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Alleyway Ribbon Cutting- Keon Hardemon

The Martin Luther King Economic Development Corporation (MLK EDC) just launched a new state-of-the-art commercial kitchen certified for food production. Program participants will have access to space that will accommodate caterers, bakers, chefs, food trucks, and the packaging and production of goods. The Kitchen will mitigate startup costs and alleviate liability concerns for chefs that are building their culinary business.

Alleyway Ribbon Cutting- Keon Hardemon

Commissioner Hardemon stands in the newly renovated alleyways in District 5. The alleyways received a deep cleaning, removing all the debris and illegal dumping that plagued the roads. In addition, the alleyways now have newly paved roads with street markers and speed bumps as well as LED lighting. This beautification project is a continuous effort to keep the alleyways safe and clean. This is now a space for residents to walk, exercise and ride their bikes.

Little Haiti Soccer Park

A new multi-purpose field has been completed in Little Haiti, allowing both soccer and football to be played. The field comes equipped with a pre-fabricated storage building for equipment as well as landscape and hardscape improvements. This field is not the only thing residents can look forward to, additionally, there will be a new exercise equipment station and a shaded canopy to enjoy outdoor workouts.

Adidas Maker Lab

Green spaces improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods. On November 17th, we were pleased to celebrate the newest addition to District 5, the Oakland Grove Mini Park. Residents will be able to experience a beautiful view and enjoy the outdoors just steps away from their home.

Little Haiti Trolley Route- Keon Hardemon

On October 27th Commissioner Hardemon and his office partnered with the local Farmers Market at Legion Park to host a fruitful Fall Festival for the community. Children were able to safely engage in arts and crafts, carnival games, and playground fun. Community members enjoyed learning about local businesses as they cruised the Farmers Market.

Athalie Range

A new multi-purpose field has been completed in Little Haiti, allowing both soccer and football to be played. The field comes equipped with a pre-fabricated storage building for equipment as well as landscape and hardscape improvements. This field is not the only thing residents can look forward to, additionally, there will be a new exercise equipment station and a shaded canopy to enjoy outdoor workouts.

State of the District- Keon Hardemon

Florida’s most polluted waterway has been restored. The renovated waterway increases storm water passage by eliminating harmful pollutants. The new waterway received the 2018 Western Dredging Association (WEDA) Environmental Excellence Award which recognizes the projects efforts to preserve the environment and its natural habitat. The project also increases the navigation for boat owners and preserves the home of neighborhood manatees.

MLK Wheels to Work

Commissioner Hardemon celebrated the third installment of the MLK Wheels to Work program with the Martin Luther King Economic Development Center (MLKEDC). Six individuals were surprised with their very own cars as a part of the anti-poverty program. Within the program, the new car recipients will attend workshops on financial literacy, life skills, and vehicle maintenance.

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Commissioner Keon Hardemon

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Commissioner Keon Hardemon
Commissioner Hardemon

Commissioner Keon Hardemon was born in Miami, Florida where his family stressed to him the core values that remain true to him today: the importance of education, integrity, and service to the community. His first home was in the James E. Scott Public Housing Development in the Liberty City area of Miami-Dade County. He was raised in Liberty City neighborhood and is the epitome of the idiom that "It takes a village to raise a child". As a product of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools System, he graduated Charles R. Drew Elementary School, Charles R. Drew Middle School, and Miami Northwestern Senior High School.

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