City Manager appoints new Director of Code Compliance
Published on January 10, 2019
(Miami, FL January 10, 2019) - City Manager Emilio T. Gonzalez has appointed Adele R. Valencia as Director of Code Compliance effective February 4, 2019. She will be responsible for leading the department in charge of enforcing the City's rules and regulations while improving the quality of life of our residents as well as beautifying the City's streets, business corridors, and neighborhoods in the City.
“I am confident that Adele R. Valencia – with her knowledge of legislative, government and policy practices – is the ideal person to lead our Code Compliance Department forward,” said City Manager Emilio Gonzalez. "This continues our practice of hiring well qualified professionals that are willing to dedicate their time to serve the residents of Miami."
Ms. Valencia served as Chief Operations Officer for County Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava since 2014 where she managed a one-million dollar budget and oversaw a number of initiatives and community partnerships focused on good government, quality of life and ensuring South Dade's fair share of resources. As the Code Director she will oversee 61 Code Compliance employees and manage a budget of almost $7 million.
"I am grateful to be joining a department of hard-working men and women advancing quality of life issues in the City of Miami, my long-time home and the place I’ve chosen to raise my children," said Adele Valencia.
Prior to joining Commissioner Cava, Ms. Valencia practiced criminal law at Forman Law Group. Ms. Valencia received her Juris Doctor from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, and her Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from the University of Miami.
She is licensed in California, Florida, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. She is also a member of the Florida Association of Women Lawyers and serves on the Executive Boards for the Miami chapters of both the New Leaders Council and the Younger Women’s Task Force. She is currently a Miami Fellow.