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About Alix


Councilman Alix Desulme believes that one of the most critical aspects of Public Service is giving back to the community. As a leader, he consistently advocates for the residents in North Miami and South Florida.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015, Councilman Desulme was elected to the North Miami City Council representing District 4. The following year he became the youngest Councilman to serve as Vice-Mayor for the city of North Miami, Florida (2016-2017).

Within his first year in office, Vice Mayor Desulme introduced legislation which passed unanimously to create the designation of the first Chinatown in the State of Florida. This project is an economic development aiming to position itself as a regional gateway within the State of Florida for Chinese investment and commerce by transforming the underperforming NW 7th Avenue Corridor into a regional anchor to promote traditional Chinese architecture, culture, commerce, and innovation.

Chinatown North Miami will provide a new type of development based on traditional urban principles that will cater to new markets: Chinese investors and other multi-cultural and ethnic backgrounds, millennial professionals, singles and families, and aging Baby Boomers. Attractive and financially adequate mixed‐use, flexible building types for business and housing.

Another significant piece of legislation Councilman Desulme championed is a city-wide program that improves the quality of lives for seniors 55+ living in the City. September 30, 2015, the North Miami City Council unanimously approved the NOMI Golden Silver Senior Program which provides a safe place to socialize, exercise, outings, and enjoying hot meals in a friendly environment.

Councilman Desulme is known as the "People's Councilman." He created and implemented the Let’s Eat Healthy in D4 initiative. Let's Eat Healthy in D4 is a District 4 initiative that ensures qualified residents fresh produce, dairy products, and other grocery items bi-monthly.

As an educator, Councilman Desulme has championed for youth causes for two decades. He is known for his dedication to the city youth.

He designed and developed NoMi Leaders in Training Program (L.I.T.). L.I.T prepares the city’s next generation of public servants through higher education preparation, career readiness, and an enhanced understanding of local civic processes.

Additionally, it serves as a pre-requisite for students who reside in North Miami grades 9-12, to transition into the city’s signature Youth Opportunity Board (YOB) Summer Internship Program.Upon completing the program’s hands-on professional leadership training, participants will gain soft skills needed to succeed in any profession and become a productive member of society.

Councilman Desulme was first elected into office in 2009, in a city-wide election, making history as the first Black City Clerk of the City of North Miami. He held the distinction of the youngest and the first Haitian-American elected City Clerk in the United States of America.

Currently, Councilman Desulme is an Adjunct professor at St. Thomas University in Miami Gardens, Florida and an Educational Consultant for ELB Global an Interactive Education Technology Solution provider based in California. Recently, Councilman Desulme has completed coursework at the University of New England & earned a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership focused on Transformative Leadership.


  • North Miami Middle & North Miami Senior High School Alumnus

  • Bachelor of Art in Organizational Leadership/Marketing

  • St. Thomas University, Master of Science in Exceptional Student Education/ESOL

  • Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership (Ed.D) Focus on Transformative Leadership

Current Community Involvement:

  • Vice-Chair, National Haitian American Elected Officials Network (NHAEON)

  • Board Member, Sister Cities International (SCI)

  • Member, National League of Cities (Information Technology & Communications Committee)

  • Member-Intergovernmental Advisory Committee (IAC)..Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

  • Executive Board Member, Miami-Dade County League of Cities (North Miami Representative)

Past Associations, Membership and Awards

  • The 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project

  • South Florida’s Chapter of Haitian American Elected Officials

  • Operation Green Leaves Project

  • North Miami Knights of Columbus

  • North Miami Business Advisory Committee

  • North Miami Youth Opportunity Board

  • Citizens for a Better Government (PAC)

  • North Miami Jaycees

  • Miami-Dade Democratic Executive Committee

  • Big Brother & Big Sister of Dade County

  • Miami-Dade PTSA Executive Board, Past Member

  • 2012 Florida Jaycee Outstanding Young Public Service Award recipient

  • Who's Who in Florida under 25 Years Old

  • The National Organization for the Advancement of Haitians (NOAH)

  • Outstanding Youth Achievement Award, Miami-Dade County

  • Outstanding Young Professional Award

  • The City of North Miami Close-Up Achievement Award

Committee to Re-Elect Alix Desulme, District 4
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