On Friday, June 23, 2017, former State Representative Elizabeth “Betty” Metcalf passed away. Metcalf represented District 114, parts of Miami, Coral Gables, unincorporated Miami-Dade County and South Miami, serving in the Florida House of Representatives from 1982 until 1988. Her three-term legislative legacy includes support for children, senior citizens, and resources for a mental health center. She also helped pass legislation to protect children at day-care centers.
As a symbol of respect for the memory of former State Representative Elizabeth “Betty” Metcalf, and her service to our State, I hereby direct the flags of the United States and the State of Florida to be flown at half-staff at the County Courthouse of Miami-Dade County, Florida, the City Hall of Palmetto Bay, Florida, and at the State Capitol in Tallahassee, Florida, from sunrise to sunset on Friday, July 7, 2017.