   

District 4 Staff delivered annual holiday cookies to District 4 Police Departments and Fire Stations. For all they do, a holiday thank you to our First Responders.   

What's been going on with District pictures. It was great working with so many people and helping so many causes. Thank you all.

Commissioner Heyman participated in the Dunk Tank Event, one of the month long events in November for the Jackson Health System United Way Campaign. Love that JHS is putting their best people into play; raising money for United Way. Happy to give money for a chance to dunk CEO Carlos Migoya and VP Michele Kligman.

Jorge Exposito passed away. He was a great man who served his community and chose politics as a means to help at a greater level. A loss for us all.



Privileged to serve with a great Mayor and Commission in Sunny Isles Beach. Wishing an enjoyable retirement to Commissioners Isaac Aelion and Jeanette Gatto. I loved working with them helping our constituents. Look forward to working with the City's new Commissioners Jennifer Viscarra and Alex Lama and the rest of the Commission for our constituents.

Congratulations to Stephanie and Jules Trump for making "I Have A Dream Foundation" a South Florida success for inner city students. They are truly selfless in all that they do. Happy to support them and this great cause. 

At the 44th Annual North Miami Winternational Thanksgiving Day Parade, this is my 20 plus year being in the parade. Enjoyed participating in this event and getting to see so many families come out with their kids. A great family event!  

At Criminal Justice and Behavioral Health Stakeholder Meeting. Working with Judge Steve Leifman and the stakeholders in troubling times, it's great to see optimism. 

If you are traveling to or from Miami International Airport; we have donate bins in our terminals for our Animal Services Trust Fund (free spay and neuter) and Parks Trust Fund (planting trees and park improvements). Empty the pockets and purses of currency -U.S. or foreign works.

At Florida Association of Counties (FAC) Legislative Conference where we were gearing up for the 2019 Session. I am ready to protect the interests of Miami-Dade and Public Safety issues.

Started off the holiday season of events with the Humane Society of Greater Miami's Holiday Lights for the Animals! So happy to see so many animals get adopted. Thank you to Humane Society of Greater Miami for all that you do for these animals; it is truly appreciated.

At the Ancient Spanish Monastery for their annual musical fundraiser, Gospel at the Monastery. Maryel Epps wowed us all and put us all in the holiday spirit. Extra special was Nicole Henry joining in for a duet for a few tunes. Happy to be a sponsor and host a few tables for this great gem in our District 4 community.

Happy to be there at the Miami-Dade County Commission for the swearing in of my Miami-Dade County Youth Commission (MDCYC) appointees, Stefanie Kopetman and Rita Vega. I look forward to what these ladies will do on the MDCYC.

Working with the National Association of Counties- Large Urban County Caucus (NACo- LUCC) on county country-wide issues. There are so many critical issues shared by all and this is a great professional association to work with and share solutions. At this Symposium we were processing federal policies and impact on local government; also, trying to move us in a positive direction. We spent part of day at US border, existing and proposed wall, and with Homeland Security. It was quite different being there in person, truly overwhelming.

A weekend of giving, started with Sylvia Vanni and Esther Reynolds who were raising funds for Mystic Force (a non-profit for children with cancer) then finished the night with a great concert with Nicole Henry raising funds for Miami Music Project. This is the spirit of the holidays and my favorite part of this time of year: celebrating with causes and organizations that help others less fortunate or in need.

The Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired Playground is officially opened and available for enjoyment. Thanks to the many people who made it happen. This playground is through their generosity and love for others to be used by many. I am grateful that Virginia Jacko always invites me to special events at this special place and I am happy to support.

Upcoming Events in District 4 and Miami-Dade County... 
2019 Mom & Pop  
Small Business Grant for District 4

2019 Mom & Pop Small Business Grant Applications for District 4 are now available. The grant applications will be accepted February 4th through February 22nd at Noon to the District Office.
To see if your business is located within District 4, grant application, or for more information, call (305) 787-5999 or go to
January is Florida Jewish History Month!
Florida Jewish History Month has been observed since 2003, when then Gov. Jeb Bush signed a bill declaring the statewide observance. Florida is the first state in the nation to have a month dedicated to the tremendous contributions of Jews in its growth.  Artist Romero Britto
created the official logo for the Florida observance.  
Calendar of Upcoming Events
Wednesday, January 16, 2019  7:00pm
Miami Jewish Film Festival Presents: Chasing Portraits
Director Elizabeth Rynecki takes us along on her quest to recover her Polish-Jewish great-grandfather Moshe Rynecki's body of artwork. Most of it disappeared after he was deported to the Warsaw Ghetto and perished at the Majdanek concentration camp. His more than 800 paintings and sculptures provided important documentation of everyday scenes of Jewish life in Poland before the war.
Tickets available at
Promo Code: JMOF
Sunday, January 27, 2019  3:00pm
Part of FIU's Annual Holocaust & Genocide Awareness Week
Dr. Richard Freund, Director, Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies, University of Hartford, presents a preview of  The Good Nazi. The Good Nazi tells the story of Major Karl Plagge, a Nazi officer who during the Holocaust in Lithuania turned his back on his dark ideology and risked his life to save hundreds of Jews from the Vilna Ghetto. This sneak preview, a story of heroism and moral choices in the most immoral of times, recounts how this history was rediscovered by a team of scientists and students from the University of Hartford Research Group.
Free with Museum admission
Monday, January 28, 2019  7:00pm
Mondays at Museum Series
Genie Milgrom presents Crypto-Jews: The People That Time Forgot.
Genie Milgrom was born Catholic. After her conversion to Judaism, she learned her family had Crypto-Jewish roots. Documenting a lineage spanning 22 generations from the Inquisition Archives led to a State of Florida Achievement award in Genealogy. $5 Members, $10 Non-Members, FIU Students Free.

