Juan Carlos Bermudez
Mayor, City of Doral
Juan Carlos “JC” Bermudez is the founding Mayor of the City of Doral and served in that capacity for the first 9 1/2 years of the city’s existence (2003-2012). He was re-elected as Mayor of Doral in 2016 for the 2016-2020 term. He is currently a member of the Advisory Board of the United States Conference of Mayors, as well as Board Member of the Miami-Dade County Transportation Planning Organization.
Thanks to his vision and leadership, the city has received numerous national accolades including being chosen the Best City for Business Start Ups by Business Week, named #2 of America’s top 25 Towns to live well in for its cultural amenities, pro-business environment and highly educated workforce by Forbes.com, named the third best place in the USA to retire by US News & World Report and was ranked the 51st best in top 100 places to live and launch a business in the United States by CNNMoney.com. Most recently, City of Doral was named the second fastest growing city in Florida, and 11th in the country by the Florida International University’s Metropolitan Center. After he came back as Mayor and as an undoubted testimony that the city is back on track, Money Magazine recently selected Doral as number 22 in the top 50 Best Places to Live in the U.S. To add even more, in March 2019, Doral was named as one of the 20 finalists for the 2019 All-America City Award by National Civic League. The All-America City Award shines a spotlight on the incredible work taking place in communities across the country.
Mayor Bermudez graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Arts degree and received his law degree (juris doctorate) from the University of Notre Dame Law School. He has practiced law in South Florida for over 29 years and is member of the Florida Bar and the American Bar Association amongst other legal associations. He is currently a partner at Lubell Rosen, LLC in the Coral Gables office.
Mr. Bermudez has been married to Vivian Bermudez, a special education teacher for almost three decades. They have three children: Eneida Marie, Elena Catherine, and Elisa Nicole, and have resided in Doral for the past 20 years.