Commissioners

Commisioner Sally HeymanCommissioner Sally Heyman - 4th District

Commissioner Sally A. Heyman was first elected to the District 4 seat of the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners in September 2002, after serving in the Florida House of Representatives for four consecutive terms. Prior to being elected to the Florida Legislature in 1994, Commissioner Heyman served as an elected council member for the City of North Miami Beach for seven years, and worked for the City of Miami and North Miami Beach Police Departments.

Educational & Professional Background

Commissioner Heyman has an educational and professional background in criminal justice and law enforcement that includes a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Florida, a Master of Science degree from Nova University and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Miami. In addition to being a member of the Florida Bar, she holds state and national certification in crime prevention.

She is a Crime and Loss Prevention Specialist and Attorney, and has her own consulting firm specializing in premises liability and criminal victimization.

Sally grew up in South Florida and attended Dade County Public Schools. All her life and prior to elected office Sally has been and remains active in charitable, women's issues, political and community organizations and activities.

Human Rights

Serving in her third elected role, Commissioner Heyman displays untiring energy in supporting human rights issues legislation, especially in the areas of funding social services; the protection and care of women, children and vulnerable adults; protecting personal freedoms; affordable healthcare; animal protection and green-sustainability initiatives.

Memberships

The Commissioner is currently a member for: 

  • Florida Association of Counties (FAC) Board
  • FAC Legislative Executive Member
  • FAC Chair- Policy Committee Public Safety
  • FAC FEMA Chair- Issues Workgroup
  • National Association of Counties (NACo) Chair- Justice and Public Safety Steering Committee
  • NACo Large Urban Counties Caucus
  • National Homeland Security Consortium member
  • Department of Justice Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative Advisory Committee
  • Miami-Dade County Public Safety Coordinating Council
  • Dade Miami Criminal Justice Council
  • Greater Miami Visitor and Convention Council- Liaison

Contact Information

Downtown Office
Phone: 305-375-5128
Fax: 305-372-6179

District Office
Phone: 305-787-5999
Fax: 305-787-5998
Email Commissioner Sally Heyman
Sally Heyman Website

Commissioner Jean MonestimeCommissioner Jean Monestime - 2nd District

Commissioner Jean Monestime strongly believes that there is no greater gift than the gift of service to others. Throughout his more than 30 years as a resident of Miami-Dade County, Monestime has worked hard to achieve the American Dream, becoming the first Haitian-American to serve on the Board of County Commissioners, where he has worked to expand opportunities for others, thus paving the way for future generations.

Monestime was first elected to represent District 2 on the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners on November 2, 2010. District 2 includes portions of:

  • City of Miami
  • North Miami Beach
  • North Miami
  • Opa-locka
  • Unincorporated areas of Liberty City, Biscayne Gardens and North Central Dade

He was overwhelmingly re-elected in August 2014 for a second four-year term, and in November 2014 chosen unanimously to serve as Chairman of the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners for two years. On February 20, 2015 Commissioner Monestime was selected unanimously by municipal, school board, and commission colleagues to preside over the Miami-Dade Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Governing Board.

Active Life of Service

Commissioner Monestime exemplifies an active life of service. He is a former City of North Miami Councilman and Vice-Mayor. He was a Delegate to the National Democratic Convention and later selected as a Florida Electoral College member for the 2012 U.S. presidential election, another prestigious and historic appointment!

Additionally, he is the President of JEMO Realty, Inc, a full-service real estate and insurance company, and JEMO Enterprises, LLC, a business consulting agency. Moreover, he is a former Miami-Dade County Public School teacher and worked as an adjunct professor of management at the University of Phoenix, South Florida campus.

As an advocate for equal justice and economic development, Monestime has lectured and presented dozens of seminars. He has been a guest on several radio and TV programs on issues related to community leadership, business and financial matters, as well as local government and civism.

Memberships

Among his extensive civic involvements, Monestime has served as a member of the: 

  • The African-American NON-GROUP Coalition
  • The Florida Governor's Haiti Advisory Group
  • Haitian American Political Action Committee
  • Haitian-American Grassroots Coalition
  • Little Haiti Optimist Club
  • NAACP
  • National Black MBA Association
  • The Society of Haitian-American Professionals and Entrepreneurs
  • Turner Tech High School Academy of Finance Board
  • University and Community Zone Schools Advisory Committee

Commissioner Monestime has been an active member of Eden SDA Church since 1981, where he's served as Head Elder and currently as Choir Director.

Education

The Commissioner has an MBA from the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship at Nova Southeastern University and a bachelor's degree in Finance from Florida International University. Mr. Monestime is also a graduate of the Senior Executives in State and Local Government program at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.

Personal Life

He is married to Kettia and they have two adult sons.

Contact Information

Downtown Office
Stephen P. Clark Center
111 NW 1st Street
Suite 220
Miami, FL 33128
Phone: 305-375-4833
Email Commissioner Jean Monestime

District Office
915 NE 125th Street
Suite 2A
Miami, FL 33161
Phone: 305-694-2779
Email Commissioner Jean Monestime
Jean Monestime Website