Commissioner Danielle Cohen Higgins

Danielle Cohen Higgins is a mother, attorney and small business owner proudly representing District 8 on the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners.

The daughter of Jamaican immigrants who came to the United States in search of better opportunities, she was born at Jackson Memorial Hospital and spent part of her early years living in what is now a Section 8 housing complex called Milton Manors.
About Commissioner Cohen Higgins
Commissioner Danielle Higgins

Inside District 8

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District 8 encompass a significant portion of southeastern Miami-Dade County.

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Legislation Sponsored

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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Legislative Information Center

Miami-Dade County's Legislative Information Center provides a variety of information about the County's legislative process.


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


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

News & Events

Commissioner Danielle Cohen Higgins and Commissioner Rebeca Sosa urge prioritization of COVID-19 vaccines for teachers, law enforcement and other frontline workers

District 8 Commissioner Danielle Cohen Higgins and District 6 Commissioner Rebeca Sosa introduced a piece of legislation aimed at overcoming the COVID-19 crisis, by ramping up protection for some of the community’s most high-risk groups.

Commissioner Danielle Cohen Higgins successfully passes resolution exploring use of at-home COVID-19 testing

In her first legislative action, Danielle Cohen Higgins, Miami-Dade County Commissioner for District 8, introduced a resolution urging the County Mayor to explore expanding COVID-19 testing options to include diagnostic self-testing, at home, with rapid results.

New County Mayor, Commissioners sworn into office

The five newly elected members of the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners, as well as a reelected commissioner, were sworn in at a ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 17 in the Stephen P. Clark Center Commission Chambers. Mayor Daniella Levine Cava was sworn in as Miami-Dade County Mayor at 3:30 p.m. at the Adrienne Arsht Center.


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