City Of Miami Gardens Selects New Vice Mayor

The City of Miami Gardens has a new Vice Mayor. At its October 26, 2016, City Council Meeting Councilman Erhabor Ighodaro was appointed by a unanimous vote of his colleagues to service as Vice Mayor for a two year period. Vice Mayor Ighodaro is an educator with a solid background in public management, urban justice, urban education, curricula design and implementation of best practice methodologies, educational public policy and the intervention and resolution of school and community based conflict.

jpegHe holds a Ph. D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from Nova Southeastern University (2007). He graduated with a Master of Science Degree in Justice Administration from St. Thomas University (2000) and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Florida Memorial University (1997).

A former Miami Dade Council Public School Teacher and Chief of Staff to School Board Member Dr. Robert Ingram, he serves as the Miami-Dade School District's Administrator for the Ingram Africa School Alliance (IASA) "Rites of Passage" Project and leads a delegation of students, teachers and parents on the district's annual excursion and student exchange opportunities with schools in Africa.

As Executive Director of the Dr. Robert B. Ingram Foundation, he oversees the organization's signature READ to LEAD program and has awarded over 5000 scholarships to students in Miami Dade County Public Schools (scholarships entitles students to an all-expense paid 2 day, 1 night educational excursion of Black history sites and culminates in one of Florida's major theme parks).

He serves as Professor of Criminal Justice at Florida Memorial University and he is the Founder/CEO of Oracle Consulting Group, LLC a dispute systems design and conflict resolution firm and he is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator. An often herald speaker on youth and non-violent engagement, he is the author of the groundbreaking publication Curriculum Violence: America's New Civil Rights Issue (2010). Nova Science Publishers

Section 2.1(b) of the City of Miami Gardens’ Charter entitled“Vice-Mayor” provides that a Vice Mayor shall be selected by the City Council and shall serve one term of two years. During the absence of incapacity of the Mayor, the Vice Mayor shall have all the powers, authority, duties and responsibilities of the Mayor.