for Miami-Dade County Commission




For County Commissioner, District 5

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Eileen is a business owner and community advocate in Miami who works closely with local organizations to address the many issues facing our community. She owns and operates Inside the Glass, a firm that helps local entrepreneurs and small businesses grow their companies in Florida and beyond. You can find her in the classroom on Monday evenings teaching small business owners how to expand their start-ups.

Eileen's been an effective advocate for fostering entrepreneurship among high school students, breaking the school-to-prison pipeline through expanded use of civil citations, and bringing innovative intervention programs into neighborhoods affected by gun violence.

Eileen has had a long career as a leader in both the private and public sectors. She started as an engineer working in heavy-duty manufacturing. After earning her MBA from Cornell University, she went on to drive growth for some of the world’s most well-known brands. In 2006, Eileen began serving as a Peace Corps Country Director in Belize and later worked as a diplomat in the U.S. State Department in Mexico and Southern Africa. 

Eileen Higgins for County Commissioner

"I believe that Miami-Dade can be the best place to live on earth if we come together to solve our pressing problems. Right now it's the best place to live for some of us, but not all of us."

That's why I'm running for County Commissioner.

Election Day is June 19. Early Voting runs from June 9-17.


Eileen serves on the executive boards and is active with the following organizations in Miami-Dade County:

  • Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE)

  • People Acting for Community Together (PACT)

  • President’s Council of Cornell Women

  • Miami Downtown Neighbors Alliance (DNA)

  • Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense

  • Miami Climate Alliance

  • Sierra Club

  • League of Women Voters of Miami-Dade County


District 5 includes Little Havana, parts of Miami Beach, Downtown, Brickell, The Roads, Silver Bluff, and Shenandoah. See the map here.