Audrey M. Edmonson
Audrey M. Edmonson has served on the Miami-Dade County Commission as District 3 commissioner since December 2005. She was re-elected in 2016 to a four-year term and elected to serve as Vice Chair of the County Commission from 2016 – 2018. Vice Chairwoman Edmonson previously served as Vice Chair from 2010 to 2012.
She represents the diverse communities of Liberty City, Little Haiti, Overtown, the Upper East Side, Edgewater, Buena Vista, Allapattah, Wynwood, Venetian Causeway and Watson Island, all located in the City of Miami; Brownsville, Military Trail Park and Biscayne Shores Park areas, the Village of El Portal and the Village of Miami Shores.
Vice Chairwoman Edmonson currently is Chairwoman of the Housing and Social Services Committee and the Building Safer Neighborhoods Sub-Committee. She also serves as Vice Chairwoman of the Transportation and Public Works Committee and the Chairman’s Policy Council, and as a member of the Youth Crime Task Force. She serves as the Vice Chairwoman of the Miami Dade Expressway Authority (MDX) Board of Directors and as a member of the Homeless Trust Board.
Vice Chairwoman Edmonson was appointed to the Miami-Dade County HIV/AIDS “Getting to Zero” Task Force and served as Chairwoman of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) I-395 Signature Bridge-Aesthetic Steering Committee.
She also serves on the Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust and the Public Health Trust nominating councils, the Public Health Trust/Miami-Dade Annual Operating Agreement Committee, the Jackson Health System Obligation Bond Citizens’ Advisory Committee and the County Advisory Task Force for the Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program Planning and Implementation Project which is referred locally as Project PEACE: People Engaged and Advocating for Community Empowerment. Vice Chairwoman Edmonson serves as the Vice Chair of the International Trade Consortium Board.
Vice Chairwoman Edmonson championed the establishment and is an Ex-Officio Member of the Miami Children’s Initiative (MCI), a program modeled after the Harlem Children’s Zone, aimed at helping Liberty City children from cradle to adulthood. Joined by local pastors and community activists, Vice Chairwoman Edmonson leads “Operation Restoration,” an anti-crime strategy group. She also serves as a member of the Lindsey Hopkins Educational Excellence School Advisory Council.
As a member of the National Association of Counties (NACO), Vice Chairwoman Edmonson serves on the Health Committee as the Behavioral Health Sub-committee Vice-Chair, as a member of the Community, Economic and Workforce Development Committee and as a member of the Large Urban County Caucus.
She is a member of the Florida Association of Counties’ (FAC) Board of Directors, serves as Co-Chair of the Urban Caucus and was selected as a 2017 Presidential Advocate in recognition of exceptional leadership in partnering with FAC to advance the counties’ legislative agenda.
Born and raised in Liberty City, Vice Chairwoman Edmonson became active in local politics by first serving as Mayor of the Village of El Portal in 1999, was re-elected three successive terms and became the municipality's first mayor to be elected by residents rather than by the members of the Village Council.