Commissioner Xavier Suarez, to Speak at Chamber Luncheon September 9th.
Commissioner Xavier Suarez,
Miami-Dade County, District 7
is our Special Guest Speaker
12 Noon Networking Reception
12:30 pm Lunch
MAYFAIR HOTEL & SPA
3000 Florida Avenue, Coconut Grove
$35 Chamber Members
Parking Options: Hotel offers valet for $7; but you may also park at the Mayfair Shoppes covered parking, on Florida Avenue adjacent to hotel for $1.50/hr. There is also Parking one block east at the Coconut Grove Bank lot on Mary Street at Florida Avenue, and of course on the street.
ABOUT COMMISSIONER XAVIER L. SUAREZ
Xavier L. Suarez was elected to serve on the Miami-Dade County Commission as District 7 Commissioner on May 24, 2011. He represents numerous municipalities including the City of Miami, the Village of Key Biscayne, the City of Coral Gables, the City of South Miami, the Village of Pinecrest, as well as areas of unincorporated Miami-Dade County.
Suarez was first elected Mayor of the City of Miami in 1985 and subsequently re-elected in 1987 and 1989. During his tenure, he worked diligently towards the construction of affordable housing, prioritized community neighborhood improvements and received national praise for his effective handling of civil disturbances. Since 1993, Suarez has focused on practicing law and writing three books, A Unified Theory of God, Mind and Matter, the first, was published in 2005 by AuthorHouse.
Commissioner Suarez attended Villanova University on a Presidential Scholarship where he earned a bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, in Mechanical Engineering in 1971. Subsequently, in 1975, he received joint degrees: a Juris Doctor and a master’s degree in Public Policy, from Harvard Law School and the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. He published a law review article on congressional immunities and performed a consulting study for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on the issue of performance standards for new sources of pollution.
Commissioner Suarez was born on May 21, 1949 in Las Villas, Cuba. He has lived in Miami since 1975. Married to Rita Suarez, he is the father of four children, Francis Xavier, Olga Marie, Anna Teresita, and Carolina.
About Coconut Grove Chamber of Commerce
Coconut Grove Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to promoting business and prosperity in an idyllic bayside village within the culturally diverse and international dynamic of Miami.
For over fifty years, the Coconut Grove Chamber of Commerce has represented a network of businesses, merchants, restaurants, financial institutions, hotels, and area attractions in the City of Miami’s most internationally renowned village, Coconut Grove.