For Immediate Release
March 13, 2018
Contact: Clarisell DeCardenas
Mary Collins, born July 5, 1932 in New York City, graduated from Stella Maris Academy and attended Dade Community College, and married in 1965 Major John Collins USMC. Living in Regatta-Pointe, she is a member of Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church. From 1984 to 1992, she served as the Vice-Chair of the Dade County Republican Executive Committee under former Florida Governor, Jeb Bush. In 2001, Mary Collins was elected to the Town of Miami Lakes Town Council and helped launch citizen committees for Cultural Affairs, Youth Activities, Economic Development, Beautifications, Elderly Affairs, and Education.
In addition to commemorating our keynote speaker, the Town extend the opportunity to the community to nominate women of distinction who either live or work in Miami Lakes.
The award recipients are the following:
•Arts: Ginette Lilo, Adult Painting Class Instructor
•Business: Haydee Sera, Miami Lakes Bar Association
•Community and Civic Affairs: Magaly Rubio, Miami Lakes Chamber & Zonta Club
•Education: Dr. Dionne Stephens, Florida International University
•Government: Officer Rose Viera, Town of Miami Lakes
•Health Services: Giannie Castellanos De Cardenas, Infinite Vision Eyecare
•Humanitarian: Daylin Garcia, Giving Gators
•Volunteer: Felicia Salazar, Cultural Affairs & Neighborhood Improvement Committees
The Town and its Cultural Affair Community proudly congratulate all the Women of Distinction Awards winners!
For more information about the Cultural Affairs Committee and their events, please visit www.miamilakes-fl.gov/cac or contact:
Community Engagement & Outreach Director
Tel: (305) 512-7133