Village Commission

Mission Statement

To serve our diverse residential and business community by preserving our natural resources, stimulating economic activity, and enhancing the quality of life for present and future generations.

Commissioner Richard Chervony

Commissioner Richard Chervony was elected to represent North Bay Island again in
November 2020. Originally born in Havana, Cuba, Dr. Chervony has lived in North Bay
Village for 27 years. Dr. Chervony served as North Bay Island Commissioner from 2011 to
2016 and more recently served as Vice Chair of the Planning and Zoning Board, as
Secretary of the Financial Advisory Board, as Secretary of the Sustainability and Resilience
Task Force, and as a member of the Citizen’s Task Force for the NBV100 initiative.

Dr. Chervony has received multiple honors, including graduation from the Good Government Initiative, induction into the CLEO Leadership Circle, and being awarded Senator Bill Nelson’s Special Congressional Recognition.

A successful entrepreneur, Dr. Chervony is now committed to improving North Bay Village by focusing on financial solvency, transparency, and sustainability. He believes in fighting in Tallahassee for the funding needed to improve the Village’s infrastructure, working to increase and improve the Village’s Green Space, keeping the Village’s Fire Station, and fostering sensible development to improve our quality of life.

Dr. Chervony’s past contributions to the Village include passing the ordinance banning the sale or use of polystyrene food service articles, working with Code Enforcement on penalties regarding vacation home renters, obtaining a $350,000 grant for a dental center at TIES, and setting the bridge opening during rush hour to ease traffic congestion.

Commissioner Chervony studied to become a Doctor of Surgery and Medicine at the University of Salamanca, Spain.

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Commissioner Goran Cuk

Commissioner Goran Cuk was elected Commissioner At-Large in November 2022 for a four-year term until November 2026. Prior to his election, Goran was Vice-Chair of the North Bay Village Finance Board.

Goran is fluent in several languages (English, Spanish, Portuguese, Serbo-Croatian), and was born in Zagreb, Croatia. A first-generation Croatian-American, Goran lives on Treasure Island and is a passionate advocate for all North Bay Village residents.

Goran earned a B.S. in Management Information Systems & International affairs from Florida State University, and a Master’s in Management from Harvard University.

An experienced technologist, Goran has a combined decade of experience at General Motors, Microsoft, Salesforce, and Amazon. Throughout his career, Goran has advocated for ‘smart city’ initiatives to modernize government systems, improve K-12 education, reduce crime / traffic, and improve quality of life outcomes through innovation.

Goran is committed to improving North Bay Village through transparency, accountability, and agility. He believes in creating more green spaces, parks, and recreation to continue building community in North Bay Village while protecting our city from flooding & sea level rise through resiliency initiatives. Goran is also committed to responsible, sustainable growth and development of North Bay Village, walkability, and public safety while maintaining financial solvency.

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Commissioner Andrew Rotondaro

Commissioner Andy Rotondaro was elected Harbor Island Commissioner in November 2022 for a four-year term until November 2026. Prior to his election, Andy served as a member of the North Bay Village Community Enhancement Board and President of his Condominium Association on Harbor Island.

Born and raised in Connecticut, Andy is a 10-year resident of Florida and 4-year resident of North Bay Village where he resides with his wife, Krisztina.

He attended university in New York and the American University of Rome, earning a B.S. in Economics from Manhattanville College where he graduated with honors while captaining his collegiate soccer team. Afterwards, Andy began his career as a real estate professional in New York City, where he worked to help build the Hottinger Team at Douglas Elliman, before relocating to Miami, to start the team’s office in South Florida. Currently, he now leads a team of top producing realtors at Compass, who have recently ranked amongst the top 1% of Miami realtors in 2021 and 2022.

His love and passion for North Bay Village have lead him to his current role as Commissioner. While in office, Andy plans to help execute on the plans laid forth in NBV100, especially those concerning to The Island Walk and the economic development of the 79th Street Causeway. As a realtor, he has long seen North Bay Village as the most undervalued real estate in all of Miami, and plans to help transform the community into one of the most desirable places to live not only in Miami, but of all the world.

Along with his wife, Andy also created a non-profit in 2020 which focuses on community clean-ups and preserving the environment and shores of Miami and North Bay Village. He enjoys travel and is an Inter Miami FC supporter.

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Commissioner Rachel Streitfeld

Commissioner Rachel Streitfeld, Esq. is a passionate advocate for the residents of North Bay Village.  Born and raised in South Florida, she grew up in a household where public service and civic engagement were strong themes.  A leader from a young age, Rachel was the student body president and the captain of the women’s soccer team at Plantation High School. 

Her love of public service and desire to make an impact brought her to Washington, DC and The George Washington University, where she majored in Middle Eastern Studies and Political Science.  Initially intending to become a diplomat, Rachel studied Arabic and spent a semester living in Cairo, where she attended the American University and lived on the Nile River.

Rachel’s interest in public policy led her to a position in the office of U.S. Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz, whose district at the time included North Bay Village.  On Capitol Hill, Rachel developed key relationships, valuable skills, and a deep knowledge of the issues impacting the Village.  These relationships, skills, and knowledge add tremendous value to her service to the Village today.

Rachel is now an attorney practicing law in the areas of land use, zoning, the environment, local government, and climate adaptation.  

Rachel lives on the corner of North Treasure and West Treasure Drives. She is a die-hard Miami Heat fan, a PADI-certified scuba diver, and every once in a while, she enjoys an escape to chase waterfalls in western North Carolina.

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