We are pleased to announce the selection of Manny Gonzalez as new executive director of the BID, following official confirmation by the City of Miami Commission at their meeting earlier today. Manny is a Miami native and comes to our organization with an ideal mix of hands-on professional experience, municipal government knowledge and enthusiasm for the work of improving communities through sound policy and strong partnerships. His first day on the job is this coming Monday, May 15th.Manny spent the past eight years at the Coconut Grove BID, serving as that organization’s executive director since 2012 and as their projects coordinator prior to that. His accomplishments at the Coconut Grove BID include bringing trolley service to the neighborhood, coordinating neighborhood-wide streetscape projects with the City of Miami and creating a Zika Emergency Plan for the Grove. Manny’s strong relationships with our City of Miami partners – from police to sanitation to the members of the City Commission – will serve the Wynwood BID very well.Please join us in welcoming our new executive director, Manny Gonzalez, to Wynwood and feel free to reach out or visit him at the BID office beginning next week.