Five stalwarts and advocates of the South Florida Diaspora have been announced for this year’s Broward County Leadership Awards, hosted by the Community Access Center (CAC). The Haitian-American recipients will be honored in a special ceremony during the 2016 Broward Fèt Champèt, set for May 7 at the Miramar Multi-Service Complex, starting 7 p.m.
In its sixth year, the CAC community leadership awards seek to highlight public servants who have contributed to the welfare and progress of Broward County’s residents. This year’s honors go to the Senior Community Outreach Manager of the Children’s Service Council of Broward county, Arnold Jean-Baptiste, Division Director at the Broward Regional Health Planning Council, Regine Kanzki, community outreach liaison for Broward Sheriff Office, Patrick Jabouin, community outreach manager for The Office of Economic and Small Business Development (OESBD), Jasmine Jones-Cadet, and voter education specialist for Broward County’s Supervision of Elections, McEddy Masson.
The awards are just part of the night’s festivities, celebrating Haitian culture through music, dancing and cuisine. Barbara G. Seraphin will serve as Mistress of Ceremonies, while Newton Sanon, the CEO of OIC of South Florida, will be keynote speaker.
Committed to public service and outreach, the mission of the CAC is to assist individuals and families with access to culturally competent, cost effective social and clinical services to the local Diaspora community, to ensure that their needs are met and that their quality of life improves. The group also aims to provide a centralized location aligning partners and programs with individuals and families being served, securing the community’s access the public services and opportunities.