Profile: Jimmy Morales, City Manager, City of Miami Beach
Jimmy Morales has close to 20 years of experience in public affairs. Born and raised in Miami Beach, he attended Harvard for college and for law school. After working in law firms in New York and Washington, DC, as a transactional attorney, he came back to South Florida in 1993.
He served on the Miami-Dade County Commission for District 7 from 1996 to 2004, when he ran unsuccessfully for county mayor. For the next four years Mr. Morales was city attorney for the City of Marathon in the Keys and for the City of Doral afterwards.
For the past 13 years he has also been a shareholder and a member of the board of directors at the Miami law firm of Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff Ã± Sitterson.
Miami Today reporter Vanessa Zambrano interviewed Mr. Morales in his office in Miami Beach prior to the final two commission meetings that named South Beach ACE to negotiate for the Miami Beach Convention Center redevelopment project.
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