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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Commissioner Eileen Higgins delivering food.

The District 5 Retail Relief Program is now accepting applications

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Commissioner Eileen Higgins delivering food.

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

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Read the latest District 5 Coronavirus (COVID-19) update here.

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Senior citizens and Social Security beneficiaries can ride Transit free with a Golden Passport EASY Card.

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Legislation Sponsored

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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This link takes you directly to an advanced search page for Commission Legislation. You can search by Resolution Number, Title, Date or other fields.

Legislative Information Center

Miami-Dade County's Legislative Information Center provides a variety of information about the county's legislative process.


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

RISE Miami-Dade Fund begins accepting applications

Small businesses in Miami-Dade County can now apply for loans from the RISE Miami-Dade Fund (Re-Investing in our Small Business Economy) at to help them weather the COVID-19 pandemic.

Commissioner Eileen Higgins elected to Florida Association of Counties (FAC) Board of Directors

On June 12, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Eileen Higgins, District 5, was elected to the Florida Association of Counties (FAC) Board of Directors. Commissioner Higgins will serve in this role for two years.

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 drives passage of legislation to improve transportation and mobility in Miami-Dade County

At the May 19 Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners meeting, Commissioner Eileen Higgins, District 5, led the passage of critical and long-awaited legislation that furthers her commitment to improve transportation and mobility across Miami-Dade County for residents, workers, and visitors.Read Spanish press release.

Mom and Pop Small Business Grants

Mom and Pop application information coming soon. 

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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