Today we honor our Miami-Dade County District 8 Commissioner Danielle Cohen Higgins. Commissioner Cohen Higgins is the first Jamaican American to sit on the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners’ dais. Having been born to Jamaican immigrants at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, she understands the importance of diversity and inclusion in our community. She believes representation matters, and having a large Caribbean presence in South Florida she wants to make sure they also have a voice. She graduated from Sunset Senior High School in the top 2% of her class and was the first in her family to graduate from college. She attended the University of Florida and then went on to law school at Florida State University. Commissioner Cohen Higgins started her own law firm, and is dedicated to serving small businesses and individuals in our community. As District 8 Commissioner, she is focusing on innovative solutions and meaningful policies to overcome the COVID-19 public health and economic crises; addressing severe affordability challenges, which are pricing families out of our county; supporting common sense environmental sustainability measures; and bringing effective transit solutions to the residents of District 8. Commissioner Cohen Higgins lives in Palmetto Bay with her husband and two kids.
We salute you and thank you for commitment and dedication to public service.