Commissioner Keon Hardemon

Commission Chairman

Commissioner Keon Hardemon is the elected official for District 5.

KeonHardemon pic.jpgCommissioner Keon Hardemon was born in Miami, Florida where his family stressed to him the core values that remain true to him today: the importance of education, integrity, and service to the community. His first home was in the James E. Scott Public Housing Development in the Liberty City area of Miami-Dade County. He was raised in Liberty City neighborhood and is the epitome of the idiom that “It takes a village to raise a child”. As a product of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools System, he graduated Charles R. Drew Elementary School, Charles R. Drew Middle School, and Miami Northwestern Senior High School.

Commissioner Hardemon - MLK Wheels to Work Program

Families were surprised with their very own cars as a part of the anti-poverty program.

Commissioner Hardemon celebrated four installments of the MLK Wheels to Work program with the Martin Luther King Economic Development Center (MLKEDC).

Overtown Tree Lighting

Children enjoy the man-made snow in the streets of Overtown during the annual Historic Overtown Tree Lighting Ceremony.

Children enjoy the man-made snow in the streets of Overtown during the annual Historic Overtown Tree Lighting Ceremony.

Miami Anti-Poverty Initiative

Chairman Hardemon allocated $100,000 to the Jessie Trice Community Health Care System to facilitate an Oral Health Care Initiative for residents.

Chairman Hardemon allocated $100,000 to the Jessie Trice Community Health Care System to facilitate an Oral Health Care Initiative for residents.

Town Park Plaza South Rehabilitation Project

This will completely restore 169 units for the residents of this community which will beautify the area and improve living conditions.

The Town Park Plaza South Rehabilitation Project will completely restore 169 units for the residents of this community. Preserving and beautifying this community will improve living conditions for these residents.

Holidays

Chairman Hardemon shares the holiday spirit within the streets of Historic Overtown.

Chairman Hardemon shares the holiday spirit within the streets of Historic Overtown.

Newly Renovated Alleyways in District 5

The alleyways received a deep cleaning and have newly paved roads with street markers and speed bumps as well as LED lighting.

New Alleyways

Chairman Keon Hardemon
3500 Pan American Drive
Miami, FL 33133 
Office (305) 250-5390

James McQueen
Chief of Staff
JMcQueen@miamigov.com
(305) 250-5390

Natalya Sangster 
Office Manager 
NSangster@miamigov.com 
305-250-5390   

*Please submit all meeting requests via e-mail to NSangster@MiamiGov.com 

Santiana Lewis
Community Liaison
SLewis@MiamiGov.com
305-250-5398

Jenny Bonostro
Community Liaison
JBonostro@MiamiGov.com
305-250-5394

Jill-Ann Guttentag
Community Liaison
JGuttentag@MiamiGov.com
305-250-5391

As Chairman of the Miami City Commission, Commissioner Hardemon successfully advocated support from his fellow board members for the creation of a $1,000,000 fund to feed families throughout the City of Miami during the COVID-19 pandemic by providing meal vouchers for hot meals at restaurants of their choice.

To date, The City has provided over 35,000 meal vouchers to residents. This initiative stimulates business for our local restaurants and provides comforting hot meals for families during the pandemic. 

Meal voucher flier

Commissioner Keon Hardemon was born in Miami, Florida where his family stressed to him the core values that remain true to him today: the importance of education, integrity, and service to the community. His first home was in the James E. Scott Public Housing Development in the Liberty City area of Miami-Dade County. He was raised in Liberty City neighborhood and is the epitome of the idiom that “It takes a village to raise a child”. As a product of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools System, he graduated Charles R. Drew Elementary School, Charles R. Drew Middle School, and Miami Northwestern Senior High School.

After graduating from Miami Northwestern, Commissioner Hardemon enrolled at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU). At FAMU, he was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated and served the FAMU student body in a myriad of appointed and elected positions. However, he was most notably known as the Student Government Association’s Senate President. Mr. Hardemon graduated from FAMU with a Bachelors Degree in Business Management and a Masters in Business Administration.

Upon graduating, he returned home to Miami-Dade County to work for Pfizer, a Fortune 500 firm, but later resigned to enroll in law school at the University Of Miami School Of Law (UM). Amongst other activities at UM, he was the Black Law Students Association Vice-President, the Parliamentarian for the Student Bar Association, a member of the Center for Ethics and Public Service, and was the first student to successfully argue a motion before a Circuit Court Judge that helped save the life of a man that was facing the death penalty.

Currently, the Commissioner is a member of the Florida Bar Association, the American Bar Association, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Wilkie D. Ferguson Bar Association, FAMU Alumni Association, and the UM Alumni Association. He was most recently an Assistant Public Defender at the Law Offices of the Public Defender Carlos Martinez where he represented hundreds of clients from the Miami-Dade County Community.