Commissioner Danielle Cohen Higgins

Danielle Cohen Higgins was elected as the District 8 Commissioner on the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners on August 23, 2022. She was originally appointed to office on December 7, 2020.

Cohen Higgins is a mother of two young children, wife, attorney, and small business owner. As a first-generation American, she is the daughter of Jamaican immigrants who came to the United States in search of better opportunities and the American Dream. From extremely humble beginnings, she was born at the County's public hospital, attended all Miami-Dade County Public Schools, and spent the early part of her life in what is now public housing. She graduated high school in the top 2 percent of her class earning a scholarship to the University of Florida where she became a University Scholar. She is the first in her family to attend and graduate college.
About Commissioner Cohen Higgins
Commissioner Danielle Higgins

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News & Events

Commissioner Danielle Cohen Higgins announces the Street Naming Ceremony to honor Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson

Justice Jackson is not only the first black woman to sit on the Supreme Court, she is also the first Supreme Court Justice from Miami-Dade County. Justice Jackson was raised in South Dade where both her parents still reside. This street naming allows Miami-Dade County and South Dade to recognize and honor the incredible accomplishments of Justice Jackson. The ceremony will take place at the Dennis C. Moss Cultural Arts Center on March 6. You must RSVP no later than March 3 to [email protected] 

Commissioner Danielle Cohen Higgins applauds additional funding for Biscayne Bay Water Quality Projects

Governor Ron DeSantis announced $22.7 million to support water quality improvements through the Biscayne Bay Grant Program. This includes $14.5 million to Miami-Dade County for water quality characterization and pollution reduction projects, along with over $8 million to other municipalities within the County, including $700,000 awarded to the Town of Cutler Bay for wetland restoration.

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