Luis Collazo has been a resident of Miami Lakes for over 38 years living in the Lake Patricia area as a child and then spending his teenage years in the Lake Glen Ellen area. Currently, Luis resides with his wife Clarisell and their sons Lucas and Cody in Windmill Gate.
As a longtime, active volunteer in Miami Lakes and the broader community, Luis has served in many volunteer capacities including Chair of the Elderly Affairs Committee for six years, past member of the Public Safety Committee, and past president of the Celebration Point Condominium Association. His involvement in the town has been rewarded with the Volunteer of the Year Award, the Senior Advocate of the Year Award, and the Key to the Town Award.
After obtaining his Bachelor’s in Psychology and Master’s in Social Work from Florida International University, Luis went to work in the healthcare industry serving the elderly population of Florida. His work ethic, integrity, and professionalism has been recognized by many organizations and officials in numerous ways including:
- Being appointed by Governor Scott to his ALF Reform Taskforce.
- Receiving the Golden Age Award, a lifetime achievement award, from the National Latino Center for Aging.
- Being appointed to the Finance Committee for the South Florida Behavioral Health Network.
- Serving as Past-President of a statewide organization representing providers of senior housing.
Luis is focused on ensuring that Miami Lakes continues to grow beautifully and responsibly so as not to worsen traffic and to keep the small town feel that has attracted so many of us here. He will also ensure that tax dollars are wisely spent and taxes kept low.