Commissioner Manolo Reyes, District 4

Commissioner

2017-11-08 Manolo Reyes Official City Portrait copy.jpgIn November 2017, Commissioner Reyes was first elected to the City of Miami Commission by an overwhelming 57% of the vote and was reelected in 2019 without opposition. In December 2019, he was appointed by the majority of his colleagues to serve as the Chair of the Downtown Development Authority, a city instrumentality to assist in the promotion and development of Downtown Miami among other purposes. Commissioner Reyes has resided in District 4 for nearly five decades with his wife Selva “Chacha” Reyes. They are the proud parents of two adult children and grandparents to three boys.

Commissioner Manolo Reyes is a native of Victoria de Las Tunas, Cuba and migrated to the United States with his parents in 1959 seeking political refuge from Fidel Castro’s regime. Reyes’ father served as the last pre-Castro mayor of Victoria de Las Tunas. He soon received his undergraduate and post graduate degrees in economics at the University of Florida in Gainesville and is an active Gator Alumni in the South Florida community.

In the 1980s he launched his political career as a budget and finance administrator for the City of Miami, where he served as the principal economic analyst for the Overtown Park West Redevelopment Project, considered by many to be the initial and crucial program for the redevelopment of the Overtown Park West area near Downtown Miami. He later was the principal budget analyst for Miami Dade County Public Schools and served on the City of Miami Code Enforcement Board and the City of Miami’s Homeland Defense and Neighborhood Improvement Bond Issue Oversight Board.

Commissioner Reyes is a former small business owner. Having built a family business from the ground up, he knows what it takes to create jobs, keep costs down, and produce revenues. Commissioner Reyes also taught economics at Miami Dade College, and math and economics at Westland High School, where he led the school’s Florida International University (“FIU”) dual enrollment program in economics. In November 2017, Commissioner Reyes was first elected to the City of Miami Commission by an overwhelming 57% of the vote and was reelected in 2019 without opposition. In December 2019, he was appointed by the majority of his colleagues to serve as the Chair of the Downtown Development Authority, a city instrumentality to assist in the promotion and development of Downtown Miami among other purposes. Commissioner Reyes has resided in District 4 for nearly five decades with his wife Selva “Chacha” Reyes. They are the proud parents of two adult children and grandparents to three boys.

Recap, 2017-2019

Here are some of the successes that together we have accomplished for District 4 from 2017 to date. 

  • Worked with non-for-profits to provide much needed services to residents.
  • Provided 2,000+ families with food through the help of partners such as Farm Share.
  • Partnered with the Miami Foundation to expand the Elderly Assistance Program in District 4 that provides monetary relief to over 280 seniors.
  • Provided 3,000+ backpacks filled with supplies to children thanks to support from the private sector.
  • Secured more than $11,919,500 million for the Shenandoah Pool and Park enhancements, Coral Nook Park, Bay of Pig Memorial Park, West End Park, Bryan Park, Dog Run Park, and 3 new Mini Parks.
  • Established the first Solar Tree & Canopy renewable energy initiative with FPL at all city parks.
  • Worked with our Capital Improvement and Public Works Department to advance District 4 resident infrastructure projects in the pipeline for several years to finally get them from shovel ready to ground breaking.
  • Invested $3 million+ in repaving nearly 2 square miles of neighborhood streets.
  • $3.5 million in drainage improvements have been completed.
  • Approximately 60,114 linear feet (11.3 miles) of sidewalk improvements, repair and replacements have been completed.
  • Implemented the LED Street Light Conversion Program with FPL replacing 816 Lights installed and 852 currently being installed.
  • Secured more than $11 million for capital improvement projects in District 4 from the Miami Forever Bond/Reprogramming that occurred in December.
  • Initiated a District 4 Tree Planting consisting of Phase One 905 trees in the city right of ways with 470 of them planted already and Phase Two with approximately 375 trees in procurement.
  • These are just a few of the larger scale projects we have focused on, while never losing sight of the everyday issues that affect our residents, including code compliance, solid waste, permitting, transportation, property taxes, and even FPL bill issues.

 

See links to recent press releases from and about District 4.

