September 2015: Climate change takes center stage in Miami-Dade budget vote, The Miami Herald
September 2015: Climate change dominates Miami-Dade budget hearing, The Miami Herald
August 2015: Groups rally for public park along waterfront behind AmericanAirlines Arena, The Miami Herald
July 2015: International Women’s Forum roundtable connects, elevates female entrepreneurs, Knight Blog
March 2015: The MPO is holding back Miami transit. Here’s how we can fix it., The New Tropic
December 2014: Be a part of the solution to our transportation problems, The Miami Herald
June 2014: David Beckham Reeling From “Plan B” Soccer Stadium Loss, CBS 4 Miami
April 2014: Raise library tax, advocates tell Miami-Dade Commission, The Miami Herald
April 2014: Miami Library Advocates Say CIty Needs to Raise Taxes to Prevent Cuts, Governing.com
March 2014: Miami-Dade Orders Safety Study For Dangerous Rickenbacker, CBS 4 Miami
March 2014: Up to the challenge of making better public spaces in Miami?, The Miami Herald
February 2014: On Biscayne, a parking lot gets new life, OurMiami.org
October 2013: Fifteen ideas win cash prizes in contest to boost Miami’s public spaces, The Miami Herald
August 2012: County, Dream in Green help local businesses ‘go green,' Palmetto Bay News
July 2012: PortMiami Tunnel Boring Machine Has “Break Out” Moment, CBS 4 Miami
November 2011: Everblue Students Win at FL Green Awards, Everblue.com
With over 20 years experience in the public sector including public policy advocacy, project management, strategic communications and sustainability, sMIA President Maggie Fernandez has the knowledge of and connections in government to achieve success.
A civic entrepreneur driven by her passion to create and sustain livable communities with vibrant economies, Maggie has helped sMIA clients navigate through government in order to ensure that their programs or projects are effectively implemented, business development goals are met, or operations streamlined.
No problem is too big or complicated. Having worked directly with a wide-variety of South Florida's leading governments, environmental non-profits, management consulting firms and creative agencies, she understands her clients needs and how government can assist in meeting those needs to make them successful.
A Miami native, Maggie is committed to working with clients that have a vested interest in making Miami and its surrounding communities GREAT.
At sMIA, we love government. We understand its purpose, culture and the way it operates. We also know it’s loaded with smart and talented folks who are ready to help. In fact, they are our friends.
While working in government, and now outside, the mission remains the same – to use our knowledge and connections to ensure your success by educating and advocating for you and helping to prevent and solve problems related to your interactions with government.
Knowledge + Connections In Government = Success
President & Chief Problem Solver