vice mayor Alexandra P. Davis
Alexandra Davis, was born in England and raised in Jamaica, where she attended Mico Practicing All Age School, Wolmer’s Girls’ High School and the University of the West Indies (UWI) obtaining her BSc. Degree in zoology and chemistry at their Mona campus.
She has spent most of her life in public service having worked for the Ministry of Agriculture in Kingston, Jamaica, The Capital Taxes office in London, England and Miami- Dade County Government in Florida.
In keeping with her heritage, she created a non-profit organization called Caribefest, Inc. in 2003 to foster diversity, tolerance and unity in the Miramar community, whose Caribbean population was growing exponentially. The efforts of this organization created a Caribbean cultural festival in the City of Miramar called ‘Caribefest’ where the various cultures of the Caribbean converged with the sights, sounds and tastes of the islands.
Over the years, she has served on various Miramar boards including the Planning and Zoning Board, the Community Services Board and the Education Board. In 2010, she ran for the office of Miramar City Commission, following her passion of public service and from a field of six other qualified candidates she was victorious and was sworn in as a City Commissioner.
She became the Vice Mayor in 2013 and worked on numerous initiatives whilst in office such as creating a Youth Apprenticeship program, proposing the building of the community band-shell as well as the police substation in the eastern/historic section of Miramar, ensuring all schools had school resource officers to include public charter schools and legislating that seniors who qualified no longer paid City taxes.
As a certified teacher she was compelled to form a non-profit 501 (c) (3) in 2015 called the Caribbean American Teachers Association of Florida (CATAF) whose motto is “Inspiring Students and Empowering Teachers” and remains committed to her community.
Alexandra has received many accolades and awards such as ICABA’s one of South Florida’s 100 most accomplished Caribbean Americans; Legacy Magazine’s one of the 50 most powerful and influential business leaders in South Florida; Jamaica Consul General Jamaica 50 Luminous Award; Legacy Magazine’s one of South Florida’s top educators.