  • El Comisionado Manolo Reyes de la Ciudad de Miami Distrito 4 presenta Noche de Película Gratis en un Parque 

https://mailchi.mp/07b4c034fd13/media-advisory-district-4-commissioner-manolo-reyes-presents-movie-night-in-a-park-758729 

  • District 4 Commissioner Manolo Reyes Presents Movie Night in a Park 

https://mailchi.mp/9eb9bdac70d5/media-advisory-district-4-commissioner-manolo-reyes-presents-movie-night-in-a-park 

  • El Comisionado Manolo Reyes de la Ciudad de Miami Distrito 4 presenta Noche de Película Gratis en un Parque 

https://mailchi.mp/cc5c339d75ef/media-advisory-district-4-commissioner-manolo-reyes-presents-movie-night-in-a-park-758773 

  • District 4 Commissioner Manolo Reyes Presents Movie Night in a Park 

https://mailchi.mp/a9af3d01472b/media-advisory-district-4-commissioner-manolo-reyes-presents-movie-night-in-a-park-758769 

  • District 4 Commissioner Manolo Reyes Presents Movie Night in a Park 

https://mailchi.mp/d722d27dbb3e/media-advisory-district-4-commissioner-manolo-reyes-presents-movie-night-in-a-park-758877 

  • Popular Miami Trolley expansion underway, City looking for resident input for new Flagami route 

https://mailchi.mp/3f0ceeafea3a/media-advisory-popular-miami-trolley-expansion-underway  

  • Julio Oscar Mechoso street designation Monday 

https://mailchi.mp/2af908928169/media-advisory-street-designation-for-miami-raised-character-actor-julio-oscar-mechoso 

  • New Flagami Trolley Route to begin service Monday 

https://mailchi.mp/d96592d2f449/media-advisory-one-bullet-kills-the-party-press-conference-fourth-of-july-holiday-759373  

  • Miami residents to vote on proposed Miami Freedom Park in November 

https://mailchi.mp/024fac44521b/media-advisory-miami-residents-to-vote-on-miami-freedom-park-in-november  

  • Solar Trees Coming soon to City of Miami Parks/ Part of Renewable Energy Initiative proposed by Commissioner Manolo Reyes 

https://mailchi.mp/36149e1c55ea/news-release-solar-trees-coming-soon-to-city-of-miami-parks 

  • Commissioner Manolo Reyes to host free food distribution Saturday at West End Park 

https://mailchi.mp/miamigov.com/media-advisory-free-food-distribution-at-west-end-park 

  • Proposed Budget community meeting Thursday at West End Park 

https://mailchi.mp/miamigov.com/city-of-miami-proposed-budget-community-meeting-at-west-end-park 

  • City of Miami Commission Condemns Chef Nusret Gökçe’s insensitivity to the suffering of the people of Cuba and Venezuela 

https://mailchi.mp/miamigov.com/city-of-miami-commission-condemns-chef-nusret-gkes-insensitivity-to-the-suffering-of-the-people-of-cuba-and-venezuela 

  • Groundbreaking ceremony for roadway improvements in District 4 

https://mailchi.mp/miamigov.com/youre-invited-to-a-groundbreaking-ceremony-in-district-4 

  • Commissioner Manolo Reyes invites you to a groundbreaking ceremony 

https://mailchi.mp/miamigov.com/media-advisory-commissioner-manolo-reyes-invites-you-to-a-groundbreaking-ceremony 

  • Miami Commission approves Code Relief Program and expedited review of Building plans 

https://mailchi.mp/miamigov.com/media-releasemiami-commission-approves-code-relief-program-and-expedited-review-of-building-plans 

  • Commissioner Joe Carollo invites you to the unveiling of the flag of Little Havana 

https://mailchi.mp/miamigov.com/media-advisorycommissioner-joe-carollo-invites-you-to-the-unveiling-of-the-flag-of-little-havana 

  • Commissioner Manolo Reyes to host second annual Spectrum Fair 

https://mailchi.mp/miamigov.com/media-advisorycommissioner-manolo-reyes-to-host-second-annual-spectrum-fair 

