Thelma Gibson Honored At Dade Days
Native Miamian and longtime community activist Thelma Gibson was presented with the Helen Miller “I Am Blessed” Award at the Dade Days celebration in Tallahassee. The award recognizes individuals for their exemplary public and community service and bears the name of Helen Miller, the first African-American female mayor in Florida. For more than fifty years, Ms. Gibson has been a trailblazer in education, mental and physical health, community and professional leadership, volunteerism and service to her church, community and family. She is President Emeritus of the Theodore Roosevelt Gibson Memorial Fund Inc.; Founder of the Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Dade County; and serves as a board member for many community groups, including the Coconut Grove Arts Festival.