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Mayor of City of Miami


City of Miami Mayor
Mayor Manuel Diaz

Mayor Manuel A. Diaz

E-mail: mannydiaz@ci.miami.fl.us
(305)250-5300 VOICE
(305)858-5332 TTY
305)854-4001 FAX

Location: City Hall
Address: 3500 Pan American Drive Miami , FL 33133-5595

Born on November 5, 1954, in Havana, Cuba, Diaz immigrated to the United States with his mother, Elisa, in 1961.  Growing up in Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood, Diaz attended Belen Jesuit Prep School, Miami-Dade College, Florida International University and the University of Miami’s School of Law.

Diaz is a partner in the law firm of Diaz & O’Naghten, L.L.P. He is married to Robin Smith and has four children; Manny, Natalie, Bobby, and Elisa. He also has three grandsons, Colin, Gavin and Manny.

Elected 2001

Relected 2005

The mayor will be leaving office in 2009 because of term limits

Direct Link to the Mayor's Website


Miami's Diaz offers mayors' wish list to Obama - December 11, 2008 - From his post atop the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Miami Mayor Manny Diaz has offered President-elect Barack Obama a Christmas wish list for the ages.

City marks the 20th Anniversary of World AIDS Day with Candelight Ceremony and Treelighting - November 21, 2008 - Mayor Manny Diaz invites the community to join him and the City Commisssion to commemorate World AIDS Day on Monday, December 1, 2008 with a candlelight memorial and tree lighting ceremony at the Miami Riverside Center at 5:00pm. This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the international commitment to stopping the spread of AIDS worldwide.

Mayor Diaz Named Among America's Best Leaders  - November 20, 2008 - Mayor Diaz has been named one of America’s Best Leaders for 2008 by the U.S. News Media Group, one of the nation’s leading sources of news analysis and service journalism, in association with the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School (CPL). U.S. News and Harvard’s CPL convened and organized a nonpartisan and independent committee to select the leaders. The selection criteria used by the committee in choosing the honorees included the ability to set direction, achieve results, and cultivate a culture of growth.

Mayor Diaz & Superintendent Carvalho KickOff the 2nd Class of ELEVATE MIAMI -   November 19, 2008 - Mayor Diaz announced his goal to double the success of Elevate Miami's Inaugural Class with 1200 families to earn computers this academic year. The Mayor was joined by Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS) Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho, two ELEVATE MIAMI alumni and 200 sixth grade students at a rally at Jose De Diego Middle School to celebrate the program, part of the City of Miami's Education Compact with MDCPS.

The Asia America Equity Exchange establishes first U.S. office in the City of Miami -  November 19, 2008 - The Asia America Equity Exchange (AAEE), a partner of the China Beijing Equity Exchange (CBEX), announced today the establishment of its first ever U.S. office in Miami at special ceremony hosted by Miami Dade College (MDC). AAEE’s Miami location will promote Chinese investment here in Miami and throughout the Americas while also providing Americas-based international companies and investors access to the Chinese market.

HISPANIC ELECTED LOCAL OFFICIALS (HELO) Honor Mayor at National League of Cities Meeting  - November 14, 2008 - Mayor Diaz joins thousands of fellow elected officials to urge support for the Mayor's Mainstreet Stimulus Plan at the National League of Cities (NLC) meeting in Orlando today. The Mayor will also receive the Hispanic Elected Local Officials (HELO) 2008 Municipal Leader of the Year Award for having been one of the nation's most accomplished and influential leaders in strengthening the quality of life and economic vitality of our nation's cities and towns.

City of Miami and Miami-Dade County Officials Inaugurate the Moving Wall Veterans Memorial -    November 7, 2008 - The City of Miami Mayor Manny Diaz and City Commission Chairman Joe Sanchez today joined Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Alvarez and Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz for the Opening Ceremony of the Moving Wall, a half-size replica of Washington, DC’s Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

NEW AFFORDABLE RENTAL BUILDING OPENS ITS DOORS IN THE CITY OF MIAMI - November 5, 2008 - Miami, FL -- City of Miami officials including Mayor Manny Diaz, Commissioners Marc Sarnoff, District 2, and Tomas Regalado, District 4, as well as City Manager Pete Hernandez, joined developers Carlisle Development Group and Carrfour Supportive Housing, for the grand opening ceremony of the Royalton, an affordable rental building for low-income persons in the heart of the Downtown Historic District. 

The City of Miami and World Vision Announce Partnership to Bring Relief to Haiti - October 30, 2008 - The City of Miami and World Vision, an international relief organization, are proud to announce a long-term partnership to bring relief to Haiti as the country moves into its recovery rebuilding efforts after being struck by a series of devastating hurricanes.

Mark Your Calendars, Bike Miami is Coming! -    October 30, 2008 - Join City of Miami Mayor Manny Diaz, a free and family friendly event for bicyclists, skaters, and walkers to explore the city in a whole new way on Sunday, November 9, from 10 am to 3 pm. Bike Miami is an initiative by the Mayor to promote bicycling, liveable streets and the growing urban neighborhood of downtown Miami. The event will close Flagler Street from the Courthouse to Bayfront Park, as well as South Miami Avenue from 10th street (Mary Brickell Village) to SE 4th street and then north on 1st Avenue to Flagler for bicyclists, walkers, and skaters. This way, the public can enjoy downtown in a fun, safe, and completely free way.

Mayor Diaz Puts a Spotlight on Poverty - October 28, 2008 - Mayor Diaz is featured on the SpotlightOnPoverty.org website for his work to raise the issue of poverty to the forefront of presidential campaign dialogue. His piece: Remediating and Reducing Poverty: A Mayor’s Plan for the National Agenda is also available here.

Miami Youth Council Holds Mock Commission Meeting at City Hall - October 24, 2008 - High school students took on the role of our government officials during the Miami Youth Council Mock Commission Meeting as part of a City of Miami program to familiarize students with local government. “It is important for these students to see how government works, and to learn about their local government,” said Mayor Diaz. “These children are out future leaders and this is the best way to get them involved form an early age.”





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