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Welcome to District 8

Commisioner Cava

Welcome to the District 8 website! I am honored to serve as your representative. District 8 encompasses Palmetto Bay, Cutler Bay, Homestead, and unincorporated areas of South Dade including Redland, Falls, Princeton, parts of Naranja, Leisure City and parts of West Kendall.

This website is your connection to County government. Visit here periodically to find the latest information on County services, programs, and legislation that affects you. Please feel free to contact my office with any questions and concerns you may have – I am here to serve you. 

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Your parks, garbage and recycling pickup days, school boundaries, voting precincts and much more.

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Daniella Delivers serves as your resource for civic and legislative accomplishments.

Get to Know Your Commissioner
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Catch our monthly Miami-Dade TV Show on the District 8 YouTube Channel.

Apply for a District 8 Internship

District 8 is accepting submissions for a summer intern! Our intern will work in the at the Stephen P Clark Government Center and assist with special projects. Tasks may include writing editorials, researching potential legislation, and engaging community members on legislative issues. The internship includes a stipend of $1,000.

Qualifications:

District 8 resident and college student with history of community/school involvement and demonstrated interest in government and/or community change. Strong oral and written communications skills. Bilingual preferred (Spanish). Career interest in public policy and good government.

How to apply:
If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to caitlin@miamidade.gov. Deadline to apply is May 18, 2016.

Join Me for an Important Discussion on Healthcare

On May 11th, Florida CHAIN and the Florida Health Alliance will bring together community stakeholders to discuss the urgent state of healthcare in Miami-Dade. Afterwards, a group of faith leaders will host a summit on health equity. I am looking forward to speaking about local healthcare policy. I hope to see you there.

Town Hall on Turkey Point Cooling Canals

On May 12th, District 8 and the Village of Palmetto Bay will co-host an informational town hallAdobe PDF on the pollution from the Turkey Point power plant. A group of experts and local leaders will be ready to answer your questions and hear your comments. Please join us as we discuss the latest news on this important issue.

South Dade Goes Global

Are you interested in expanding your business beyond borders? Attend the District 8 Going Global WorkshopAdobe PDF on May 25th. Learn all there is to know about import/export trade expansion at this free workshop.

Make Extra Money with a Summer Job

I am proud to sponsor two programs with Career Source Florida that offer summer jobs for teens and young adults. Find out more about the Summer Youth Employment Program for ages 14-17Adobe PDF or check out the Ready to Work ProgramAdobe PDFif you are 18-27 years old.

Dogs of Summer Adoption and Training Expo

Treat your pup this year at the Dogs of Summer Adoption and Training ExpoAdobe PDF in Homestead on May 21st. Check out the on-site adoptions and services and take advantage of the free training workshop.

Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava Presents Nonprofit Academy

Starting April 27, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava will launch the Nonprofit Academy.Adobe PDF The Academy aims to give nonprofits the tools and information they need to increase organizational capacity, meet performance standards, and build resilience during uncertain times.  The Academy will feature hands-on, interactive workshops which will be facilitated by leading experts in the field. 

Why Water Matters Summit

On April 9th, Team 8 and the Everglades Foundation will co-host the "Why Water Matters Summit".Adobe PDF Members of the community will come together with experts to discuss the issues like sea level rise, water management and water quality. The summit is open to the public. Please RSVP.

A Fair Share for South Dade

Commissioner Levine Cava partnered with Commissioner Moss to host the inaugural South Dade Solutions Summit: business, community and government leaders outlined a success plan for South Dade to improve transporation, economic development and quality of life. Recommendations include the County buying local food and products, promotion of "farm to table" dining, transit investments and greater marketing of our region's unique assets. The plan will be our guiding document framing District 8's agenda over the next three years.

Check out the District 8 first year report Adobe PDF to learn more about how Commissioner Daniella is delivering for South Dade.

2015 Impact Grant winners

The District 8 Impact Grant is awarded to community based organizations that have demonstrated a commitment to advocacy, civic engagement, and service. This year, we awarded 13 organizations small grants ranging from $2,500 to $5,000. These organizations provide direct services and have also expanded their reach to impact policy.

While each grant recipient presented a unique project or proposed to tackle a unique issue, they all had to strictly adhere to the overall advocacy and civic engagement component of the District 8 Impact Grant program. The awards totaled $48,000.

Read Commissioner Levine Cava's installation speech

Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava was sworn in during an installation ceremony held by the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners on Nov. 24, 2014.

  • Read Commissioner Levine Cava's installation speech and learn more about issues important to her.
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