Miami-Dade County Commissioner
Sally A. Heyman
May 2018 e-Newsletter
This time of the year is truly active and filled with events.
Our school year was quite challenging with security issues
and is coming to a close with graduations and promotions.
Thank you to to all school staff and teachers for a productive year.

June 1st, starts Hurricane 2018 Season and our office is
already engaged in preparations. We will be ready and
continue our work to assist residents and businesses. 
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-  
What's been going on with District pictures. It was great working with so many people and helping so many causes. Thank you all.

I have been involved with the Melissa Institute for decades and so proud of their outreach regarding gun violence. I was happy to attend their annual Peace, Harmony, & Moonlight dinner at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.

At PAMM's annual fundraiser, Art of the Party, celebrating another great year. Happy to be a PAMM member.

Miami Children's Museum- Be a Kid Again Gala. I am proud to be a two decades plus supporter. This is an incredible museum for children of all ages.

In Bay Harbor Islands at the annual Morris & Anita Broad Community Picnic & Earth Day Celebration for the community. Great people, great food and great amusements for kids.

Happy to show my support at the Sky Lake - Highland Lakes Area Homeowners Association Food Truck Event. Great way to meet the neighbors for a night out in the community.

At the Groundbreaking ceremony for Miami Open, tennis at Hard Rock Stadium. Thank
you to Steve Ross, IMG and all involved
to keep Tennis in Miami.

I was back with Lauren and supporters in Aventura for her 8th annual 'Walk In My Shoes' walk across Florida. I am proud of Lauren's Kids and all they do.

A great day at Miami Open, and extra special
to sponsor/host the tennis teams of North
Miami Beach Senior High School, Dr. Krop Senior High School, and Alonzo & Tracy Mourning Senior High School. Love the
Miami Open!


At the JCS Matzah Mitzvah Event. This is an event where our community pulls together to assist Jewish elders and shut-ins by delivering bags of food for the holiday. This is an annual activity that my staff and I participate in, that I look forward to.

There were four Marches in Miami-Dade County for the "March for Our Livers." I was
at the March in Miami Beach. Thousands strong-  parents with children, educators
with students, all wanting change from
state and federal lawmakers. Miami
Beach played host venue and it was well
organized, peaceful and respectful to
allow people who wanted to be
involved, an opportunity to voice their concerns and be heard about gun responsibility and restricted access to weapons and ammunition. It can be done without any second amendment

At Miami Open, I was able to recognize Karen and Ovi DeLeon of Sailboards Miami. An institution on the horizon around Key Biscayne since 1982.

In Miami-Dade County we are fortunate to have many sporting events and teams;
such as, Miami Open (Tennis), Miami Heat (Basketball), and Miami Marlins (Baseball). Sports are a great way to bring the community together and to have fun.

District 4 was preparing for Passover with our Orthodox Jewish community. This was a great team effort working with the Department of Solid Waste Management, the Police and area Temples. Happy to host this annual activity for our community.

At the Superintendent's Challenge Race
for Education. I'm a proud graduate of our Miami-Dade County Public School
System and I was happy to be there with
my Coffee Brake truck and thousands
of Public Education supporters.

At Reid & Fiorentino- Call of the Game Dinner, to help support these two charities, Lauren's Kids and the Dade Schools Athletic Foundation (DSAF). Shared the evening with my friends and so many people supporting these important organizations.  

At the annual Miami Beach Pride Parade on my Segway and Ocean Drive. It was neat being the only one on wheels in the street pre-parade. This parade is incredibly inclusive and peaceful. The first responders were participating and showing community support. Great job was done by Miami
Beach Mayor and Commission, Miami
Beach Police and Fire, Miami Police, veterans, musicians, retailers, commerce, politicians and this County Commissioner
on her Segway: we all loved being there
with people who peacefully assembled and celebrated. I did enjoy wheeling around to
the crowds on my Segway.  


Congratulations to the Neat Streets Miami 2018 Clean Up and Green Up Contest entries and especially District 4 student winners (Alejo Dominguez, Estefania Collazo Wood, Juliette Camacho and Nickole Reyes) and District 4 teachers (Maria Iglesias-Ramesan and Martha Hernandez).

At the 2018 Miami International Agriculture, Horse & Cattle Show. A bit of country in
Miami. Congratulations to Commissioner Javier Souto for another great event!

Happy to support Pelican Harbor Seabird Station at their annual fundraiser, Pelican Party... they do rescue, rehabilitation and release of sick, injured or orphaned brown pelicans, seabirds and other native wildlife. This was not only a night of fundraising for Pelican Harbor Seabird Station, but I was truly humbled to be awarded the Heart and Soul award for community service. Also, I got to team up with Oskar "the pelican socks" fundraising kid. I even had on last year's Pelican socks. We sold out again!

