Commissioner Danielle Cohen Higgins

Danielle Cohen Higgins was elected to represent District 8 on the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners on August 23, 2022. She was originally appointed to the office on December 7, 2020. Commissioner Cohen Higgins currently serves as Chairwoman of the PortMiami, Resiliency, and Sustainability Committee (PMRSC), and Vice Chairwoman of the Transportation, Mobility and Planning Committee (TMPC). She also serves on the Airport and Economic Development Committee (AEDC). Commissioner Cohen Higgins is the Chairwoman for the County’s Biscayne Bay Watershed Management Advisory Board and a member of the State’s Biscayne Bay Commission.
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Commissioner Danielle Higgins

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News & Events

Commissioner Danielle Cohen Higgins announces $150,000 towards District 8 SafeSummers Program

Commissioner Danielle Cohen Higgins announces $150,000 towards the SafeSummers Program, a District 8-funded initiative designed to provide local, community-based organizations with resources to offer full-time, summer camps and programming for the children of District 8. The primary objective of the program is to create a safe and engaging environment that keeps our youth off the streets during the summer months.

Commissioner Danielle Cohen Higgins Secures Another $6 Million in Funding for the South Dade Trail

Commissioner Danielle Cohen Higgins successfully secured another $6 million in funding for the South Dade Trail during the 2023 Florida Legislative Session. This additional funding will pave the way for the construction and enhancement of a transformative 22-mile trail, running parallel to the new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system in Miami-Dade County.