Commissioner McKenzie Fleurimond was one of the youngest appointed council members in North Miami Beach at only 27 years old back in 2010-2011. However, this didn’t stop him from becoming the liaison for the Economic Development Commission, Recreation Committee, and the Police and Fire Retirement Board.
Before the start of his own public service career, Mr. McKenzie Fleurimond played key roles in various political campaigns locally and statewide. This prepared him for his first major role as District Assistant to former State Representative Ronald A. Brise in District 108 of the Florida Legislature. In this position he would be responsible for constituent services, public relations and community organizing.
In his role as a member of the elected body of North Miami Beach, Commissioner McKenzie Fleurimond oversees a complex budget of roughly 170 million dollars. He also reviews and makes decisions on real estate development, public safety, and capital improvement projects. His main focus has been transforming the city into a hub for business enterprise while promoting smart growth.
“We are destined for nothing more than we are committed to”
This is Commissioner McKenzie Fleurimond’s motto. Throughout his tenure serving as a commissioner for North Miami Beach, he’s shown great initiative in improving his community. He’s especially concerned with the area’s economic development and the wellness of its citizens.
To this end, he has sponsored legislation to address public health concerns and drive investment dollars to the area. Among many of his successful initiatives was the signing of a lease agreement with the Haitian American Nurses Association of Florida to move their headquarters to North Miami Beach allowing for increased capacity for service to those who are under insured and may not have access to quality health care resources. McKenzie has also spearheaded the city’s identification of underutilized public property in efforts to partner with the private sector for future projects that will increase affordable housing and accessible spaces for recreation.
Dedicated and Pragmatic
Commissioner McKenzie Fleurimond has often been referred to as the “Speaker of The House” by his colleagues for his pragmatic approach to problem solving as well as his communication skills. He was unanimously voted as Vice Mayor by his colleagues recently. While in this role McKenzie plans to use the visibility to promote unity in a very diverse community. A North Miami Beach resident for over 20 years and having studied Business Administration at Johnson and Wales University, Commissioner Fleurimond is a true native local.
Thus far he has been an asset to the governing body of his city and as we come out of this pandemic, McKenzie sees renewed opportunities for growth in Northeast Miami Dade. As he works on new projects to build a workforce to compliment the rise in technology companies entering Miami-Dade County while addressing the demand for housing and economic development; we can’t wait to see how the city of North Miami Beach progresses as result.