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Metro Dade County Community Relations Board
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The Metro Dade County Commission created the Community Relations Board (CRB) in 1963 to be a unique community agency that would attempt to solve hardcore social problems and economic distresses that were troubling to many Dade County residents. It was to maintain a progressive environment conductive to the equal pursuits of happiness and quality of life by all County residents. The CRB's function the time was to develop mutual understanding, tolerance, and respect among all economic, social, and religious and ethnic groups in Dade County and to make studies in the field of human relations. Bob Simms became the Deputy Director in January 1967. He was promoted to Executive Director in April 1968 by Senator Harry P. Cain, Chairman, and remained in that post until retirement on September 30, 1983.