Miami Dade Fire Rescue Station No. 16 – Dedication Ceremony and Open House


On August 28, 2012, I attended the Dedication Ceremony and Open House for Miami Dade Fire Rescue Station No. 16. The station replaces the existing fire station that was located on the site. The new station will increase service and efficiency and will lower response time.

Rafael Castillo – 2012 U.S. Paralympics Swimmer


On August 8, 2012, I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Rafael Castillo, a Paralympics Swimmer who will be part of the US Swim Team at the 2012 Paralympics Games in London. I presented Mr. Castillo with a City of Homestead proclamation and wished him the best of luck. Pictured left to Right: Peggy Wells, […]

Re-Elected to Florida League of Mayors Board of Directors


On August 23, 2012, I was re-elected to the Board of Directors of the prestigious Florida League of Mayors. The Florida League of Mayors was created in November of 2005 and is the official nonpartisan organization of mayors in the state of Florida. The League is governed by a 21-member Board of Directors. Of the […]

Coming together with Haitian Community Leaders


On Thursday August 9, 2012, I invited a group of twenty people from Homestead’s Haitian Community to accompany me on a tour of the Krome Avenue campus of Dade Medical College. Our group was met by Mr. Alfredo Soler, the Campus Director, who led the visit of the various buildings the College. The goal of […]

Mayor’s Policing & Crime Watch Committee support National Night Out Against Crime

From left to Right: Armando Viera, Iris Quiñones, Eric Butler, Chief Rolle, Mayor Bateman, Pastor Samuel Sullivan, Saens Dorcely and Edwin Ruiz

On August 7, 2012, the Mayor’s Policing & Citizens’ Crime Watch Committee of Homestead and I had the pleasure of participating in the 2012 National Night Out event. National Night Out, also known as NNO, is a crime and drug prevention event that brings together residents, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations, and […]

City of Homestead is StormReady®

City of Homestead employee begins road repairs immediately.

On the 20th Anniversary of Hurricane Andrew, we found ourselves preparing for Tropical Storm Isaac. This time, we were prepared. Homestead was recently recognized by the National Weather Service as a StormReady® community. The StormReady® program better prepares community leaders and residents for hazardous weather and flooding through advance planning, education, and awareness. StormReady® is […]

Mayor’s Community Policing & Crime Watch Committee


On Saturday, July 28, 2012, the Mayor’s Community Policing & Crime Watch Committee joined efforts with the City of Homestead Police Department’s Community Policing at the Hurricane Awareness/Community & Business Fair held at Sedano’s Supermarket. The event was a Hurricane Safety Awareness event for the citizens and businesses of the City of Homestead. A Community […]

FDOT Approves New Turnpike Interchange


The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has approved my request for a new Homestead turnpike interchange. FDOT committed to begin the Project Development and Environmental Study and to construct the interchange. In a letter, FDOT’s Secretary, Ananth Prasad, wrote to me: “We look forward to working with you as, together, we seek to make positive […]

Best of Luck to Danell Leyva 2012 US Olympic Gymnastics Team


On Saturday, July 14, 2012, I had the pleasure of meeting one of Homestead ’s rising sports stars, Danell Leyva, a member of the 2012 US Olympic Gymnastics Team. Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez joined me at his parent’s gym, Universal Gymnastics, located at 13439 SW 131st Street, Miami, Florida 33186. After years of dedication […]

July Fourth Celebrations


The City of Homestead’s annual 4th of July celebration “Race to the 4th” was an absolute success. We had over 700 people at the VIP Champion’s Club, and about 9,000 people attend overall. The event was hosted at the Homestead-Miami Speedway for the third year. The event featured family entertainment which included live music, children’s […]

Upcoming Events

  1. Mommy Fitness and Conditioning

    April 13 @ 10:00 am - May 30 @ 5:00 pm
  2. Mommy Fitness and Conditioning

    April 14 @ 10:00 am - May 19 @ 5:00 pm
  3. Women on the Rise: Teen workshop in collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Art

    April 17 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  4. Town of Surfside Third Thursday Entertainment Event

    April 17 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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    April 17 @ 8:00 pm - April 19 @ 8:00 pm