Mayor Jose Alvarez was elected in November 2016. He is a real estate broker and owner of One Way Realty, Inc. Previously, he worked in the Road & Bridge Engineering department of the Florida Department of Transportation. In 2000, he became a REALTOR and, in 2006, became a Real Estate Broker. Alvarez was born in Havana, Cuba and came to the United States in 1971 as a child. He grew up in Miami where he started a family. He has been married to his loving wife, Darlene, for 25 years and has five daughters and two grandsons.