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Jason Smith

Director, Equity and Engagement

About Jason Smith

Jason T. Smith is the Director of Equity and Engagement in the Office of Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava. Jason manages a team of dedicated public servants who work to connect residents to their government in new and meaningful ways. His team successfully steered the Mayor’s Thrive305 initiative which was the largest community engagement effort in Miami-Dade County government history. Other major projects of his office include reforming and improving Miami-Dade County’s procurement system to provide more opportunities for local and small businesses and creating support for small businesses through the Strive305 program. Since his appointment, Miami-Dade County has initiated a procurement disparity study which will help inform the county’s efforts to build an equitable procurement program. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Howard University; an MBA from Florida International University; and a law degree from the Shepard Broad College of Law at Nova Southeastern University where he graduated magna cum laude.