Thank you to the MDPD Intracoastal
Station and CAC for an Open House
and great day of community engagement.

Thank you to Public Defender Carlos Martinez and your great office staff for hosting another "record seal and expunge" event. People make mistakes and deserve a break sometimes. Thank you for making this event happen.

At the Actor's Playhouse's Reach For the Stars Gala. Congratulations to Barbara
Stein, David and staff on another successful gala. It's their 27th year and they keep
getting better and doing more for our community through Actor's Playhouse.

Going Global workshop, I was happy to co-host with great partners, Office of Economic Development and International Trade, an important workshop to help businesses negotiate international opportunities. Great efforts and energies had by all involved.

Happy 25th County Employee Anniversary
to Mary Ferreiro, my Deputy Chief of
Staff.  District 4 staff and Department Directors were able to be there for this recognition and show support to her for all that she does.


At Sunny Isles Beach to celebrate with them the Honorable Roz Brezin's 90th Birthday and Police Chief Fred Maas recognition of his induction in the Florida Law Enforcement Hall of Fame (serving an incredible 43 years).

I was happy to celebrate Israel's 70th Anniversary with Israel Counsel General Lior Hait, lots of our Rabbis, community activists and friends. This was a wonderful celebration.

Baynanza 2018 at Haulover Park. It was a great effort by many especially, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, FPL teams and many others including my staff. It's our Bay and shoreline and we are committed to cleaning up what others leave behind. Thank you to everyone, we had 22 cleanup sites throughout the county's shoreline.

The Mystic Force (Find a Cure for Child Childhood Cancer) Salvatore Vanni Day, unfortunately was rained out. Sylvia, Esther and all the volunteers will be back in June hoping for a great fundraising and farmers market event here in North Miami Beach. Hopefully, I will be able to be there for the follow-up event in June.

At the "Stanley Tate Boulevard" street naming ceremony. This truly was a team effort with the City of North Miami, County and State, for Stanley who created "pre-paid college tuition in Florida" in 1989. This is a honor long overdue, and his son, Jimmy Tate, combined it with Stanley's 90th Birthday.

I was happy to support The Women's Fund at their annual Power of the Purse event. We always have a great table of 'power women', to help great causes for women and girls under their giving umbrella.

At the Multi-Agency Shred A Thon & DEA Drug Takeback, where many District 4 Police Departments participated in. It was a great day when multi-agencies teamed up to safely shred sensitive/private papers and depose of drugs securely. Thanks to all agencies who made it easy for our community to participate. I love working with and supporting them. 

At the Beacon Council's Light the Night 2018 Beacon Awards. Congratulations to Adolfo Henriques the Jay Malina Awardee for 2018. 


At the Greater Miami & the Beaches Hotel Association 24th Annual Inn Key Awards Luncheon. I love that the event recognizes the "service professionals" in the industry and gives awards to the finest of fine in the hospitality industry.

At Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) and Miami-Dade County Youth Commission (MDCYC) Joint Meeting. I love being with my appointee,
Youth Commissioner Ben Whittaker.
The future is in his competent hands.

Celebrated National Day of Prayer in North Miami Beach with residents and local faith leaders.

I was to happy to recognize with others Sergeant at Arms Bob Garland for his 30
years of service to Miami-Dade County.

Big thanks to North Miami Police Department and Miami-Dade Police Department for facilitating a 6th Community Gun Buy Back Event. Anytime we can get people to properly turn in/dispose of guns is a benefit to our safety. 

15th Annual Love In at Greynolds Park was a great event taking us all back to in time with music, fun, and friends.

Attention Residents- things you need to be aware of & what is happening in District 4...

NEMAC Incorporation??
Commissioner Sally Heyman to host public information meetings
After decades of studies, a countywide moratorium, analysis and public meetings the Northeast Dade Municipal Advisory Committee (NEMAC) and the County have concluded their feasibility requirements.
County Commissioner Sally Heyman, whose district includes the NEMAC area, wants the MAC community to decide their status and resolve this matter. All procedural requirements have been met and this issue has moved closer to conclusion. "I committed to providing current, factual information to the MAC area," said Commissioner Heyman. "Share the facts and let the people in the MAC area vote." Since 2016, interest in the affected area has elevated. This summer and fall, information related to possible incorporation: services, police, taxes, senior exemptions, county mitigation, etc. will be shared with the MAC area, through numerous meetings. The first meetings were scheduled for May 8th and May 9th at 6pm at Highland Oaks Middle School.
"Public meetings and information materials with details, including source and reference, will educate those interested in facts and results" said Commissioner Heyman, "and then let the people decide." More public meetings will be scheduled through the summer and the fall.  


