Miami Gardens Councilwoman Lisa Davis to receive “Government and Law” award

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Councilwoman Lisa Davis

Davis to be recognized for her work with championing young women

The City of Miami Gardens Councilwoman Lisa C. Davis will be receiving the Government and Law (Elected) Award at the upcoming 28th annual In the Company of Women Awards, set for March 3rd in Coral Gables.

Councilwoman Davis is being recognized in particular for her work championing young girls and women, from access to education to strengthening self-esteem. In her role as Councilwoman Davis has also led the conversation on domestic violence awareness, health issues such as diabetes awareness, and anti-bullying campaigns in our local schools.

She has sponsored several community events, such as Gifts of Love, Thanksgiving Meal Donations, and Back to School Backpack giveaways. Forever an activist and social worker, Councilwoman Davis has given more than 25 years of her life to the Bold New Vision Community Development Corporation serving as CEO; the Beckham Homeless Shelter, South Florida Workforce, Mover’s Inc.; and an OTAC Youth Counselor.

In honor of March as Women’s History Month, the “In the Company of Women” awards seeks to recognized the valuable contributions of local women leaders to the community. Hosted by the Miami-Dade Commission for Women, The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade, and Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation & Open Spaces, this annual reception and awards ceremony honors outstanding women leaders in 12 categories, including the Mayor’s Pioneer Award and the Community Spirit award, for their contributions to the Miami-Dade County community.

Councilwoman Davis’ professional career in social services has spanned over 25 years; she is the CEO of Bold New Vision Community Development Corporation, Beckham Hall Homeless Shelter, South Florida Workforce, Mover’s Inc., OTAC Youth Counselor, and Chosen Generation.

She is the CEO/Founder of Dare2dream International, 2nd Vice President of the Florida Black Caucus Elected Officials, Vice President of the Miami-Dade Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials, and Executive Board Member of Sharpe Towers.

In 2013, Councilwoman Lisa C. Davis was awarded the Tafari Award, which honors women who empower women and in 2014 she was chosen as one of “South Florida’s 25 Most Influential women.

 

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