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2009-181-1127 - Miss Miami Gardens 2010 City of Miami Gardens Agenda Cover Memo Council Meeting Date: October 14, 2009 Item Type: Resolution Ordinance Other X Fiscal Impact: (Enter X in box) Yes No Ordinance Reading: 1st Reading 2nd Reading X Public Hearing: Yes No Yes No X Funding Source: General Fund: Events and Media Advertising Requirement: Yes No X Contract/P.O. Required: (Enter X in box) Yes No RFP/RFQ/Bid #: X NA Sponsor Name City Manager Councilman Melvin L. Bratton Department: Mayor and Council/Events and Media Short Title: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO TAKE ANY AND ALL STEPS NECESSARY FOR THE CITY TO CONDUCT A 2010 MISS MIAMI GARDENS PAGEANT, INCLUDING EXECUTING AN AGREEMENT WITH THE MISS FLORIDA PAGEANT SCHOLARSHIP, INC.; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Staff Summary: The City of Miami Gardens has been an official partner of the Miss Florida Pageant Scholarship, Inc. (MFPS) since 2007, by design, making us an official affiliate member of the Miss America Organization (MAO). Through the partnership with the MFSP, the City of Miami Gardens has established its own annual local Miss Miami Gardens Scholarship Pageant (MMGSP). In February 2010, we seek to host the fourth annual Miss Miami Gardens Scholarship Pageant. In alignment with the vision of the MAO, the MMGSP seeks various avenues to assist young ladies in gaining access and exposure to educational opportunities, scholarship funds, professional development opportunities and personal improvement opportunities. The Miss Miami Gardens Pageant has grown to be quite successful year after year. In its third year, participation grew as well as event attendance. Ten (10) young ladies participated in the 2009 event and we sold out the seats in the theater venue where the pageant was held (450 seats). Moving into its fourth year we anticipate more ITEM J-5) CONSENT AGENDA RESOLUTION 2010 Miss Miami Gardens 1515 NW 167 Street, Building 5 Suite 200 Miami Gardens, Florida 33169 participation than in the previous years as the pageant is becoming widely popular among the young ladies within the City of Miami Gardens. Thus far the City of Miami Gardens has produced three Miss Miami Gardens Scholarship Pageants at an annual estimated cost of $42,000. This year’s estimated budget is $40,000. Proposed Action: It is recommended that the City Council adopt the attached resolution, authorizing the City Manager to take any and all steps necessary to produce the Fourth Annual Miss Miami Gardens Scholarship Pageant. Attachment: None.