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Prisca Barreto, commissioner in sweetwater, fl
Commissioner Prisca Barreto
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Commissioner Prisca Barreto

In her fifth consecutive term in office, Commissioner Prisca Barreto is the longest standing commissioner in the City of Sweetwater. During her tenure as commissioner, one of Barreto's top priorities has been seeking programs to help the elderly. She also has worked closely with the State Attorney's Office to find grant money and services to help at-risk children and victim's domestic violence.

She has committed herself to a life of public service. During the last two decades she has served the residents of Sweetwater by sponsoring and volunteering in various innovative programs. The programs include: a free IRS Tax Return service, a Domestic Violence Fair and Support Group, a city-wide Clean-up and Graffiti Paint-Out program, a Senior Citizen yearly Domino Tournament, and the widely popular Christmas House Decoration Program.

A strong believer in promoting the arts, Barreto's agenda for her fifth term in office includes resurrecting the annual Sweetwater Festival which she co-founded in 1993. She also wants to promote the arts through Cultural Fridays in the city.

Barreto spent nearly thirty years working as a business and financial analyst for Dun & Bradstreet, Inc., a public company that maintains information on more than 205 million companies worldwide.

Her education also includes the business and financial sector as she studied Pharmacy in the University of Havana and furthered her education in the United States by receiving an Associate in Arts degree from Miami-Dade College.

In addition to her position on the Sweetwater City Commission, Barreto served as an elected member of the Executive Committee of the Republican Party from 1990 to 2008. During the same time she also served a member of the Republican National Hispanic Assembly. She was heavily involved in the Miami Dade League of Cities, serving as a member of the Board of Directors from 1997 to 2005.

Barreto was born in Havana, Cuba and moved to the United States in 1961. She has been a resident of Sweetwater since 1991. She has a son and three grandchildren, who are the driving force behind her initiatives to help at-risk children.

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