Commissioner Eileen Higgins

Welcome to District 5, the heart of the Miami-Dade County!

From historic neighborhoods to sweeping bay, river, and ocean views, the eclectic mix of District 5 embodies the best Miami-Dade has to offer residents and visitors alike.

This vibrant district includes the cities of Miami and Miami Beach, including the urban neighborhoods of Brickell and Downtown; the working, industrial Miami River; tree-lined Coral Way neighborhoods like The Roads, Silver Bluff and Shenandoah; the South and Mid parts of Miami Beach; and Little Havana and West Flagler, the colorful center of Hispanic culture.

We invite you to join our team in creating the story of Miami’s present and future together. Learn more on how District 5 is serving you by searching legislation, latest news and events, and all county services.

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Learn more about the food distribution events happening in District 5, every week through June 27.

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All legislative items sponsored by the Commissioner can be found by following the links presented in this index which shows number and title. Click on the File Number to see the full title, text and legislative history, along with other details, for each item.

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List of Board of County Commission and Committees Agendas available for viewing from June 18, 1996 to present.


List of Board of County Commission Minutes available for viewing from June 18, 1996 to present.

News & Events

Board of County Commissioners approves Commissioner Eileen Higgins' transformative legislation to create a Revolving Loan Fund for Small Businesses

At the June 2 Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners meeting, the Board approved legislation sponsored by Commissioner Eileen Higgins, District 5, to create the RISE Miami-Dade Fund, a transformative revolving loan fund for small businesses in Miami-Dade County with initial seed funding of $25 million from Miami-Dade County. Mayor Carlos Gimenez has already committed to quickly signing the legislation. Read Spanish press release.

Commissioner Eileen Higgins partners with Unity Groves, as part of the USDA Farmers to Families Food Box Program, to provide 19,200 fresh produce boxes to District 5 residents continuing to face food insecurity amidst County reopening

In partnership with Unity Groves, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Eileen Higgins, District 5, is distributing 19,200 20-pound fresh produce boxes to district residents facing food insecurity over a six-week period as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farmers to Families Food Box Program

Commissioner Eileen Higgins and Downtown Development Authority kick off Urban Core Complete Count Committee for Census 2020

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Eileen Higgins and the Downtown Development Authority launched the Urban Core Complete Count Committee, on Monday, March 2 to bring businesses, property managers and homeowners associations together to ensure that all of our Downtown and Brickell residents are engaged and counted in the upcoming 2020 Census.

Mom and Pop Small Business Grants

Mom and Pop application information coming soon. 

Commissioner Eileen Higgins launches Greener Coral Way, a voluntary sustainability certification program, with recognition ceremonies for founding members

Greener Coral Way is a voluntary, business certification program that encourages Coral Way restaurants to remove or replace Styrofoam and single-use plastic, and address food waste in their operations, while helping the businesses thrive by recognizing them as environmental stewards of the neighborhood.

Installation ceremony for Commissioner Higgins

The installation ceremony for newly elected County Commissioner Eileen Higgins of District 5 was held on Tuesday, July 10 at 10 a.m. in the Commission Chambers at the Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW 1st Street, 2nd Floor.
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