Mayor Brent Latham
Mayor Brent Latham
Mayor Brent Latham has lived in North Bay Village since 2014. In the fall of 2018, neighbors throughout our diverse community supported his call for a more responsive, representative government in our community. Mayor Latham’s current term runs through the fall of 2022, with the option for re-election through 2024.
In his two years thus far, Brent has endeavored to instill a sense of professionalism and purpose in North Bay Village. The early part of his term included stamping out mismanagement and misalignment of incentives in the village, through the replacement of all charter officials and professionalization of multiple staff positions via engagement with the international management firm Alvarez & Marsal.
Early accomplishments also included the establishment of a Resilience Task Force, to help guide our sea-level island village to a leadership position on addressing climate change and environmental stewardship. North Bay Village is now recognized a leader in the region on resilience, a transcendental topic for our times in South Florida and beyond.
Other early initiatives included the construction of a much-desired dog park for the village, the repaving and refitting of village streets after decades of neglect, and the re-zoning for resilience, prosperity and livability plan known as NBV100.
In his second term, Mayor Latham’s larger initiatives are well underway, including a partnership with Miami-Dade County Public Schools to construct a central city park at Treasure Island Elementary School, the ambitious Island Walk project which aims to provide waterfront access throughout the city, and the re-branding of the village through the Heart of the Bay Task Force, which Mayor Latham is personally guiding.
Re-elected unopposed in 2020, Mayor Latham worked to engage the community to help build a better NBV. The Village now has more than 40 individuals helping comprise eight citizen boards and task forces.
With a wide-ranging background encompassing policy, public service, communications, and resource and financial management, neighbors have shown confidence that Mayor Latham has the professional and personal experience to lead North Bay Village to a promising future.
Born and raised in South Florida, Brent understands the unique issues that touch our unique island municipality. He firmly believes that the strength of our community lies in the diversity and resilience of our residents and bases his thinking on critical issues in those terms.
During his career as a public servant, Brent has obtained experience around the world, adding unique perspectives to his work leading our community.
His more notable experiences include time working on Capitol Hill, as a small business development Peace Corps volunteer in Central America, project management with the United Nations in West Africa, and executive management of an education and youth development non-profit organization in South America.
For the last decade, Brent has specialized in strategic communications in the world of sports, in addition to operations and management, working internationally for ESPN and most recently for FIFA, and Miami-based Concacaf.
Brent is fluent in English and Spanish and proficient in Brazilian Portuguese and West African French. He has a master’s degree in international relations from the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, and also achieved a master’s degree in International Business Administration from Instituto de Empresa in Madrid, Spain, studying as a Fulbright Scholar.
His term as Mayor runs through the fall of 2022.
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