The Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners is the governing body of unincorporated Miami-Dade County and has broad, regional powers to establish policies for Miami-Dade County services. The government provides major metropolitan services countywide and city-type services for residents of unincorporated areas.
Miami-Dade has a Mayor with the power to veto Commission action items. In January 2007, the Mayor was given additional powers providing for the oversight of the day-to-day operations of Miami-Dade. The Mayor can only serve two terms of four years.
Through ordinances and resolutions, the 13-member Commission sets policies and establishes laws for the community. Commissioners are chosen in non-partisan, single-district elections, and have no term limits. Miami-Dade County is structured into 13 districts. Residents choose only from among candidates running in the district in which they live. Commissioners serve four-year staggered terms, with elections scheduled every two years.
The committee structure and assignments were prepared after obtaining input from every Commissioner during the Committee of the Whole, and after receiving their written input on their desire to engage in specific areas of jurisdiction as well as their involvement within committees that paralleled their areas of interest.Back to Top Page Last Edited: Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:22:31 AM
- District 1 - Barbara J. Jordan
- District 2 - Jean Monestime
- District 3 - Audrey Edmonson
- District 4 - Sally A. Heyman
- District 5 - Bruno A. Barreiro
- District 6 - Rebeca Sosa
- District 7 - Xavier L. Suarez
- District 8 - Lynda Bell
- District 9 - Dennis C. Moss
- District 10 - Javier D. Souto
- District 11 - Juan C. Zapata
- District 12 - José "Pepe" Diaz
- District 13 - Esteban Bovo, Jr.
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