  • Museum Park to be renamed Maurice A. Ferré Park 

https://mailchi.mp/miamigov.com/media-advisorymuseum-park-to-be-renamed-maurice-a-ferr-park 

  • 24-Foot-Tall “Solar Tree” Takes Root at Bay of Pigs Memorial Park 

https://mailchi.mp/miamigov.com/24-foot-tall-solar-tree-takes-root-at-bay-of-pigs-memorial-park 

  • Commissioner Manolo Reyes Celebrates Earth Day with Tree Planting Ceremony 

https://mailchi.mp/miamigov.com/24-foot-tall-solar-tree-takes-root-at-bay-of-pigs-memorial-park-760657  

  • Community Meeting on Reducing Residential Speed Limits Tonight 

https://mailchi.mp/miamigov.com/news-release-miami-announces-mosquito-control-plan-760773 

  • Miami Commission approves one-year pilot program for Little Community Libraries 

https://mailchi.mp/miamigov.com/news-release-city-of-miami-commission-approves-one-year-pilot-program-for-little-community-libraries 

  • Commissioner Manolo Reyes presents Latin Jazz in the Park 

https://mailchi.mp/miamigov.com/commissioner-manolo-reyes-presents-latin-jazz-in-the-park 

  • El Comisionado Manolo Reyes Presenta Jazz Latino en el Parque 

https://mailchi.mp/miamigov.com/el-comisionado-manolo-reyes-presenta-jazz-latino-en-el-parque 

  • City Officials to Hold Memorial Ceremony for Former Miami Mayor Maurice Ferré 

https://mailchi.mp/miamigov.com/media-advisorycity-officials-to-hold-memorial-ceremony-for-former-miami-mayor-maurice-ferr 

  • Statement from Miami City Commissioner Manolo Reyes 

https://mailchi.mp/miamigov.com/statement-from-miami-city-commissioner-manolo-reyes 

  • Commissioner Manolo Reyes to Be Sworn In as Commissioner for City of Miami District 4 

https://mailchi.mp/miamigov.com/commissioner-manolo-reyes-to-be-sworn-in-as-commissioner-for-city-of-miami-district-4 

  • Mayor Francis Suarez to Announce New City of Miami Senior Rental Assistance Program 

https://mailchi.mp/miamigov.com/media-advisory-mayor-francis-suarez-to-announce-new-city-of-miami-senior-rental-assistance-program 

  • TONIGHT: Residents Invited to Attend Second West End Park Master Plan Meeting 

https://mailchi.mp/miamigov.com/24-foot-tall-solar-tree-takes-root-at-bay-of-pigs-memorial-park-761833  

  • Residents Invited to Celebrate Grand Opening of Two New Mini Parks in District 4 

https://mailchi.mp/miamigov.com/interested-in-business-opportunities-with-the-city-attend-industry-day-on-monday-762009 

  • Mayor Suarez, Commissioner Reyes & Commissioner Carollo Hosting Press Conference on Upcoming Anti-Communist Concert 

https://mailchi.mp/miamigov.com/interested-in-business-opportunities-with-the-city-attend-industry-day-on-monday-762065 

  • City Leaders, Emergency Managers Holding COVID-19 Coronavirus Press Conference Monday 

https://mailchi.mp/miamigov.com/media-advisory-mayor-suarez-to-announce-city-manager-selection-on-monday-762149  

  • Julio Balsera Street Co-designation 

https://mailchi.mp/miamigov.com/media-advisoryjulio-balsera-street-co-designation 

  • Commissioner Manolo Reyes Partners with The Home Depot to Donate N95 Face Masks to City of Miami Fire-Rescue 

https://mailchi.mp/miamigov.com/city-of-miami-declares-state-of-emergency-to-expedite-covid-19-coronavirus-response-762253 

  • El Comisionado de Miami Manolo Reyes se asocia con The Home Depot para donar máscaras faciales N95 para el rescate de bomberos de la Ciudad de Miami 

https://mailchi.mp/miamigov.com/el-comisionado-de-miami-manolo-reyes-se-asocia-con-the-home-depot-para-donar-mscaras-faciales-n95-para-el-rescate-de-bomberos-de-la-ciudad-de-miami  

