Manny Diaz served as the Mayor of the City of Miami from 2001-2009, where he developed a vision of Miami as an international City that embodies diversity, economic opportunity, effective customer service, and a highly rated quality of life.
- Currently Diaz is a Partner at Lydecker Diaz LLP in Miami
- During his terms as mayor he pursued improving the quality of life in the city, decreased crime rates that decreased for ten years in a row, and experienced a 5 percent growth in population
- Served as a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Trustees for the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM); serves as Chair of the Arts, Parks, Entertainment and Sports Committee, Co-Chair of the Faith-Based and Community Task Force for the USCM; and on an advisory board member for both the Manhattan Institute’s Center for Civic Innovation, the University of Pennsylvania’s Institute for Urban Research and the Mayors’ Institute on City Design
- Was an IOP Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard in 2010
- Born on November 5, 1954, in Havana, Cuba, Diaz and his mother, Elisa, left Cuba in 1961 to continue education at Miami-Dade Community College, Florida International University and the University of Miami Law School
Last updated 8/25/16