Mayor Teresa Jacobs was the recipient of the 2016 Wind Beneath My Wings award at the Orlando Republican Women’s Network Gala held on Sept. 10.

“I’m deeply honored to receive this award. It is truly a pleasure to be among so many wonderful and strong leaders in our community,” Jacobs said. “We are fortunate to have organizations like the Orlando Republican Women’s Network that empower women and push for positive change in our community.”

Several Republican luminaries attended, including Rep. Rene “Coach P.” Plasencia, Rep. Bob Cortes, and County Commissioner Pete Clarke.

At the ceremony, Jacobs led the Pledge of Allegiance and there was a moment of silence for the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack.

Community leaders of Hispanic descent were also recognized, as a part of National Hispanic Awareness Month.

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