Miami-Dade County Commissioner
Commissioner Jean Monestime strongly believes that there is no greater gift than the gift of service to others. Throughout his more than 30 years as a resident of Miami-Dade County, Monestime has worked hard to achieve the American Dream, becoming the first Haitian-American to serve on the Board of County Commissioners, where he has worked to expand opportunities for others, thus paving the way for future generations.
In 2021, Commissioner Jean Monestime authored legislation creating and directing Mayor Daniella Levine Cava to implement the Miami-Dade Business Innovation Start-Up grant (BizUp). Both Commissioner Monestime and Mayor Levine Cava are committed to fostering an inclusive, entrepreneurial culture that values and supports diversity. Their goal is to provide an environment in which people of all backgrounds can feel encouraged as they pursue their own unique paths and contribute to the Miami-Dade County entrepreneur ecosystem.