Commissioner Manolo Reyes, District 4

Commissioner

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

 

 

 

 

District 4 Farm Share

Commissioner Reyes, during a Farm Share event in West End Park.

Farm Share

Autism Awareness

Commissioner Reyes visiting with exhibitors during District 4 First
Annual Autism Awareness event.

Autism Awareness

Three Kings Parade

Commissioner Reyes presenting a Proclamation and Key to the City at the 2019 Three Kings Parade.

Three Kings Parade

Senior Center

Commissioner Reyes greeting an elderly resident during the inauguration of the Bus Shelter at Badia Senior C

Senior Center

Flagami Trolley

Commissioner Reyes riding the Flagami trolley.

Flagami Trolley

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.

 

District 4 Staff Members

NAME TITLE E-MAIL

Manolo Reyes

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Commissioner

mreyes@miamigov.com

Esteban (Steven) Ferreiro 

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Chief of Staff

eferreiro@miamigov.com

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

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Chief Legislative and
Policy Advisor

d4rafaelsuarez-rivas@miamigov.com

 Maria Fernanda Silva

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 Communications Director  Mfernanda@miamigov.com

David Garcia

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Community Liaison

dgarcia@miamigov.com

Jose Marrero

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Special Project
Coordinator

jmarrero@miamigov.com

Olga Bello

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Commissioners Aide

obello@miamigov.com

Jenny Schloeter

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Commissioners Aide

jschloeter@miamigov.com

Carmen Rodriguez

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Commissioners Aide

Crodriguez@miamigov.com

 Anna C. Fernandez

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 District Director - Coral Way  AnnaFernandez@miamigov.com

Ana Rodriguez

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 District Director - Flagami  Arodriguez@miamigov.com

 

Luisa Perez 

Commissioner Aide - Flagami

 
LuisaPerez@miamigov.com  

Christina Casanova

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 Commissioner Aide  ccasanova@miamigov.com

 Celso Ahumada

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 Commissioner Aide-Coral Way CAhumada@miamigov.com

Commissioner Reyes District Offices

Coral Way District Office

1415 SW 32nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33145
Tel: 305-960-5131
Hours: (M-F), 8 a - 4 p

Contact:Anna C. Fernandez
District Director - Coral Way
AnnaFernandez@miamigov.com

Celso Ahumada
Commissioner Aide - Coral Way
Cahumada@miamigov.com

Flagami District Office

6030 SW 2nd Street
Miami, FL, 33144
Tel: 305-960-2985
Hours: (M-F), 8a - 4 p

Contact: Ana Rodriguez
District Director - Flagami
ARodriguez@Miamigov.com

Luisa Perez
Commissioner Aide - Flagami
LuisaPerez@miamigov.com

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.