Alexandra Davis, was born in England and raised in Jamaica, where she attended Mico Practicing All Age School, Wolmer’s Girls’ High School and the University of the West Indies (UWI) obtaining her BSc. Degree at their Mona campus.
She is a mother to her only child, Dr. Chevone Davis-Raglan who she raised as a single parent. He attended Miramar public schools and went on to study Pharmacy at FAMU’s historically black college.
Alexandra Davis was raised by her mother, a New Testament Church of God Minister in Jamaica and credits her religious upbringing by her strong mother, who was a dynamic leader amongst her mainly male peers, for propelling her into public service and civic leadership.
She has spent most of her life in public service having worked for the Ministry of Agriculture in Kingston, Jamaica, The Capital Taxes office in London, England and Miami-Dade County Government here in Florida.
In keeping with her heritage, she created a non-profit organization called Caribefest, Inc. in 2003 to foster diversity, tolerance and unity in the Miramar community, whose Caribbean population was growing exponentially. The efforts of this organization created a Caribbean cultural festival in the City of Miramar called ‘Caribefest’ where the various cultures of the Caribbean converged with the sights, sounds and tastes of the islands.
Over the years, she has served on various Miramar boards including the Planning and Zoning Board, the Community Services Board and the Education Board. In 2010, she ran for the office of Miramar City Commission, following her passion of public service. From a field of six other qualified candidates she was victorious and was sworn in as a City Commissioner in November 2010.
Alexandra is an educator who taught at Perry Middle and Somerset Academy as well as a business owner of a non profit 501(C)(3) called Caribbean American Teachers Assoc of Florida.
She became the Vice Mayor in 2013 and worked on numerous initiatives whilst in office, such as:
Alexandra’s Past Initiatives
Formed a “League of Clergy” where she met with area ministers of religion on a bimonthly basis, to discuss the many concerns of their parishioners and to bring programs and guest speakers to the clergy.
Proposed a resolution to support First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move”, initiative to combat childhood obesity and promote healthy eating and exercise.
Partnered with the non-profit group “Empowering Children and Families” to provide turkey baskets to needy seniors during Thanksgiving and provide toys for children during Christmas.
Created the Code Ranger Program which trains citizens to recognize simple code violations and assist code compliance officers in performing their duty of maintaining the City’s standards of beauty and cleanliness.
Proposed the redevelopment of portions of Historic Miramar by championing the building of a community band-shell and police substation in the older neighborhood.
Removed guns from the streets by partnering with the Broward Sherriff’s Office and the City of West Park by implementing a gun buyback program in Miramar.
Developed the City’s first Youth Apprenticeship Program to train and hire high school graduates in various trades/skills within City government.
Created the first Black History event which is now celebrated annual every February in the City and also created the first Caribbean Heritage event in the City, celebrated each June.
After a 4 year hiatus and returning to office in 2019, serving as Vice-Mayor she continued her initiatives:
- Implemented the Miramar PD’s Body Worn Camera Program which ensured that all patrol officers wore body cameras and followed all policies surrounding its use. Additionally, pushed for police reform in the adoption of the ‘Eight Can’t Wait’ policy which requires officers to immediately report and intervene in any fellow officer misconduct whilst on patrol.
- Created the City’s new Art in Public Places ordinance which ensures that any new developer erect an approved public art piece or pay into an Art fund In an effort to promote and foster art in our community.
- Proposed and passed the City’s Tree Trimming Assistance Program. This program was established to assist eligible residents in obtaining tree trimming services to trim potentially and verifiable hazardous trees encroaching into existing infrastructure and overhead power lines.
- Proposed and implemented the City’s first and only Dog ‘Bark’ Park inside the Miramar Regional Park. Here our furry friends along with their owners can enjoy the outdoors safely.
- Proposed and the new Skate Park inside the Miramar Regional Park which will allow up to 10 roller-bladders, skateboarders, roller-skaters or scooters to utilize the space simultaneously.
Proposed Broward County Initiatives for District 8 specifically and the County:
Create and established an office within the district which will serve constituents by appointment
Push for more affordable housing options throughout the County by offering developers incentives that could include permitting options, public/private partnerships, residential density flexibility, allowing micro-units and accessory dwellings among other options.
- Push for economic development and job creation
- Tackle the disparities in our public health and economic infrastructure
- Review policing policies in the County when it comes to hiring, training and the use of force
- More public transportation options and implementation.
Affiliations and Awards
Alexandra has been on the Board of Directors for the Broward League of Cities, a Board member on the Broward County’s Resource Recovery Board and a member on the National League of Cities Energy, Environment & Natural Resources Steering Committee. In addition she has been a member of Women in Municipal Government(WIMG).
She is currently founder and member of the Caribbean American Teachers Association of Florida(CATAF), a member of NAACP and Broward Black Elected Officials(BBEO). She is also a member of the League of Women Voters of Broward County(LWV).
Alexandra has received many accolades and awards; a few are listed here:
- ICABA’s One of South Florida’s 100 Most Accomplished Caribbean Americans
- Legacy Magazine’s One of the 50th Most Powerful and Influential Business Leaders In South Florida
- Jamaica Consul General Jamaica 50 Luminous Award
- Legacy Magazine’s One of South Florida’s Top Educators
- Pinnacle Coceano Community Leadership Award by the Miramar/Pembroke Pines Chamber of Commerce.
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