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Commissioner Eileen Higgins

Welcome to District 5, the heart of the Miami-Dade County!

From historic neighborhoods to sweeping bay, river, and ocean views, the eclectic mix of District 5 embodies the best Miami-Dade has to offer residents and visitors alike.

This vibrant district includes the cities of Miami and Miami Beach, including the urban neighborhoods of Brickell and Downtown; the working, industrial Miami River; tree-lined Coral Way neighborhoods like The Roads, Silver Bluff and Shenandoah; the South and Mid parts of Miami Beach; and Little Havana and West Flagler, the colorful center of Hispanic culture.

We invite you to join our team in creating the story of Miami’s present and future together. Learn more on how District 5 is serving you by searching legislation, latest news and events, and all county services.

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County Commission approves LGBTQ Advisory Board sponsored by Commissioner Eileen Higgins

At its October 3, 2019 meeting, the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners approved the creation of an LGBTQ Advisory Board sponsored by Commissioner Eileen Higgins, District 5. The Advisory Board will serve to address quality of life issues and propose policy recommendations to address social, economic, cultural, and political problems facing the LGBTQ community. (HS/EHS) program.

Beacon Counil's Miami Community Ventures Program receives 1 million in County Buget through Community Disparities Subcommittee

The Community Disparities Subcommittee, chaired by Commissioner Eileen Higgins, has been allocated $1 million in the County budget to expand the Miami Community Ventures (MCV) program to 200 families. The expansion of the program will target families enrolled in the local Head Start/Early Head Start (HS/EHS) program.

Installation ceremony for Commissioner Higgins

The installation ceremony for newly elected County Commissioner Eileen Higgins of District 5 was held on Tuesday, July 10 at 10 a.m. in the Commission Chambers at the Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW 1st Street, 2nd Floor.
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