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Posted on: August 16, 2012

Councilwoman Judy Waldman Honors Winner of Positive Living Award

At the January Homestead City Council meeting, Councilwoman Judy Waldman awarded recognition to Homestead resident Clara Waterman Powell, who was recently named the winner of the Annual Positive Living Award for her dedication and commitment to her community.

The Positive Living Award was awarded to Mrs. Waterman Powell by the Alliance for Aging Inc, which recognizes people from Miami-Dade County who are age 60 or older and have made tremendous differences in the quality of life in South Florida by “giving back” to their communities.

Mrs. Waterman Powell is not only a devoted Rotarian, but she is also involved with Kids and the Power of Work Program (KAPOW), she volunteers at the Homestead Hospital, she is a mentor at the Homestead Jobs Corp Center and she has been a board member of the Little Angels Foundation since 2006. She also has found time to serve on the City of Homestead’s Charter Review Committee 2006 and has been a member of the Homestead Historic Preservation Board since 2007. She has also been a member of the Mayflower Society Elder-William Brewster Colony and has served as its Colony Governor since 2008. In addition, she is a member of the Elks Club, she serves as a volunteer at the Visitor Center of the Tropical Everglades Visitor Association and she is a charter member of the Toastmaster Club of Homestead.

“Clara has used her professional experience during her retirement to assist various organizations who could not afford her expertise,” said Councilwoman Waldman at the meeting. “She believes in volunteering and giving back to her Homestead community, and no job is too big or small for her. She is a dedicated and committed leader who inspires others by example of her work and passion.

For more information please contact City of Homestead Public Information Officer Begoñe Cazalis at 305-224-4435 or at bcazalis@cityofhomestead.com

Councilwoman Waldman and Clara Waterman

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