Miami-Dade County encompasses more than 2,000 square miles. Located along the southeast tip of the Florida peninsula, one-third of Miami-Dade County is located in Everglades National Park. Miami-Dade County government serves over 2.7 million residents with a work force of 27,000 employees dedicated to providing the best services possible.
Thirty-five municipalities each have their own governments and provide city services such as police and zoning protection. The Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners is the governing body of unincorporated Miami-Dade County, and has broad, regional powers to establish policies for services that transcend city boundaries. An Executive Mayor with the power to veto Commission action items.