On November 7, 1995, the citizens of Aventura overwhelmingly voted to approve the City's Charter and officially incorporate as Miami-Dade County's twenty-eighth municipality. Incorporation afforded residents the opportunity to improve the quality of government services they receive and take control of the city's destiny.
Since incorporation, a great deal of progress has been made to accomplish the goals of incorporation including:
- The creation of our own charter school
- The Community Recreation Center
- The Award-Winning Government Center
- The police force
- The new and expanded parks and recreation opportunities
- Citywide beautification projects
Aventura is governed by a commission-manager form of government, combining the political leadership of its elected officials with the executive experience of its City Manager. This structure is vastly different from that of other local governments, emulating the private sector by privatizing services and emphasizing customer service.
The City Commission is committed to providing quality municipal services at the lowest possible cost. The City's operating departments include:
- The Office of the City Manager
- City Clerk's Office
- Community Development
- Community Services
- Information Technology
- Charter School
- Arts and Cultural Center
- Public Safety
- Public Works/Transportation.
The City provides a full range of municipal services, from code compliance to street repairs. Police services, emphasizing high visibility, are provided by our 121-member police force. The City's 5-year Capital Improvement Program includes projects to maintain the City's quality of life. Aventura's appeal can be attributed to its abundance of shopping, fine restaurants, entertainment and amenities, as well as its convenient location situated between downtown Miami and Fort Lauderdale.
The City of Aventura has clearly established itself as a viable locale for families and corporate America. If you have any questions, please feel free to call 305-466-8910 or email my office.