Thursday, January 31, 2019  7:00pm
Photographer Amy Gelb presents: As Is: Women Exposed
Gelb presents her fine art photography book that consist of female nudes made in studio settings without artifice or glamour. The plain-spoken, yet graceful portraits invite the viewer to engage in a conversation about women, self-image, and how we define true beauty. Free Admission. RSVP Suggested 786-972-3175.

Monday, February 4, 2019 7:00pm
Mondays at Museum Series
Professor David Kramer
FIU Prof. David Kramer discusses U.S. Foreign Policy after the midterm elections.
$5 Members, $10 Non-Members, FIU Students Free
Sunday, February 10, 2019 3:00pm
3rd Annual Suzanne R. & Dr. Lawrence M. Fishman Scholar-in-Residence .
Dr. Sara Horowitz, York University, Holocaust Shadows on the City of Light
Dr. Horowitz shares her latest research on Jewish refugees and residents of Paris-including those who survived in hiding-writing in and about the city of lights immediately after World War II, exploring themes of absence, mourning, home and displacement in the aftermath of the Shoah.F ree with Museum admission.
Monday, February 11, 2019 7:00pm
Mondays at Museum Series
Dr. Devin Naar & Isaac Alhadeff Under the Wings of Sultan .
 Naar & Aladeff  Professor in Sephardic Studies, Associate Professor of History, and faculty at the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies in the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington present an illustrated lecture about the ancient Jewish community of Salonika.
$5 Members, $10 Non-Members, FIU Students Free
Sunday, February 17, 2019  3:00pm
Klezmer Music Concert featuring Metropolitan Klezmer
The superb, all-female Metropolitan Klezmer, genre-and gender-bending takes on klezmer, the exuberant, horn and-fiddle powered, old world Jewish-fusion dance music, have been heard on CBS Sunday Morning and hailed as "brilliant, intense, eclectic... deliriously fun" (New York Music Daily).  Concert generously sponsored by Sylvia & Norman Levine.  $25.00 for JMOF-FIU Members, $30.00 for Non-Members $36.00 Day of Show.

For more on the FIU Jewish Museum of Florida, go to 

The Humane Society of
Greater Miami &
Brunch for the Animals

January 20th 
11:30am to 2:30pm

To get more information  
on this event, go to  

Fitbit Miami Marathon and Half Marathon produced by Life Time

January 27th  
Starts at 6:00am

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Americans for Immigrant Justice   
Upholding the American Dream- 23rd Annual Awards Dinner 
February 8th 
Starts at 6:00pm

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3rd Annual Robert M. Levy Memorial

March 9th
Race starts at 8:00am

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on this event, go to

Zoo Miami's Feast with the Beasts

March 15th
Main Event 8:00pm to Midnight

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on this event, go to

Events and Community Activities Calendar

Every Tuesday of the Month 
Food Truck Round-up 
5:00- 10:00pm 
Haulover Park 
10800 Collins Ave 
Miami, FL 33154

Every Fourth Thursday of the Month
Miami Beach
Food Trucks & Music Fest
5:00- 10:00pm
North Beach Band Shell
7275 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33141
For more information, go to
Every Last Friday of the Month 
(rain or shine)
Jazz at MOCA
 Starts at 8:00pm  
MOCA Plaza 
770 NE 125th Street 
North Miami, FL 33162  
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Sunny Isles Beach
Sunny Serenade Concert Series:
The Jersey Wiseguys 
7:30- 9:00pm
Samson Oceanfront Park 
17425 Collins Avenue 
Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160 
For more information, call  
(305) 792-1706 or go to
Saturday, January 19, 2019
North Miami 
Zo's Family Health & Wellness Groove 
5K Run/Walk 
Starts at 9:30am 
North Miami Athletic Stadium 
2555 NE 151 Street
North Miami, FL 33181
For more information, go to  
 Sunday, January 20, 2019
Bay Harbor Islands 
13th Annual 5K/10K
Run & Walk 
Race starts at 8am 
Bay Harbor Islands Town Hall 
9665 Bay Harbor Terrace 
Bay Harbor Islands, FL 33154
For more information, call
(786) 646-9970 or go to  
Northeast Miami-Dade Service Center
OPEN to Assist Residents

North Dade residents don't have to travel downtown for assistance with basic county services with the Service Center at the North Dade Justice Center located at 15555 Biscayne Boulevard. The Service Center is open Monday- Friday, 9:00am - 4:00pm (closed 12:00pm - 1:00pm). 
Some of the available services are:
  • Golden Passport new applications and renewals
  • Homestead exemptions
  • Property Tax and Local Business Tax Payments
  • Baby stroller permits
A Miami-Dade staff person will be available to assist residents, as well as an automated computer touch screen that will allow residents to pay their bills and access other services online. 
Residents can call 3-1-1 for additional information on services provided at this Service Center.    

District Office
1100 NE 163 Street
Suite 303
North Miami Beach, FL 33162
Phone (305) 787-5999
Fax (305) 787-5998
Downtown Office
111 NW 1 Street
Suite 220
Miami, FL 33128
Phone (305) 375-5128
Fax (305) 372-6179

I encourage you to contact my office and share your concerns and ideas on how we can improve our community.  You can contact my office at (305) 787-5999 or via e-mail at 
Sally A. Heyman
Miami-Dade County Commissioner
District 4