Saturday, February 6, 2010
Mini -Bio Carlos Alvarez
Miami-Dade County Mayor
Re-elected overwhelmingly by voters to a second term on August 26, 2008, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Alvarez continues to usher in a new era of integrity and accountability in local government.
Mayor Alvarez oversees the day-to-day operations of Miami-Dade County government which employs more than 30,000 employees and operates with a budget of $7 billion dollars. The Mayor is responsible for the management of all administrative departments within the County, following a decision made by voters in January 23, 2007, to change the way Miami-Dade County government was run.
His priorities include keeping the County's two largest economic engines - the Airport and Seaport - competitive; stimulating the economy by championing public infrastructure projects, including a Marlins Baseball Stadium and a Port Tunnel; and, holding the Urban Development Boundary to prevent urban sprawl. Mayor Alvarez has also been an advocate for senior citizens and individuals suffering from mental illness.
Mayor Alvarez first entered elected office on November 16, 2004, after a distinguished 28-year public service career in the Miami-Dade Police Department.