Shirley Gibson was a former Miami Gardens mayor who played a key role in the incorporation of Florida’s largest predominantly Black city. She was also a retired police officer, a community organizer, and a radio host. She died on October 16, 2023, at the age of 79, according to her daughter. In this post, we will explore her life, career, family, and legacy in more detail.
Shirley Gibson Biography Profile
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|Age (as of 2023)||79|
|Profession||Former Mayor, Retired Police Officer, Community Organizer|
|Home Town/State||Miami Gardens, Florida|
|College||St. Thomas University|
|Educational Qualification||B.A. in Criminal Justice and M.A. in Pastoral Ministry|
Shirley Gibson Early Life and Education:
Shirley Gibson was born and raised in Miami Gardens, Florida. She attended St. Thomas University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and a master’s degree in pastoral ministry.
Shirley Gibson worked as a Miami-Dade police officer for 16 years, ending her career as a detective in 1990. In 1996, she joined the North Dade Community Council and worked with her neighbors to gain incorporation for Miami Gardens. She was elected as the first mayor of the city of Miami Gardens in 2003 and served for three terms until 2012. She played an instrumental role in improving the city’s infrastructure, public safety, economic development, and civic engagement. She also co-hosted the “Miami Talk” radio program and was a guest panelist on several local television programs discussing community related issues.
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