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Entertainment Complex underway for City of Miramar

Miami Times staff report | 7/17/2014, 9 a.m.

The City of Miramar, one of the fastest growing cities in America, is in the midst of exciting changes with new ventures that are about to get underway.

In October 2014, the City will break ground on its new Entertainment Complex to be located at Miramar Regional Park. The complex will feature a 5,000-seat Amphitheater, Grande Promenade and Corporate Pavilion. The park, situated on 172 acres, has long been a major destination in Broward County. With the addition of the Entertainment Complex, the goal is to make the City of Miramar a global destination.

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Valerie Norman Gammon

Entertainment industry executive Valerie Norman Gammon will head the City’s efforts as the newly appointed Director of Cultural Affairs. Gammon comes to Miramar having worked in senior capacities with top media corporations including Essence Communications, Inc., Time Warner, CBS TV, HBO, BET and FOX TV. Her responsibilities in Miramar also include overseeing the existing 800-seat Miramar Cultural Center, the Shirley Branca Memorial Park band shell in Historic Miramar, corporate branding, marketing and sales, production and global business development.

“Valerie comes to us with an extensive background in business development and media management along with a wealth of arts and entertainment experience, said Natasha Hampton, Director of Human Resources for the City of Miramar.As an award-winning executive, we look forward to having her cultivating

“I am sincerely honored to be a Director in this prestigious position helping to lead the City’s enhanced commitment to arts, culture and entertainment,” says Gammon. “Few cities, worldwide, have a phenomenal Cultural Arts facility, as well as an entertainment complex like the one soon-to-be built at Miramar Regional Park. Together they will place the City of Miramar in a class by itself and garner local, national and international attention.”