City Officials -
Commissioner - Group 6
Commissioner Barreto was born in Havana, Cuba and moved to the United States in 1961. She has been a resident of Sweetwater since 1991. She was first elected to the City Commission in 1993 and was recently re-elected to another four year term.
Community involvement has been one of her major priorities. She has committed herself to serving the residents of Sweetwater by sponsoring and volunteering in the City's Graffiti Paint-Out program, the City Streets Clean-Up Program, the Support Group for Victims of Domestic Violence, The Dominoes Tournaments and the Christmas House Program. The annual Sweetwater Festival is also one of her projects.
Commissioner Barreto has brought various types of assistance to the City's poor or elderly such as the free income tax assistance program, the citizenship program, and long distance Christmas calls for seniors.
With a broad education base at both the University of Havana where she received an Associate Degree in Pharmacy and at Miami-Dade Community College where she received an Associate Degree in Arts, Commissioner Barreto made the decision to take training courses in analysis and sales. These courses guided her during her lengthy tenure at the prestigious firm of Dunn-Bradstreet where she served as a business analyst and sales representative until her recent retirement. She presently holds a position with the School Board of Miami-Dade County.
In addition to her position on the Sweetwater City Commission, Commissioner Barreto presently serves as an elected member of the Executive Committee of the Republican Party, a position she has held since 1990. She is also a member of the Republican National Hispanic Assembly and has held membership in the Buenavista Lions Club since 1991. Until recently, she served on the Board of Directors of the Miami-Dade League of Cities, a position she held for the past five years.
Commissioner Barreto continues to work tirelessly to improve the quality of life for the children and elderly of the City and is constantly looking for new ways to be of service.