Office of the Mayor, Carlos A. Gimenez
Miami-Dade County Partners with American Cancer Society on Cancer Prevention Study-3
Miami-Dade County is partnering with the American Cancer Society as it looks to local residents to help finish the fight against cancer by reaching full enrollment in a historic research study. Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3) will give scientists a better understanding of cancer causes and prevention. "
"By joining this study, people can literally help save lives, giving future generations more time with families and friends,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez. "As the American Cancer Society celebrates its 100th birthday in 2013, I can think of no more valuable contribution to the cancer fight.
The Society is looking for local men and women between the ages of 30 and 65 from various racial/ethnic backgrounds with no personal history of cancer to help reach full enrollment of at least 300,000 people.
Miami-Dade County hosted First Annual Spring Into Wellness Mega Fair
Miami-Dade County hosted its first annual Spring into Wellness Mega at the Stephen P. Clark Center. County employees, residents and visitors had the opportunity to participate in fun and engaging wellness activities coordinated by County departments, non-for profit organizations and local vendors, who shared products and educational material to promote healthy lifestyles.
Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez leads business development mission to Spain
The Economic Development and International Trade unit of the Miami-Dade County’s Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources is organizing a business development mission to Madrid and Barcelona, Spain June 8-15.
The objective of the mission is to further strengthen business ties between Spain and Miami-Dade, and is designed to provide local private sector participants joining the mission with opportunities to develop their commercial activities with Spanish companies.
“I am excited about leading this important business development mission to Spain, a country with a large business and corporate presence in Miami-Dade,” said Mayor Gimenez. “I am particularly proud that we will be going there during this year when the State of Florida celebrates the 500th anniversary of the landing of Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon in Florida”, Mayor Gimenez said.
Joint Roundtable on Youth Safety Board of County Commissioners Presentation
The Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners presented a proclamation to the County and Miami-Dade County Public Schools, as well as certificates of appreciation for the co-chairs of the working groups that participated in the Mayor’s Joint Roundtable on Youth Safety.
Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez's FY 2013-14 Budget Address
In compliance with the County Charter, I am pleased to deliver this budget address to inform you of my budget priorities for the coming year.
Let me begin by thanking you for your confidence in me. My re-election showed that you support our efforts to improve the management of Miami-Dade County and share my vision for our future. Miami-Dade will be a dynamic global community: a center for investment, commerce, arts and culture with a vibrant, diverse and sustainable economy.
Miami-Dade County chosen to receive first-ever Federal grant for domestic violence prevention
The United States Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) has announced that Miami-Dade County is one of 12 counties and cities around the country to receive a grant ranging from $100,000 to $200,000, for an initiative to prevent and reduce domestic violence and domestic violence related homicides.
The grant comes from the first-ever Domestic Violence Homicide Prevention Demonstration Initiative, created by the OVW, to help minimize domestic violence homicides by effectively identifying potential victims and monitoring high-risk offenders.
Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez statement regarding Dr. Joseph Davis
"I'm saddened to hear of Dr. Joseph Davis's death. He was a dedicated public servant and a pioneer in a profession that very few people have the fortitude or knowledge to take on. Dr. Davis used his vast experiences over four decades as our community's Medical Examiner to advocate for laws that keep all of us safer to this very day, a legacy that we are grateful for and one that his family is surely proud of. His legacy also lives on through the many professional careers he has influenced both locally and around the world."
Joint Roundtable on Youth Safety
|Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez together with Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho, hosted two joint roundtable discussions on Youth Safety with local officials. The Roundtable united local leaders, including Mayors and Police Chiefs of various municipalities within the Miami-Dade community, to work together on public safety initiatives in light of the recent senseless acts of violence that have affected our entire nation.|
Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez Kicks-Off "Bike305" Initiative
Starting in March, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez is partnering with the municipalities of Miami, Key Biscayne, Coral Gables, Pinecrest, Palmetto Bay, and Cutler Bay, with AvMed Health Plans as the sponsor to kick-off Bike305.
Bike305 is a collaborative initiative of Miami-Dade mayors forged by Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez that encourages residents to ride and walk the more than 27-mile stretch of paved trails along the eastern edge of the County.
Mayor's Elections Advisory Group
Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez announced the Mayor's Elections Advisory Group on Nov. 20. The group of well-respected citizens are working with the Mayor, as well as County Commissioners Lynda Bell, Sally A. Heyman, Dennis C. Moss and Rebeca Sosa, in an effort to find sensible, long-term solutions to the County’s recent elections challenges.
County Budget Adopted
|The FY 2012-13 budget continues to fulfill the promises I made to you during the past two years. This is a responsible budget that reduces the tax rate and property tax revenues while maintaining the current level of services and avoiding employee layoffs. Last year was just the beginning. We have made tremendous strides in fulfilling the promises made to our community. However, there is much more to be done.|
County Reorganization Plan
Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez’s reorganization plan will streamline communication and collaboration across departmental functional areas.
Mayor Installation Ceremony Takes Place
Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez is on the job and determined to deliver on his commitment to the community.
Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez Sworn Into Office
|Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez was sworn into office on July 1, 2011, at the Stephen P. Clark Center, in a private ceremony surrounded by his immediate family. Mayor Gimenez's Installation Ceremony took place on Wednesday, July 6 at 2 p.m., in the Board of County Commission Chambers at the Stephen P. Clark Center.|
About Our Mayor
Carlos A. Gimenez was elected as Miami-Dade County's Mayor on June 28, 2011. Prior to this election, Mayor Gimenez served on the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners for seven years.
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