Statement from Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez regarding the passing of former County Manager Sergio Pereira
Today we lost one of the most important figures in Miami-Dade's modern government and political history. Sergio led our community with passion, selflessness and dedication during the Mariel boatlift crisis and then during moments of both growth and turbulence for the City of Miami and Miami-Dade County. He was also a pioneer in public administration and inspired a generation of Miamians in government service. Our community is better today thanks to Sergio Pereira and we will miss him. I extend my deepest condolences to his family during this difficult time.