Our Community Has Recognized Commissioner Michael Góngora for His Tireless Efforts to Make Miami Beach a Better Place

  • Named one of the Top 100 LGBT Movers & Shakers in Florida by Florida Agenda Magazine, November 2015.
  • Michael Góngora was invited by President Obama and Representative Wasserman Schultz, to attend the President’s Hispanic Heritage Month reception at the White House, October 2015
  • Top vote-getter, chosen as “Favorite Local Hero” in the Pink Flamingo Awards recognizing him as the first and only openly gay elected Commissioner and Vice Mayor in Miami Beach – September 2014
  • Góngora was selected as one of the 50 Most Influential Out People in South Florida by South Florida Gay Newspaper in its Annual “Out 50” Issue, March 2014
  • Góngora was recognized by Unity Coalition at their Annual Leaders, Legends and Lovelies event – 2013
  • Commissioner Gongora was honored as one of Miami’s Most Dedicated and Respected Philanthropists at the Miami Beach International Fashion Week 3rd Annual Humanitarian Awards – March 2012
  • Góngora was a Recipient of the Emerald Green City Award from the Environmental Coalition of Miami and the Beaches – 2011
  • Góngora was named one of the Top Ten Innovators in Miami-Dade County by the SunPost newspaper – July 2011
  • Góngora was invited to speak at the Commencement Ceremony for the University of Caserta on June 4th to promote tourism for the City of Miami Beach – June 2011
  • Vice Commissioner Góngora received a Certificate of Appreciation from Raymond Adrian from UNIDAD at their Annual Holiday – January 2011
  • Góngora was featured in the Daily Business Review, Special Report: New Partners Recognition of Promotion to Partner – 2009
  • Góngora was selected as the Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite – 2009
  • Góngora was a recipient for Business Leader Events, South Florida Movers & Shakers Award – 2009
  • Góngora was a City of Miami Beach Key Recipient for his Outstanding Service to the Community – 2007
  • Góngora was featured in Ocean Drive magazine as The New Face of Miami Beach Politics – January 2007
  • Góngora was chosen as Wire Magazine Person of the Year – December 2006
  • South Florida CEO Magazine selected Góngora as a Next Gen Leader – 2006
  • Góngora was a City of Miami Beach Key Recipient for Outstanding Service to the Community – 2003
  • The Sun Post newspaper named Góngora as one of the Power 50 of Miami – 2003