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North Miami Vice Mayor Alix Desulme Extends his Condolences Regarding the 12th Anniversary of the...

North Miami Vice Mayor Alix Desulme Extends his Condolences Regarding the 12th Anniversary of the Tragic Earthquake in Haiti

January 12, 2022

Today marks 12 years since a catastrophic 7.0 magnitude earthquake in 2010 struck Haiti near the town of Léogâne. Hundreds of thousands of Haitian citizens lost their friends, family and loved ones. Vice Mayor and Haitian Immigrant, Alix Desulme reflects on the tragedy with words of consolation. 

“I extend my deepest condolences to everyone who has been affected in some way by this devastating event. To this day, Haiti and its people still feel the effects of this Earthquake and these lives will be remembered and honored today and every day. I would also like to pay my respects to the first responders who so courageously assisted in saving lives on that unforgettable day. My office and I remain committed to amplifying Haitian voices and supporting Haiti in its journey to recovery,” states the Vice Mayor. 


North Miami Vice Mayor Alix Desulme has an outstanding record of public service and takes pride in his commitment and dedication to the community. Desulme is a certified teacher, small business owner and an adjunct professor at St. Thomas University. In a 2009 city-wide election, Councilman Desulme made history by becoming the first African American to be elected City Clerk of North Miami. On June 2, 2015, Desulme was elected to represent District 4 residents in the North Miami City Council. The following year he became the youngest Councilman to serve as Vice Mayor for the City of North Miami, Florida. Vice Mayor Desulme also currently holds the title of Chairman of the National Haitian American Elected Officials Network (NHAEON), a non-profit organization devoted to supporting domestic policies, legislation & issues affecting Haitians living in the United States.

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About the City of North Miami

North Miami is a suburban city located in northeast Miami-Dade County, Florida. It is roughly 10 miles (16 km) north of Miami. The city lies on Biscayne Bay which surrounds the Biscayne Bay Campus of Florida International University. North Miami is home to a diverse demographic of residents. With more than 64,000 residents, North Miami is the sixth largest city in Miami-Dade County. We are home to the Oleta River State Park; the largest urban park in the Florida State Park System and the nationally accredited Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA North Miami).

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