Miami City Manager Arthur Noriega was appointed as the administrative head of Miami-Dade County’s most populous city in February 2020. Mr. Noriega oversees 4,381 employees with an operating budget of $1.165 billion. An executive with a strong background in construction, operations and urban development projects, Mr. Noriega previously headed the Miami Parking Authority for 20 years.
As the MPA's Chief Executive Officer, Noriega oversaw all of the parking and enforcement operations in a major metropolitan city. Mr. Noriega also acted as a strong advocate in the promotion of public and private sector joint ventures, while maintaining an excellent working relationship with local elected and government officials, as well as development authorities.
As head of the Miami Parking Authority, he oversaw a staff of 195 employees and an operation that generates well over $60 million in parking revenue. Mr. Noriega was responsible for unprecedented revenue growth at the Authority, as well as the development of the City’s seven newly constructed public garages. He also led pre-development efforts for two additional public/private joint venture developments within Miami’s Central Business District and another in Coconut Grove. Prior to his position at the Miami Parking Authority, Mr. Noriega was a developer at both The Carlisle Group and the Cornerstone Group, where he worked with local municipalities and Community Development Corporations (CDC’s) across Florida to create urban development projects. Before that, he worked as Director of Planning and Development with the Authority.
An Economics graduate of the University of South Florida, with professional certifications from Tulane and the Kellogg School at Northwestern University, Mr. Noriega is a dedicated community leader and volunteer. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce and the South Florida Progress Foundation. He is a member of the Orange Bowl Committee and continues to be a partner at Miami Northwestern High School. Mr. Noriega is a graduate of Leadership Florida’s 26th Class and is a former member of the regional council.