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MAYOR SMITH JOSEPH HONORED DURING HAITIAN HERITAGE MONTH BY CITY OF MIAMI MAYOR TOMAS REGALADO

North Miami, FL – 5/26/2016

Earlier this morning, North Miami Mayor, Dr. Smith Joseph, was recognized by City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado, and the Miami City Commission during Haitian Heritage Cultural Month. Mayor Joseph was recognized for his leadership, achievements and contributions to the Haitian American community and for being the first medical doctor elected Mayor in Miami-Dade County.   

“I’m honored and deeply touched by the recognition for my work in the community. To me, this award is not just about the advancement of the Haitian people, but the absolute necessity of staying vigilant to ensuring equality for all worldwide” said Mayor Joseph.  

Dr. Smith Joseph was born in Saint-Louis-du-Nord, Haiti and settled in Miami, Florida in 1979. Ambitious and determined, Dr. Joseph earned doctorate degrees in Osteopathic Medicine from Nova Southeastern University and Pharmacy from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. In 2001, Dr. Joseph opened his professional medical practice on West Dixie Highway, in the heart of North Miami. 
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