COMMISSIONER MICHAEL GRIECOMichael Grieco is a
proud resident, family man, and business owner here in Miami Beach. Following
his undergraduate career in Washington, DC, during which he worked in both the
US Congress and at C-SPAN, he moved to the greater Miami area in 1997 and soon
after moved to and fell in love with our city. After graduating the University
of Miami School Of Law in 1999, Michael started his legal career as a
Miami-Dade Assistant State Attorney. As a prosecutor he learned about not only
the rule of law, but its application throughout the county. Michael excelled in
the office, spending a majority of his six years focused on Gang and Narcotics
enforcement before becoming a supervising Felony Division Chief in 2005.
Michael then opened
his law practice in 2007, choosing to become a small business owner. He has
since built a successful boutique trial practice focused on client care.
Michael decided several years ago to move his business to Miami Beach to stay
close to home, and enjoys the ability to run home frequently (and also walk the
dog) or receive family visits throughout the day.
Michael has a 6-year-old
son who he considers his main motivation to seek local office. He wants his son
to grow up in a city he is proud of, and he was worried that Miami Beach was
headed in the wrong direction due to lack of true leadership. Michael has lived
in condos at 5th and Meridian Ave. and both 800 and 1000 West Avenue, as well
as a house in mid-beach (47th and Alton Rd.) before settling in South of Fifth
about four years ago.
As a community
leader Michael previously sat on the Board of Directors for the South of Fifth
Neighborhood Association. He also sits on the Board of Governors for the Miami
Beach Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the President’s Cabinet for the
Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation. Michael is a Mount Sinai Hospital Young
Founder and sat on multiple city boards before being elected to the Commission.
Commissioner Grieco is a perpetual philanthropist, as he has organized
and/or acted as title sponsor for multiple causes including Miami Children’s
Museum, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and as well as both the Mount Sinai and Miami
elected, Commissioner Grieco has maintained his election pledge for independent
thought and availability. Michael even took his City Hall office door off the
hinges his first week in office as a symbol of transparency in government. In
his first years in office, Grieco has focused his efforts on both big and small
ticket items ranging from environmental initiatives to citywide traffic
solutions. Michael continues to fight for the disenfranchised and voiceless
members of our community by putting residents’ quality of life above all.
The Commissioner’s email address and phone number are provided through the city’s website. You can also connect with him via Facebook or Twitter.