  • City of Miami Commissioner Manolo Reyes  Joins Forces With Farm Share 

https://mailchi.mp/miamigov.com/media-advisorycity-of-miami-commissioner-manolo-reyes-joins-forces-with-farm-share 

  • COMISIONADO DE LA CIUDAD DE MIAMI , MANOLO REYES SE UNE A LOS ESFUERZOS DE FARM SHARE 

https://mailchi.mp/miamigov.com/0of0r10tht  

  • Commissioner Manolo Reyes to provide groceries to over 600 families 

https://mailchi.mp/miamigov.com/media-advisorycommissioner-manolo-reyes-to-provide-groceries-to-over-600-families-today 

  • City of Miami Officials Holding Media Availability Tomorrow Morning 

https://mailchi.mp/miamigov.com/media-advisory-mayor-francis-suarez-holding-media-availability-this-afternoon-763694 

District 4 Staff Members

NAME

TITLE

E-MAIL

Manolo Reyes

2017-11-08 Manolo Reyes Official City Portrait copy.jpg

Commissioner

mreyes@miamigov.com

Esteban (Steven) Ferreiro 

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Chief of Staff

eferreiro@miamigov.com

Rafael Suarez-Rivas, Esq., B.C.S.

Rafael Suarez-Rivas, Esq., B.C.S. Chief Legislative and Policy Adviser.jpg

Chief Legislative and
Policy Advisor

d4rafaelsuarez-rivas@miamigov.com

David Garcia

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Community Liason

dgarcia@miamigov.com

Jose Marrero

Jose Marrero Community Liason.jpg

Special Project
Coordinator

jmarrero@miamigov.com

Olga Bello

Olga Bello Administrative Aide.jpg

Commissioners Aide

obello@miamigov.com

Jenny Schloeter

Jennifer Schloeter.jpg

Commissioners Aide

jschloeter@miamigov.com

Carmen Rodriguez

Carmen Rodriguez Commission Aide.jpg

Commissioners Aide

Crodriguez@miamigov.com

The following City of Miami NET offices fall within the District 4 boundaries. Click on the office name to see location and details.

Flagami NET at Antonio Maceo Park

Coral Way at Coral Gate Park NET Office

Eleven of the City of Miami Parks reside within District 4.  Click on any highlighted park name for additional information.

Bay of Pigs
200 SW 56th Ave
Miami, FL 33134

Bryan Park
2301 SW 13th St. 
Miami, FL 33145 

Coral Gate Park 
1415 SW 32nd Ave 
Miami, FL 33145 

Fairlawn Community Park (coming soon)
601 SW 63rd Ct. 
Miami, FL 33144 

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Coral Nook Park  (Play Street)  
SW 5th St. & 31st Ave 
Miami, FL 33135 

Robert King High Park
7025 W. Flagler St. 
Miami, FL 33144 

Shanandoah Park
1800 SW 21st Ave 
Miami, FL 33145 

South Shenandoah Mini Park 
1197 SW 19th Ave 
Miami, FL 33135 
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Swannanoa Mini Park  
1301 SW 21st Ave 
Miami, FL 33145 
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Silver Bluff Park
1960 SW 24th St. 
Miami, FL  33145 

West End Park
6030 SW 2nd St. 
Miami, FL 33144 

The following City of Miami fire stations fall within the District 4 boundaries. Click on the station name to see location and details.

FIRE STATION #7

FIRE STATION #10

FIRE STATION #11

FIRE STATION #14

Libraries in The City of Miami fall under the umbrella of The Miami-Dade Library System.  Two libraries lie within the boundaries of District 4.
Click on the library name for more information. 

SHENANDOAH BRANCH LIBRARY
Shenandoah Library
2111 SW 19TH STREET 
MIAMI, FL.  33145

WEST FLAGLER BRANCH LIBRARY
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5050 W. FLAGLER STREET 
MIAMI, FL.  33134 

All public schools in The City of Miami fall under the umbrella of the Miami-Dade School system.