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Posted on: November 29, 2021

Mayor Philippe Bien-Aime sends his Condolences to the Family of Carrie P. Meek, Pioneering Miami...

Mayor Philippe Bien-Aime sends his Condolences to the Family of Carrie P. Meek, Pioneering Miami Congresswoman 

North Miami, FL – November 29, 2021

North Miami Mayor Philippe Bien-Aime sends his condolences to the family of Former U.S. Congresswoman Carrie P. Meek, the first Black person to represent Florida in Congress and a dedicated advocate for South Florida’s Haitian immigrants and minority communities. Congresswoman Meek passed away on Sunday, November 28, 2021 at her home in Miami. She was 95 years old.

“My family and I are terribly saddened by the news of Congresswoman Carrie P. Meek’s passing. She lived a long and exemplary life of service. Congresswoman Meek’s legacy will surely inpire many young leaders to continue in her footsteps. Her activism and passion to defend the human rights of Haitian immigrants as well as immigrants from other nationalities has paved the way for many to live a life of freedom in the United States. May her family find peace in knowing that Congresswoman Meek’s work will live on through the lives she has touched and impacted.”

In honor of Congresswoman Meek’s legacy and life of service, The City of North Miami has lowered all flags. To request an interview with Mayor Philippe Bien-Aime, email your request to Susset Cabrera at sucabrera@northmiamifl.gov.

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Media Contact:

Susset Cabrera, Communications Manager
305 895 9888, Ext. 12151
news@northmiamifl.gov

About the City of North Miami

North Miami is a suburban city located in northeast Miami-Dade County, Florida. It is roughly 10 miles (16 km) north of Miami. The city lies on Biscayne Bay which surrounds the Biscayne Bay Campus of Florida International University. North Miami is home to a diverse demographic of residents. With more than 64,000 residents, North Miami is the sixth largest city in Miami-Dade County. We are home to the Oleta River State Park; the largest urban park in the Florida State Park System and the nationally accredited Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA North Miami).

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