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About Thrive305

Thrive305 is the largest public engagement initiative in Miami-Dade County government history. The guiding principle behind Thrive305 is simple – that government works best when it’s driven, informed, and led by the people who it represents.
Thrive 305 Goals
Thrive305 launched in January 2021 with the following goals:
  • Strengthen community partners working on behalf of marginalized communities by creating opportunities for collaboration with County government.
  • Ensure that resident priorities and ideas identified through the Thrive305 process are meaningfully incorporated into the workings of government, including the County’s budget and strategic planning process.
  • Gather hard data – both qualitative and quantitative – on resident priorities across all Miami-Dade County communities around key policy issues, with a focus on the County’s most pressing challenges.
  • Empower residents to inform, inspire, and hold County government​ accountable to the residents.
Timeline of Key Activities
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Mayor's Division of Innovation and Performance
Primary government lead responsible for overseeing the Thrive305 initiative.
About Innovation and Performance
Partner Collaboration
Thrive305 is a partnership between Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, the Miami Foundation, a coalition of philanthropic organizations and the contributions of over 50 civic organizations.
About Our Partners
Civic Partners
50+ civic organizations were identified as collectively representing the diverse geographies, constituencies, and needs of County residents.
About Civic Partners
Countywide Survey
The Thrive305 countywide survey was the largest, most representative public issues-oriented survey in Miami-Dade County history.
About the Survey
Thrive305 Ambassadors
The Thrive305 team identified and trained a cohort of over 250 County employees from across departments, disciplines, and levels to actively participate as Thrive305 Ambassadors.
About the Ambassadors
Civic Week
500+ residents from across Miami-Dade joined in conversation to discuss the survey findings and to share stories and ideas to help the Thrive305 team define actions for this plan.
About Civic Week
Action Plan Workshops
The workshops brought together the region's top policy experts and County leaders to discuss community priorities from Civic Week and to provide recommendations for the Action Plan.
About the Workshops
Strategic Plan Alignment
The Mayor's Division of Innovation and Performance used Thrive305 data on community priorities to inform the development of a new set of objectives that the updated Strategic Plan will aim to advance.
About the Strategic Plan
Mayor's Division of Innovation and Performance
Knight Foundation
The Miami Foundation for a Greater Miami
Allegany Franciscan Ministries
Ford Foundation
Health Foundation of South Florida
Jose Milton Foundation
The Shepard Broad Foundation