City Officials - Mayor
and raised in the City of Sweetwater, Manuel Maroņo
began his 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 Maroņo 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 Maroņo continues to
serve as Mayor of his proud city.
Maroņo 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.
Maroņo 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 Maroņo is also a founding board
member of the Florida League of Mayors.
Maroņo is currently the Executive Operations Manager
of Westbrook Motors. Manny lives in Sweetwater with
his wife Jennifer and their two sons.