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MDCCMA and the Miami-Dade County League of Cities (MDCLC) host the annual Trailblazer Award Honoring

On March 22, 2019, Miami-Dade County School Board Chair Perla Tabares Hantman was awarded the 2019 Trailblazer Award by the Miami-Dade City/County Management Association and the Miami-Dade County League of Cities.  This award is given annually in recognition of efforts by outstanding women in our community.  This year’s award was held in Pinecrest Gardens in the Village of Pinecrest.  The first ever recipient of this award was Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen who was on hand at this year’s award ceremony to help present the award to Mrs. Hantman.  Also participating in the presentation of the award was Senator Bob Graham who said “It is an honor to recognize Perla for all her many years of leadership, commitment and dedication to the children of our community.”    Mrs. Hantman has served on the Miami-Dade County School Board since 1996 and has been elected to an unprecedented 11 terms as the Chair of the School Board.  Ramiro Inguanzo, incoming President of the Miami-Dade City/County Management Association said “Chairwoman Hantman has spent over 30 years working to improve the quality of educational opportunities for children from pre-k through college and she was an obvious choice for this year’s award.”


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