Dear Neighbors and Friends,

On behalf of the Town Council, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the Town of Miami Lakes! Miami Lakes is highly desirable for its careful planning and well-managed growth, largely characterized by the natural beauty, retention of its country-like ambiance, and its attractive accessibility to major roads, sea, and airports. 

Known as one of the most beautiful areas in South Florida for its tree-lined streets, large estate lots, and extremely low crime rates, Miami Lakes is home to a thriving business community, high-quality office developments, and beautiful residential areas. This vibrant community is nationally recognized as one of the best examples of unique and innovative town planning. The Town was recently named one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People and remains a designated Florida Department of Elder Affairs Community for a Lifetime since 2007.

True to its name, there are 23 lakes nestled within the Town. There are also numerous opportunities to enjoy the outdoors with parks and tot-lots situated within walking distance of every neighborhood. The Town’s Community & Leisure Services Department is responsible for overseeing one of the most unique park systems in Miami-Dade County. Consisting of 99 park locations, Miami Lakes has more parks per 1,000 residents than any other municipality in the State.

For residents, all of this means that one can enjoy a quality of life that is second to none—natural scenic beauty and a vibrant cultural environment.

For businesses, Miami Lakes offers an ideal environment for success—a central location with immediate freeway and airway access while maintaining a hometown feel. Some of the country’s most respected companies reside here (Johnson & Johnson and Merck, amongst others), enticed by a skilled and multilingual workforce.

Living in this town leads to a great admiration of its rich heritage and progressive thinking.  As Mayor, I welcome you to our town and invite you to discover the many great things Miami Lakes has to offer.

The Town of Miami Lakes is the perfect place for your family and business to continue “Growing Beautifully”

My door is always open, feel free to contact me at cidm@miamilakes-fl.gov.


Manny Cid, Mayor


Mayor Manny Cid is a 30-year resident of Miami Lakes. He is the Owner of Mayor’s Café – Miami Lakes and a Guest Lecturer for the Mustangs Civics Academy. Mayor Cid is also the host of 305 Vox Populi Podcast, which is produced by the high school students at Mater Lakes Academy Broadcasting Academy.

Mayor Cid has an Associates in Arts from Miami Dade College in Political Science, a Bachelors in Arts from St. Thomas University in Organizational Leadership and a Master of Arts in Ethical Leadership from St. Thomas University.

Mayor Cid served Miami Lakes residents as the Senior Legislative Aide to two State Representatives and served on the town’s Youth Activities Task Force and Economic Development Committee.

During his seven years as a Sr. Legislative Aide in the Florida House of Representatives, he successfully worked on important pieces of legislation- such as the “Carbon Monoxide Safety Law” and a bill which helped Florida International University recruit a new Medical School Faculty. Additionally, while in the State Capitol, he worked on various appropriations for Miami Lakes residents including funds for the Town of Miami Lakes Bull Run Roadway and Drainage Improvement project.

Elected in 2012 to the Miami Lakes Council and subsequently selected as Vice-Mayor in August 2013. In November 2016, Manny was elected Mayor of the Town of Miami Lakes. In November of 2020, Mayor Cid became the first Mayor in Miami Lakes histoy to win reelection unopposed.

He is also a graduate of the Institute for Elected Municipal Officials (IEMO) I, II, III & IV. The educational program is sponsored by the Florida League of Cities and the John Scott Dailey Florida Institute of Government.

Successfully sponsored initiatives:

Live webcasting of Town Council meetings
Performance-Based Budgeting (3-year implementation beginning in FY 2013-2014)
Miami Lakes Sports Hall of Fame (Funded by a private donation)
Tequesta Indian Artifacts display (Madden’s Hammock)
E-Library Pilot Program
First City in Florida to accept and play pre-recorded video public comments during municipal meetings
Elimination of Alarm Registration Fees
Online Lost and Found Pets Portal
Complete Streets Integration into 2015 Miami Lakes Strategic Plan
Brought millions of dollars’ worth of infrastructure projects while reforming the County’s road impact fee process. (Road Impact fees have funded: Adaptive Signalization, Proposed Park & Ride at the Par 3 and the widening of 67th avenue under the palmetto)
Championed a changed to the Miami-Dade County Charter that allows municipalities the ability to manage special taxing districts
Pushed for a changed in the County’s half-cent sales tax ordinance that saved Miami Lakes taxpayers $75,000 on a yearly basis
Anti-Human Traficking Ordinance
First Municipality in the Nation to accept Live Remote Public Comments from anywhere in the world.
Successfully advocated for:

