The Honorable Philippe Bien-Aime, Mayor of North Miami, was born and raised in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Bien-Aime migrated to Canada in 1991, before settling in the United States in 1993. He is married and the loving father of three children: two boys and one girl.
Mayor Bien-Aime has worked in all aspects of the automobile industry for almost 20 years. He began his career climbing the corporate ladder, until 2006 when he followed his entrepreneurial dream and opened his own business.
Mayor Bien-Aime studied at the National University of Haiti, earning a Bachelor of Science in Communication and Social Science. At Lavale University, he completed a post-graduate Certificate Program in Social Science. He also completed professional training certificates in bookkeeping, taxation, and management.
Community Involvement & Memberships
Since 1999, Bien-Aime has been a strong community advocate throughout South Florida, supporting and promoting political involvement and lobbying for immigration-related issues. He serves on the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) Task Force and Committee. His standing committees include Community Development and Housing, along with International Affairs. He also serves on the USCM Task Force for vacant and abandoned properties and the Small Business, Franchising, and Entrepreneurship Task Force.
Mayor Bien-Aime's memberships include:
Haitian American Elected Officials Network - Florida Chapter
Haitian-American Chamber of Commerce
Haitian-American Grassroots Coalition
National Haitian American Elected Officials Network (NHAEON)
Veye-Yo Haitian Organization
Since his election in 2013, Bien-Aime has served on the North Miami City Council, as the District 3 Councilman. In 2019 he held the position of Vice Mayor, until being elected Mayor in May of the same year.