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Mayor Alix Desulme is a dynamic leader whose dedication to community service shines brightly in every aspect of his public service career. With a heart for giving back, he tirelessly champions the needs of North Miami and South Florida residents, consistently going above and beyond to make a positive impact.

As a lifelong educator, Mayor Desulme has touched the lives of countless students, from at-risk youth to gifted learners, with his unwavering commitment to their growth and success. His entrepreneurial spirit as a small business owner further demonstrates his versatility and drive for excellence.

In 2009, Mayor Desulme made history as North Miami’s first Black City Clerk and the youngest Haitian American to hold such a position in the United States. His trailblazing journey continued in 2015 when he was elected to the North Miami City Council, representing District 4. His leadership was further recognized in 2016 when he became the youngest Vice-Mayor, and in 2019, he was re-elected with an overwhelming 65% of the vote.

During his tenure as Vice Mayor, Mayor Desulme spearheaded numerous community-enrichment initiatives, including the Golden Silver Senior Program, which provides a nurturing environment for seniors to thrive. His “Peoples’ Councilman” moniker is a testament to his deep connection with the community, exemplified by his innovative “Let’s Eat Healthy” initiative, which ensures residents have access to fresh, nutritious food.

Mayor Alix Desulme

Mayor Desulme’s advocacy for creating the City’s first Housing and Social Services Department is a monumental achievement. Since its inception, the department has been instrumental in fostering a vibrant urban community by providing essential housing and social services to those in need.

As an educator, Mayor Desulme’s commitment to youth development is unwavering. He founded the NoMi Leaders in Training Program (L.I.T.) to prepare the next generation of public servants and ensure a seamless transition into the City’s Youth Opportunity Board (YOB) Summer Internship Program.

In his current role as an Adjunct Professor at St. Thomas University and an Educational Consultant for ELB Global, Mayor Desulme continues to influence and inspire. Holding a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership, his research on truancy reduction strategies in public charter schools underscores his dedication to addressing critical educational challenges.

On December 13, 2022, Mayor Desulme was chosen to lead as the Mayor of our great City. A lifelong servant of the people, he remains steadfast in his mission to drive progress and advocate for the well-being of all residents. Mayor Alix Desulme is not just a leader; he is a beacon of hope and a force for positive change in North Miami.

Board Member Sister Cities International and Chair of Membership Committee; Board Member Miami-Dade County League of Cities representing North Miami; Vice-Chair of National Haitian American Elected Officials Network (NHAEON); Member-Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Intergovernmental Advisory Committee; Member- National League of Cities’ Information Technology and Communications Committee; Member-National League of Cities’- Council on Youth, Education, and Families.

2012 Florida Jaycee Outstanding Young Public Service Award Recipient; The City of North Miami Close-Up Achievement Award; Co-Founder of the Haitian American Elected Officials Network; The National Organization for the Advancement of Haitians (NOAH); Outstanding Young Professional Award; Outstanding Youth Achievement Award, Miami-Dade County; Who’s Who in Florida Under 25 Years Old.

The 5,000 Role Models of Excellence Project; Big Brother and Big Sister of Dade County; Citizens for a Better Government (Political Action Committee); Miami-Dade Democratic Executive Committee; Miami-Dade Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) Executive Board, Past Member; North Miami Business Advisory Committee; North Miami Jaycees; North Miami Knights of Columbus; North Miami Youth Opportunity Board; Operation Green Leaves Project; South Florida’s Chapter of Haitian American Elected Officials.

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