Born and raised in the City of Sweetwater
, Manuel Maroño
public service by becoming the youngest person ever elected to the City's commission at the age of 23.
From 1995 onward, Manny has served as the commission's president as well as vice mayor, distinguishing himself as a prudent and fair official.
In 2002, Mayor Maroño stepped up and took the place of Jose "Pepe" Diaz, the former mayor who resigned in order to run for higher office.
Elected by popular vote in 2003 and in 2007, Manuel Maroño continues to serve as Mayor of his proud city.
Mayor Maroño has spearheaded hurricane protection for his residents of Sweetwater and all of Miami while serving on the Blue Ribbon Committee for Underground Utilities and the Miami-Dade County Underground Wiring Committee.
His service to the people also includes a longstanding and respected position on the board of the Miami-Dade League of Cities, serving as treasurer and secretary before being elected president of the league in 2006.
Mayor Maroño remains active in the beacon Council Board of Directors and the Florida League of Cities where he is the co-chair of the Federal Action Strike Team and a member of the Advocacy and Criminal Justice Committees.
Manuel Maroño is also a founding board member of the Florida League of Mayors.
Mayor Maroño is currently the Executive Operations Manger of Southland.
Manny lives in Sweetwater with his
wife Jennifer and their two sons Justin and Jason.