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Miami (May 29, 2018) – Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle has been selected by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce as the recipient of the prestigious 2018 Henry M. Flagler Community Builder Award.

This award is presented annually by the Chamber to honor an individual who, like Henry M. Flagler, has the vision and leadership to realize great the potential for the growth of our community. Previous winners include Miami-Dade College President Eduardo Padron and former Miami Herald Publisher and Early Childhood Initiative Foundation President David Lawrence.

State Attorney Fernandez Rundle is being recognized for her tireless work making our community a safer place to live. In selecting her for this significant award, Chamber President and Chief Executive Officer Alfred Sanchez stated: “Your efforts in crime reduction and prevention have benefitted the Greater Miami community in countless ways, and we are thrilled to honor your exemplary passion for public service and leadership.”.

“It is an honor to be a recipient of the 2018 Henry M. Flagler Community Builder Award,” commented State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle. “Safe communities require the strength to act today and the vision to act for tomorrow, that is exactly what Henry Flagler brought to South Florida. Initiatives and approaches that direct children away from crime help save today’s youth and will avoid victimizing our residents tomorrow. Projects like Veterans Court, Mental Health Court and Drug Court help individuals get back on their feet to contribute to a better Miami.”

State Attorney Fernandez Rundle will be presented with the Henry M. Flagler Community Builder Award on Thursday, May 31, 2018, during the Salute to Miami’s Leaders Dinner of the IMPACT Conference at Turnberry Isle Miami in the City of Aventura.

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