Commissioner Christine King, District 5

District 5

Christine King is the elected official for District 5.

  • Telephone305-250-5390

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Christine King has proudly served the community for many years and is known for her passion to serve. Before becoming an attorney, Christine worked as Chief of Constituent Services for a Miami-Dade County Commissioner and later as an executive with the Community Action Agency (CAA). Her career with the county spanned eighteen years.

Commissioner King serves as the City of Miami Commissioner for District Five representing Liberty City, Little Haiti, Model City, and Overtown.

City of Miami Chairwoman and District 5 Commissioner Christine King

City of Miami Chairwoman and District 5 Commissioner Christine King is passionate about serving the public and has been since an early age. Born in Guyana, she moved to Miami at age five. She would go on to serve her community as Chief of Constituent Services for a Miami-Dade County Commissioner and later as an executive with the Community Action Agency (CAA). Subsequently, she studied at Nova Southeastern University earning her Juris Doctor Degree and became a practicing attorney. She most recently served as President and CEO of the Martin Luther King Economic Development Corporation, where she managed meaningful community programs like ‘Wheels to Work’ which addresses transportation hardships for families in need of vehicles to function within their daily lives.

In November 2021, when Commissioner King entered office, she was the first Guyanese American to be elected in the City of Miami and the first female to be named Chairwoman of the Commission. Her mission for District 5 is for the community to be known for its culture, vibrancy, and diversity – not for poverty or crime. With this mission in mind, she is working to make a lasting impression for future District 5 Commissioners to continue her legacy.

Early in her role, she began making significant strides in transforming her priorities into accomplishments. She continues to focus on increasing the availability of affordable and workforce housing, addressing climate change along with sea level rise, and supporting the creation and maintenance of elderly and child community services. Only days into office, Commissioner King voted in favor of the Miami Forever Carbon Neutral program, officially placing the Magic City on a course to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. She invested more than $750,000 in programs and services that support District 5 families, to create wealth through employment opportunities, housing provision, and education. She also brought immense attention to the City’s homelessness crisis by supporting the Functional Zero initiative and Lotus House endeavors. She has placed immense focus on the affordable housing crisis by sponsoring programs like the First Time Home Ownership Program which works to create generational wealth for district residents, co-sponsoring legislation to continue the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERA-2), and approving funding for the Overtown CRA to provide rental assistance to Overtown residents.

Commissioner King believes that when a community is surrounded by beauty, it instills a sense of unity and respect, not just for the land but for one another. To that end, she continues her efforts to beautify the city through actions such as personally monitoring illegal dumping reports, overseeing the installation of new street landscaping within the District and installation of banners in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., along the boulevard bearing his name. She also encourages residents to voice their concerns about issues, or share their thoughts directly with her without an appointment on “Constituent Tuesdays,” which occur the first Tuesday of every month. Commissioner King is not a politician. She is a public servant on a mission to improve the lives of residents within District 5 and the City of Miami, as a whole. She is committed to continuing her work with other community leaders and stakeholders toward the rehabilitation, renovation, and revitalization of District 5 both now and for many years to come.

For concerns, meeting requests, and general inquiries, please submit to

Yvette Harrell 
Chief of Staff 

Ellaneese Forde
Senior Executive Officer

Donald Douglas
Commission Aide 

Casan Sylvain
Administrative Assistant

Christina Gonzalez
Communications Specialist

Ricky DeRae
Director of Interfaith Relations


Liberty City

Liberty City

6140 NW 7th Avenue
Miami, FL 33127
Phone: 305-960-4920
Hours: (M-F) 9 AM-5PM

Nicole Richard
Commission Aide

Little Haiti

6301 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33138
Phone: 305-960-4660
Hours: (M-F) 9AM-5PM

Derick Noel
Commission Aide

Samantha Woods
Commission Aide

Little Haiti Commander Robert Laurenceau (
Ofc. Finlay Duclos (
Ofc. Pierre Jean-Gilles (

Model City

1350 NW 50th Street
Miami, FL 33150
Phone: 305-960-2990
Hours: (M-F) 9AM-5PM

Andrea Copeland
Commission Aide

Adrian Gates
Commission Aide


819 NW 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33136
Phone: 305-960-5133
Hours: (M-F) 9AM-5PM

Pamela Nottage
District Development Coordinator

Overtown Commander Katherine Baker (

Neighborhood Resource Officers:
Ofc. Dairon Williams, (
Ofc. Yanier Betancourt, (


101 NW 34th Street
Miami, FL 33127
Phone: 305-960-2904
Hours: (M-F) 9AM-5PM

Laveyna Whitehead
Commission Aide

Noel Cruz
Commission Aide

Wynwood/Edgewater Commander Conrad Chin-Quee (

Neighborhood Resource Officers:
Ofc.  Jorge Agrait (

Upper East Side

6599 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33138
Phone: 305-960-5118
Hours: (M-F) 9AM-5PM

Erica Taylor
Commission Aide

Upper East Side Commander Conrad Chin-Quee (

Neighborhood Resource Officers:
Ofc. Kaydy Lainez (         
Ofc. Raymond Alvarez (

Below, please find a list of the parks in D5. Or, view The City's full park directory

Lummus Park
360 NW 3 St
Miami 33128

Theodore Gibson Park
350 NW 13 St
Miami 33136

Athalie Range Park
525 NW 62 St
Miami 33150

Roberto Clemente Park
101 NW 34 St
Miami 33127

Moore Park/Ashe-Buchholz Tennis Center
765 NW 36 St
Miami 33127 

Charles Hadley Park
1350 NW 50 St
Miami 33142

African Square Park
1466 NW 62 St
Miami 33147

Little Haiti Soccer Park
6301 NE 2 Ave
Miami 33138

Legion Memorial Park
6447 NE 7 Ave
Miami 33138

1901 N Miami Ave
Miami 33136
Phone: 305-569-3902 

701 NW 36th St
Miami 33127
Phone: 305-569-3906

69 NE 62nd St
Miami 33138
Phone: 305-569-3909

1455 NW 46th St
Miami 33142

990 NE 79 St
Miami 33138
Phone: 305-569-3913

Below, you'll find the libraries located in D5. You can view more information on the Miami-Dade County Public Library website. 

Lemon City
430 NE 61 St
Miami 33137
Phone: 305-757-0662

Culmer Overtown
350 NW 13 St
Miami 33136
Phone: 305-579-5322

Model City
2211 NW 54 St
Miami 33142

Edison Center
531 NW 62 St
Miami 33150
Phone: 305-757-0668

Little River
160 NE 79 St
Miami 33138
Phone: 305-751-8689