Vice Mayor Yvette Colbourne was elected to the City of Miramar Commission, Seat 2 on March 12, 2013 and was re-elected in 2017. Vice Mayor Colbourne has 30 years of public service experience with Miami-Dade County. During her tenure, she served as a member of a County executive team that successfully managed a $600 million budget and up to 2,000 employees. Vice Mayor Colbourne has a Master of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Nova Southeastern University and an Associate Degree in Business Administration from Miami-Dade College.
Vice Mayor Colbourne represents the City of Miramar on the Broward County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) board and on the Broward League of Cities.
“My greatest efforts have been anchored in the quality of life for the elderly, promoting diversity and advocating for the overall well-being of our entire city, One Miramar”.
The fate of the Deferred Action Plan for Childhood Arrivals policy hangs in the balance as our president considers ending the program that protects thousands of young immigrants from deportation.
This action is so far from the values and beliefs of our country. A country that has accepted with open arms immigrants throughout the ages from every corner of the world.
Immigrants come here to realize their dreams and in the process of doing so, they become productive and responsible citizens of our communities contributing to industry and commerce.
With the six (6) month deferment that accompanies our president’s decision to end this for our friends and neighbors, it is up to us to implore upon our congress to prevent this travesty to these innocent young people and the destruction of the very fiber of our country. I stand with dreamers and so should you.
On Sunday August 6,2017 Commissioner Yvette Colbourne attended Jamaica’s 55th Independence Day Celebration at the St. Bartholomew Church located at 8005 Miramar Parkway, Miramar.
The ceremony began with the Jamaican national anthem, followed by a very joyful musical interlude of Father Ho Lung’s collection of hymns, beautifully performed by members of the church choir and drummers. Father Andrew celebrated the Mass and wished everyone a Happy Independence Day.
Commissioner Colbourne, born in Panama of Jamaican heritage spoke about her Jamaican grandfather who went to Panama to work on the Panama Canal, acknowledged her colleague Commissioner Maxwell Chambers who is also Jamaican and was present for the festivities. Commissioner Colbourne stated,
“The City of Miramar is very diverse. It is important that we celebrate our culture, all cultures. Because it is in the sharing of culture that we gain understanding and tolerance for each other and continue to work towards building one Miramar, one community, one people!”
Immediately following, parishioners and visitors enjoyed the sounds of the Caribbean, authentic Jamaican cuisine, including curry chicken, jerk chicken, rice and peas, homemade sorrel and ginger beer in the parish hall.
Commissioner Colbourne extended her gratitude to St. Bartholomew and Father Andrew in supporting this event.
On Thursday August 10, 2017 Commissioner Yvette Colbourne, in collaboration with the Miramar-Pembroke Pines Rotary Club organizeda book bag and school supplies give-a-way at the City of Miramar Fairway SummerCamp. Summer camp employees, administrators joined members of the Rotary Clubsand Colbourne distributing book bags, hundreds of dollars in school suppliesand bags of goodies to students returning to school this year month.
This is the 2nd consecutive year that Commissioner Colbourne and the Miramar-Pembroke Pines Rotary Club have held this event. Commissioner Colbourne believes that it is important that every student have the necessary tools to prepare themselves for a successful school year. She stated: “Education is number one and it is important for students to be prepared to learn.”
Commissioner Colbourne hosted Halloween at River Run Park for the second consecutive year. River Run Park offered a convenient and safe environment for residents to trick or treat in a relaxed open air setting.
Distribution of Gifts to Seniors
Commissioner Colbourne delivers holiday gifts to Seniors, and turkeys throughout the community.