Reserve Officer Program
Town of Miami Lakes School Crossing Guard Initiative
Royal Oaks Park Playground Shade Canopy
Sunday On-Demand Bus Service
Work with County Commissioner Steve Bovo to secure funding for Miami Lakes Senior Programs.
Worked to find funding for the Economic Development Committee first trade show at the International Conference of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
Reformed the process by which developments mitigate traffic impact. The first municipality in South Florida to adopt a mobility ordinance. (Mobility ordinance has funding: Oak Lane three way stop reconfiguration, Windmill Gate widening, Repaving of Miami Lakeway South, Design of the underpasses at NW 160th and NW 146th, and the Study of the 154th and 170th bridges)
Picnic Park West Shade Canopy over swings

Florida League of Cities- Growth Management & Economic Development Committee (2012 served as a member and 2013 as Vice-Chair)
Chair, FLC Growth Management & Economic Development Committee (2014) appointed by FLC President Lori Moseley (Mayor, City of Miramar)
Miami Dade League of Cities Budget Committee 2014
Florida League of Cities Advocacy Committee 2013- present
Chair, Mother of Our Redeemer Catholic School Board 2014 – present
Member, Educational Excellence School Advisory Council – Bob Graham Educational Center 2014- present
Miami Dade League of Cities Legislative Committee 2014- present
2015 Florida League of Cities – Resolutions Committee
2016 Member, National League of Cities Finance, Administration and Intergovernmental Relations Committee
Member, Monsignor Pace High School Board of Trustees – 2017 – present
Member, Long Range Transportation Program Steering Committee
Awards & Recognitions:

Recipient of the Florida League of Cities 2015 Home Rule Hero Award
Recipient of the Florida League of Cities 2016 Home Rule Hero Award
Recipient of the 2017 Ana G Mendez University Presidential Medal

Powers & Duties

The Town Charter grants the following powers and duties to the Mayor:

  • Shall preside at meetings of the Council and be a voting member of the Council.
  • Shall recommend the appointment of a Town Manager to the Council.
  • Shall present the State of the Town and budgetary addresses annually
  • May create and appoint subject to Council approval, committees of the Council which may include non-Councilmembers. The members of each committee shall select a chair.
  • Shall be recognized as head of the Town government for all ceremonial purposes, for the purposes of military law, and for service of process.
  • Shall be the official designated to represent the Town in all dealings with other governmental entities.
  • Execute contracts, deeds and other documents on behalf of the Town as authorized by the Council.
Council Overview

Since its incorporation, the Town of Miami Lakes operates under a Council-Manager form of government. The Council-Manager system combines the strong leadership of elected officials with the strong managerial experience of an appointed Town Manager. The Mayor and Council are elected to represent the citizens of our community and to develop policy.

The Council Legislative duties include:

  • Adopt or amend any administrative regulation or establish, alter, or abolish any Town office, department, board, or agency.
  • Establish a rule or regulation; the violation of which carries a penalty.
  • Levy taxes or appropriate funds.
  • Grant, renew, or extend a franchise.
  • Set service or user charges for municipal services or grant administrative authority to set such charges.
  • Authorize the borrowing of money.
  • Convey, lease, or authorize by administrative action the conveyance or lease of any lands of the Town.
  • Mend or repeal any ordinance previously adopted.
  • Adopt an Annual Budget.

In addition to the Councilmembers, the Town Manager is the chief administrative officer of the Town and is responsible to the Council for the administration of all Town Affairs.

Department Staff