Red Cross

Sound the Alarm. Save a Life.
This year the Red Cross from April 28 through May 13 is doing their 
Sound the Alarm program in communities across the US, where teams of volunteers will be installing 100,000 free smoke alarms in more than 100 cities across the U.S. Together, we can save lives and just this past Wednesday, May 9th, the Red Cross was in District 4 at Highland Village.

Every day, seven people die in home fires, most in homes that lack working smoke alarms.
Sadly, children and the elderly disproportionately lose their lives. The American Red Cross wants
to improve the odds and save lives- that's why they launched their Home Fire Campaign (click on link to learn more) in 2014.
A critical part of their campaign is Sound the Alarm, a series of home fire safety and smoke alarm installation events across the country. Together with fire departments and other community
partners, Red Cross volunteers:
  • Canvass at-risk neighborhoods
  • Install free smoke alarms
  • Replace batteries in existing alarms
  • Provide fire prevention and safety education

In just three years, Red Cross home visits have accomplished so much, including the installation
of more than 1 million smoke alarms and preparing more than 1 million people against home fires.

For more information on the Red Cross, Sound the Alarm. Save a Life, and home fire safety and smoke alarm information go to to


Mosquito Safety Tips

Here are some helpful mosquito safety tips and for more helpful tips, go to


Commissioner Heyman at work, making the community better... 

During a recent Commission Meeting, I brought forward the team: SFSPCA, MDPD, Animal Services to publicly present our county efforts to rescue/rehab our large animals and prosecute abusers. I am proud to have sponsored our new Police Animal Cruelty unit, to train police departments to identify, prevent and/or reduce and stop this illegal behavior against small and large animals.

At our last Commission meeting our Commission unanimously passed a resolution urging Congress to seek redress and rightful funds from German insurers and entities, for Holocaust Survivors and family members killed by Nazis. Applause to Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Senators Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio; Attorney Sam Dubbin and our incredible and loved South Florida Holocaust Survivors: Wendy Rothfield, Magda Bader, Vera Karliner, Herbert Karliner and David Mermelstein.

Upcoming Events in District 4 and Miami-Dade County...

To get more information on the
Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired's    
Music Under the Stars: Bon Appetit Miami on May 16th, 
call Cameron Sisser at (786) 362-7515 or go to 

To get more information on the Dade County Police Benevolent Association 
Law Enforcement Awards Gala on May 19th go to  

To get more information on the
Kristi House's Breaking the Silence Luncheon
on May 22nd, call (305) 547-6800 or go to

Last day of school for Public Schools in Miami-Dade County is June 7th.

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 1st & 3rd Friday
of the Month   
Bay Harbor Islands  Storytime
Merlina the Magical Storyteller
Starts at 4:00pm
Town Tot Lot
Corner of 96th Street &
West Broadview Drive  
For more information,
call (305) 866-6241 or go to

Saturday, May 12, 2018
North Miami Beach
Hurricane Expo
9:00- 1:00pm
North Miami Beach City Hall
17011 NE 19th Ave
North Miami Beach, FL 33162  For more information,
call (305) 957-3629 or go to

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Sunny Isles Beach
Sunny Serenade Concert Series with Cache Live
7:30- 9:00pm
Samson Oceanfront Park
17425 Collins Ave
Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160
 For more information,  
call (305) 792-1706 or go to

Saturday, May 19, 2018
Bay Harbor Islands
Outdoor Movie Night Despicable Me 3
In front of Town Hall
9665 Bay Harbor Terrace
Bay Harbor Islands, FL 33154
For more information,  
call (305) 866-6241 or go to
Monday, May 28, 2018
North Miami Beach
Memorial Day Service
Starts at 10:00am
All Wars Memorial Park
16500 NE 16th Ave
North Miami Beach, FL 33162  For more information,  
call (305) 947-7581 or go to

Saturday, June 2, 2018
Sunny Isles Beach
Angels in the Sand  
(1st Guinness World Record attempt along the Sunny Isles Beach shoreline)  
4:30- 8:00pm
Along the Beach
191 St - 183 St
Sunny Isles Beach
( The event is benefitting the Broward Education Foundation, with all proceeds supporting the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Victims' Fund. ) 
 For more information,  
call (305) 792-1706 or go to

Saturday, June 9, 2018
Sunny Isles Beach
21st Anniversary
Weekend Celebration
    Concert & Fireworks
7:00- 9:30pm
Samson Oceanfront Park
17425 Collins Ave
Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160
 For more information,  
call (305) 792-1706 or go to

Sunday, June 10, 2018
Sunny Isles Beach
21st Anniversary
Weekend Celebration
BBQ Picnic
11:00- 3:00pm
Town Center Park
17200 Collins Ave
Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160
 For more information,  
call (305) 792-1706 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