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Posted on: April 24, 2018

Mayor’s Youth Council Thanks Sponsors, Sharing the Story of Their Empowering and Educational Trip

Fairclough MYC Sponsor Thanks

At the April 18 Special Presentations, Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough was joined by members of the City of Homestead’s Mayor’s Youth Council, clad in red shirts and khakis. Councilwoman Fairclough, Chair of the Mayor’s Youth Council, was there to celebr...

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Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough
Posted on: March 27, 2018

Councilwoman Fairclough Celebrates the First Graders at FUMCS and Their Little Town of ‘Roxaboxen’

Councilwoman Fairclough Celebrates Roxaboxen

During the March Special Council presentations, Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough opened her presentation by welcoming the first graders of First United Methodist Christian School (FUMCS) and their parents. “It’s so exciting to see a packed chamber — espec...

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Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough
Posted on: January 26, 2018

Homestead Mayor’s Youth Council Welcomes Key Club International Members to Homestead

MYC Welcomes Key Club International

The Homestead Mayor’s Youth Council served as ambassadors to a group of 45 Key Club International members from across the country and the globe.  Youth Council Mayor Anthony Garcia led the meeting between the two groups, providing a brief overvie...

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Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough
Posted on: January 24, 2018

Councilwoman Fairclough & City of Homestead Team Up with FIU in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Free Mammograms at City Hall

Dozens of women dressed in pink waited at Homestead City Hall for their chance to receive a free mammogram thanks to the City of Homestead and Florida International University’s Linda Fenner 3D Mobile Mammography Center.  Homestead Councilwoman P...

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Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough
Posted on: January 22, 2018

Homestead Youth Achiever Scholarship Application Opens

2018 Youth Achiever Scholarship

The Homestead Mayor’s Youth Council’s 2018 Homestead Youth Achiever Scholarship application is now open.  Thanks to community fundraising efforts spearheaded by the Youth Council and Homestead Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough, a limited number of...

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Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough
Posted on: January 2, 2018

Councilwoman Fairclough and Education Committee Present Mini Grants to Homestead Educators

Councilwoman Fairclough Presents Education Mini Grants 2017

On December 20th, Homestead educators gathered for the second annual presentation of educator mini grants by the City of Homestead’s Education Committee and Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough, Education Committee liaison.Fairclough opened her presentation b...

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Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough
Posted on: January 2, 2018

Councilwoman Fairclough Honors Dr. Pablo Ortiz and FIU for Breast Cancer Screening Partnership

Councilwoman Fairclough Honors Dr Ortiz and FIU

Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough took time at the December 20th Special Presentations to recognize Dr. Pablo Ortiz, vice president of regional academic locations and institutional development at Florida International University (FIU) and his contributions...

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Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough
Posted on: November 30, 2017

Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough Wins Prestigious “In the Company of Women Award”

In the Company of Women

Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough was announced as the 2018 winner of Miami-Dade County’s prestigious “In the Company of Women Award” for the Young Professionals category.  Now in its 30th year, “In the Company of Women” recognizes Miami-Dade’s wo...

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Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough
Posted on: June 13, 2017

Celebrating Women’s History Month, Vice Mayor Fairclough Recognizes Influential Homestead Women

Vice Mayor Honors Women

In 1987, Congress declared March as Women’s History Month, a time to honor the extraordinary achievements of American women in history and contemporary society. On March 22nd, Vice Mayor Patricia Fairclough took time during the City Council’s Special Pres...

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Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough
Posted on: November 23, 2016

Homestead Mayor’s Youth Council Needs Your Support!

The Homestead Mayor’s Youth Council needs the support of our community.  In order to fund their annual educational tour to Selma, Birmingham, and Montgomery, Alabama, they have pledged to sell trees through the Buy A Tree.  Cha...

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Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough
Posted on: November 3, 2016

Vice Mayor Fairclough Celebrates Survivors’ Victory Over Breast Cancer

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and at the October 26 Homestead City Council meeting, Vice Mayor Patricia Fairclough opened Council presentations by recognizing 12 Homestead women “celebrating their victory over breast cancer.&...

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Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough
Posted on: November 3, 2016

Vice Mayor Fairclough & Education Committee Present Mini Grants to Local Educators

On October 26, Homestead educators gathered for the presentation of nine education mini grants by the City of Homestead’s Education Committee. Vice Mayor Patricia Fairclough, the Council’s liaison to the Education Committee, opened the...

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Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough
Posted on: June 30, 2016

Vice Mayor Fairclough Presents Mayor’s Youth Council Achievement Scholarship Awards

During the June Council Presentations, Vice Mayor Patricia Fairclough and the Mayor’s Youth Council once again had the pleasure of awarding college scholarships to exceptional Homestead students through the Coins for College Campaign. The annual communit...Read on...

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Posted on: June 30, 2016

Vice Mayor Fairclough Recognizes the Mayor’s Youth Council Graduating Class

A commencement ceremony was held during the June Council Presentations for some very special high school seniors. Donning their graduation caps, five members of the Mayor’s Youth Council received certificates of recognition from Vice Mayor Patricia Faircl...Read on...

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Posted on: June 17, 2016

Vice Mayor Fairclough Recognizes the Dream Team at Miami-Dade College Homestead

You’ve heard of basketball, football, and soccer “dream teams,” but the team making headlines in Homestead is the community service organization called the Dream Team at Miami-Dade College Homestead. During the May Council Presentations, Vice Mayor Fairc...Read on...

