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

Inside District 8

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Legislation

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

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

News & Events

Hometown Heroes Parade Sponsorship Opportunities Available

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Danielle Cohen Higgins’ goal of redefining ‘hometown heroes’ is coming to fruition on Sunday, Oct. 30 with Miami-Dade County’s first-ever Hometown Heroes Parade and Family Fun Fest.

Those interested in sponsoring and being a part of this inaugural and hallmark event for Miami-Dade County and its first responders to review the sponsorship deck, and please contact the District 8 office at [email protected] or 305-375-5218.

Commissioner Danielle Cohen Higgins announces District 8 Art Competition: District 8 Creates!

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Danielle Cohen Higgins will be partnering with Miami-Dade County Public Schools to launch the District 8 Art Competition: District 8 Creates! High school students within District 8 public schools will be able to register their art pieces and earn the chance to have their works publicly displayed in a traveling exhibit and win a variety of prizes.
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