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Posted on: June 17, 2016

Vice Mayor Fairclough Recognizes YMCA Youth in Government Program

YMCA Youth in Government brings together students interested in public service to provide real life experiences that will help them on their future paths. Vice Mayor Patricia Fairclough recognized the program and its participants at the May Council Prese...Read on...

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Posted on: June 2, 2016

Vice Mayor Patricia Fairclough Honors Champions for Education

The Grand Lobby of City Hall buzzed with excitement as local educators, administrators, and community leaders gathered for the Champions for Education Reception & Awards. The annual event, hosted by Vice Mayor Patricia Fairclough in conjunction with ...Read on...

Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough
Posted on: December 4, 2015

Homestead Mayor’s Youth Council Needs Your Support!

The Homestead Mayor’s Youth Council needs the support of our community. In order to fund their annual educational experience in Philadelphia, they have pledged to sell 100 trees by December 12th through the Buy A Tree. Change A Life. campaign.

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Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough
Posted on: November 24, 2015

Vice Mayor Patricia Fairclough Swears in the Newest Members of the Mayor’s Youth Council

The City of Homestead Council meeting began with the swearing-in presentation of the newest members of the Mayor’s Youth Council as Vice Mayor Patricia Fairclough presided over the ceremony. The purpose of the Mayor’s Youth Council is to complement aca...Read on...

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Posted on: November 5, 2015

City of Homestead Swears In Mayor, Vice Mayor, and Councilmembers

On the evening of November 4th, Homestead welcomed Mayor Jeff Porter, Vice Mayor Patricia Fairclough, Councilman Jon Burgess, and Councilman Larry Roth for new terms on the dais. All four candidates won their respective races with landslide victories.
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Posted on: October 12, 2015

Councilwoman Fairclough Honors MAST Academy as a Top Tier School

Medical Academy for Science and Technology (MAST Academy), Homestead made the top of Newsweek’s “Beating the Odds” annual rankings of 500 schools and was recognized as a top tier school nation-wide, ranking 21st in the country out of 21,000 high schools. ...Read on...

Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough
Posted on: August 19, 2015

Councilwoman Fairclough Hosts Second Annual Back to School Shoe Giveaway

Dozens of local children will step into the first day of school with confidence thanks to Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough’s “Best Foot Forward” event. This is the second year she has organized this shopping spree for some lucky local kids to spend up to...Read on...

Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough
Posted on: June 25, 2015

Keep Calm and Pick Your Path at the City of Homestead Career, College, and Technical School Fair

Councilman Jimmie Williams, Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough, and the Southwest Advisory Committee are hosting a career, college, and technical school fair at the Phichol Williams Community Center Saturday, September 19, 2015 10AM - 1PM. The first 100 st...Read on...

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Posted on: June 23, 2015

Heat Up Your Summer Reading with Councilwoman Fairclough’s Sizzling Summer Reading Challenge!

Get ready to read this summer for the chance to win a week's worth of FREE uniforms and supplies for back to school. The contest is open until August 15, 2015 to K-12 students living in the City of Homestead.

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Posted on: May 8, 2015

Mayor Porter, Councilwoman Fairclough, and the Education Committee to Honor Champions for Education

What does it take to be a champion? Desire, dedication, determination, concentration and the will to win...Join Mayor Jeff Porter, Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough, and Homestead's Education Committee as they honor outstanding local educators and other ch...Read on...

Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough
Posted on: December 22, 2014

International Chili Cook-Off A Hit in Homestead

On Saturday, December 6, 2014, Harris Field played host to some of the most adventurous chili chefs in all of South Dade during this year’s International Chili Cook-Off School Competition and Community Carnival. In just its second year, the City of Homest...Read on...

Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough
Posted on: November 14, 2014

Annual Rock-N-Ribs Fest Raises 18K for Children’s Charities

Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough deferred some time to Larry Roth, board member for ThisIsForTheKids, the non-profit organization that produces the Rock-N-Ribs Fest annualy to help raise money for select children’s oriented charities, so he could report t...Read on...

Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough
Posted on: November 3, 2014

City of Homestead Recognizes Lowe’s Community Giving

Lowe’s, the retail home improvement giant, was acknowledged for their long-standing record of giving back to the communities in which they do business by Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough during the Special Council Presentation on October 2014. For over ...Read on...

Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough
Posted on: September 5, 2014

Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough Honors Local Non-Profit Organizations

Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough recognized the accomplishments of three non-profit organizations based in the Homestead area during a Special Council Presentation in July 2014. The three were selected to receive grants as winners of the Million Dollar Li...Read on...

Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough
Posted on: September 5, 2014

Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough Recognizes National Migrant Teacher of the Year

During the July 2014 Special Council Presentation, Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough saluted the efforts of a fellow educator by recognizing the achievements of National Migrant Teacher of the Year, Raquel Bueno.

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Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough
Posted on: June 10, 2014

Councilwoman Fairclough Honors Speedway Community Church for Volunteering Efforts

Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough acknowledged the selfless, charitable efforts of the Speedway Community Church in helping enrich and revitalize Campbell Drive K-8 School. The Councilwoman introduced the church’s leadership during a Special Council Presen...Read on...

Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough